News

Infection control advice on Pseudomonas aeruginosa April 2018 The Chief Medical Officer recently issued updated advice to assist healthcare providers in preventing and controlling contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in special care... Read More →
Managing Medicines Across a Health Community March 2018 Medicines management and prescribing are key elements in trust business and it is important that the organisations liaise effectively on these issues. The guide will help with this collaboration and... Read More →
Human Resources Forum February 2018 We brings together many of the most senior HR professionals and provides them with immeasurable networking, Learning and partnership opportunities. If you would like more information please do get... Read More →
Good Practice Recommendations for NHS Constitution February 2018 From January 2010, all providers and commissioners of NHS care will be under a new legal obligation to have regard to the NHS Constitution in all their decisions and actions. The State of Readiness... Read More →
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 →
Improving Health Visitor Immunization Knowledge February 2018 Health visitors play a pivotal position in providing parents with up-to-date evidence-based care on child health. The recent controversy over the safety of the MMR vaccine has drawn attention to the... Read More →
Patient Safety Training Resource For Practice Nurses February 2018 A patient safety training resource, aimed at nurses in all care settings, has been launched by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). It contains training scenarios and supporting materials for... 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 →
National transplant system provides online capabilities February 2018 Up-to-the-minute data on the number of people waiting for an organ transplant in the United States are now available online for the first time.

'The additional data available and improvements... Read More →
Hospital discharge services February 2018 Ensuring the homes of people leaving hospital are adapted to their needs and in a fit state for them to live in is essential if the policy objectives of better hospital discharge and improved health... Read More →

Resources

Start Smart Then Focus April 2018 The Department of Health has published new guidance Start Smart - Then Focus which will help hospital prescribers ensure...
Health maps to drive health improvements April 2018 In the National Health Service (NHS), we are interested to know whether people in different parts of the country have equal...
Assessing patient safety March 2018 HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently announced a new tool to help hospitals and health systems evaluate...
Clinical Governance and Adult Safeguarding: an Integrated Process January 2018 The aim of recent best practice guidance, published by the Department of Health (England) is to encourage organisations to...
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...
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...
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...
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