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Knowledge And Attitudes Of Primary Care Doctors In The Management Of Risk For Cardiovascular Disease April 2019 Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is suboptimal. The purposes of a recent study were to identify practice patterns and barriers among US... Read More →
Health literacy training for resident doctors April 2019 Nearly 50 percent of Americans lack the literacy skills needed to function effectively in today's health care environment, according to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Literacy.... Read More →
Economic Modelling For Vascular Checks March 2019 A technical consultation has been published which outlines the modelling work the Department of Health has undertaken in the last year to establish the clinical and cost effectiveness of the... Read More →
Learning from patient safety incidents March 2019 The Please Ask initiative, launched by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), also provides practical information about patient safety and invites patients to share their experiences.... Read More →
What Skills Can Service Users Expect Their CBT Therapists To Have? February 2019 A leaflet has been produced for the public on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is the therapy that will be used by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme to make... Read More →
Revalidation: compliance to commitment December 2018 A King’s Fund report, Medical Revalidation: From Compliance to Commitment, says doctors are receiving mixed messages about the purpose of revalidation.

All could identify potential benefits,... Read More →
Patient safety - outbreaks in carbapenemase-producing Enterobact November 2018 An NHS England stage-two ‘resource’ patient safety alert has been issued to signpost providers of NHS care to resources developed to prevent the spread of carbapenemase-producing... Read More →
Management of HIV-infected healthcare workers October 2018 The outcome of the consultation on the management of HIV-infected healthcare workers has been published.

The people who responded to the consultation generally agreed with the changes... Read More →
Institute Of Medical Ethics October 2018 The Institute of Medical Ethics website will serve as a virtual network and resource centre for clinicians, teachers and students interested in medical ethics. It contains sign-posted links to a... Read More →
Berwick review into patient safety September 2018 This report, A promise to learn – a commitment to act: improving the safety of patients in England,highlights the main problems affecting patient safety in the NHS and makes recommendations to... Read More →

Resources

People in control of their own health and care May 2019 The idea that people should have a stronger voice in decisions about their health and care, and that services should better...
Online tool takes the headache out of sick leave March 2019 NHS Employers has launched a free online tool to further improve the management of staff sick leave in the NHS. The tool is...
Up To Date February 2019 UpToDate is the only clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes.
More than 80 research studies...
Health communication activities February 2019 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) website: Health Communication Activities. This online...
The Role And Value Of Specialist Nurses In Prostate Cancer Care January 2019 Specialist nurses may play an important role in helping to improve the experiences of patients with prostate cancer,...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems January 2019 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
Rates of survival for heart surgery December 2018 The Care Quality Commission and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery have a website with information on outcomes of heart...
Largest provider of on-screen British Sign Language December 2018 Signpost, the UK's biggest British Sign Language (BSL) translation-interpreting service.

Staff at Signpost believe...
Prevention of HAI Observation Tools November 2018 Patients deserve and expect safe care free of preventable complications, such as healthcare-associated infections. Hospital...
Child Protection – Information sharing project November 2018 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits...
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