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Indemnity Cover For Staff Working During Times of Pandemic February 2018 The Department of Health published a document that describes the provisions in place regarding indemnity cover for staff working during times of pandemic in England. The arrangements by which staff... Read More →
Equality and Human Rights in the NHS: A guide for NHS Boards February 2018 This guide is designed to help NHS Board members understand and comply with their obligations under equality and human rights legislation. Every NHS organisation, as a public body, needs to assure... Read More →
Patient safety guide January 2018 A full reference guide to patient safety, has been published on the National Patient Safety Agency?s (NPSA) website.

Seven Steps to Patient Safety offers staff involved in primary and... Read More →
Scheme To Manage Poor Performance In The NHS December 2017 The Department of Health has issued details of a new NHS Performance Regime, designed to offer greater transparency and consistency in identifying underperformance, supporting recovery, and managing... Read More →
Healthcare Professions Consultation November 2017 The second in a series of orders that will take forward the reforms of professional regulation identified in the White Paper ?Trust Assurance and Safety? has been issued. It concentrates on reforms... Read More →
MRSA Report November 2017 A report examining the variation in rates of MRSA between different hospitals between 2001 and 2006 and looking at the factors which have contributed to a 27% fall in the probability that a patient... Read More →
Critical Care Contingency Planning Materials November 2017 A set of general principles have been provided to guide all NHS organisations in developing their ability to respond to an emergency where the number of patients substantially exceeds normal... Read More →
Report On NHS Checks For Overseas Staff November 2017 NHS Boards have a high level of compliance with pre-employment screening procedures for staff recruited from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Findings in a report from the Auditor General... Read More →
Guidance On Fluoridation Of Drinking Water October 2017 A letter has been published which encourages SHAs and PCTs to consider fluoridation to reduce inequalities in oral health. It covers the legislative framework, the requirement for PCTs to assess the... Read More →
Improving Cleanliness And Infection Control October 2017 The Government recently announced a series of measures aimed at improving hospital cleanliness, including increasing the number of Matrons and giving more powers to nurses. This letter gives more... Read More →

Resources

Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 Information on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and details of new ideas to promote clean and...
Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections And Saving Lives November 2017 A document has been published which draws together recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and...
What Matters To Patients, Public And Staff October 2017 Research undertaken by the Department of Health has revealed what really matters to NHS staff and its users. Findings...
Tool Helps Prevent Patients Re-admissions October 2017 An advanced tool that enables primary care trusts (PCTs) to identify patients most at risk of emergency re-admission to...
Dr Foster Intelligence September 2017 Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use...
Leadership guide September 2017 The NHS Leadership Framework is now available and is applicable to everyone in health and care, no matter what their...
Critical care strategy: managing the H1N1 flu pandemic August 2017 A strategy has been published setting out the Department of Health approach to managing critical care during the swine flu...
Maximising Staff Engagement August 2017 NHS National Workforce Projects (NWP) was a partner in an innovative study in the United States looking at staff engagement...
Hospital Guide August 2017 How healthy is your hospital? Understanding the reasons behind clinical outcomes is a key step in improving patient...
National Framework For Responding To An Influenza Pandemic July 2017 A document describing the Government?s strategic approach for responding to an influenza pandemic published jointly by the...
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