News

Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 Information on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and details of new ideas to promote clean and safe treatment have been published by the Department of Health. In... 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 →
Design For Patient Safety October 2017 The Design for Patient Safety series looks at how better design can reduce risk, improve the working environment, and ensure better, patient-centred care.

The series is based on the belief... 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 →
A Guide To Developing HR Systems And Practices October 2017 A guide has been published to help aspirant and applicant Foundation Trusts in the development of the Leadership and Human Resource (HR) components of their Integrated Business Plan for formal... Read More →
Future Of Surgery To Take Place Close To Patients Homes October 2017 A report on the future of planned surgery, recommends that 80% of all surgery should be done locally with the remaining 20% of the more complex cases taking place at specialist centres where... Read More →
Dignity in Care Public Survey Report October 2017 This report provides a detailed summary of the Department of Health?s online public survey on Dignity in Care, set up to hear directly from the public about their own experiences of being treated... Read More →
Learning not blaming: response to 3 reports on patient safety September 2017 Learning not blaming sets out the government’s position on:

• the Freedom to Speak Up review by Sir Robert Francis QC: we are improving the incentives for staff to speak out against poor... Read More →
2015 Heatwave Plan for England September 2017 The 2015 Heatwave Plan for England was published recently, and the MET Office is issuing Heatwave alerts from 1 June to 15 September 2015. The Heatwave plan for England remains a central part of the... Read More →

Resources

Emergency Planning For NHS Organisations November 2017 Guidance on arrangements for service provision during a major incident has been published by the Department of Health. It...
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...
Code Of Practice For The Prevention And Control Of Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 A code of practice has been produced to help NHS bodies plan and implement how they can prevent and control healthcare...
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...
Revised Standards Of Proficiency October 2017 The Health Professions Council has launched updated standards of proficiency for twelve of the thirteen professions they...
AHRQ HCUP resource September 2017 AHRQ web-based resource - the HCUP Statistical Briefs - containing information from its Healthcare Cost and Utilization...
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...
Human Rights In Healthcare August 2017 The Department of Health, the British Institute of Human Rights and 5 NHS Trusts have worked in conjunction to produce a...
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