News

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 →
5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 September 2018 Recent guidance sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antibiotics.

Increasing resistance and a lack of new drugs means a greater risk... Read More →
Instructions for approving registered medical practitioners under the Mental Health Act 1983 September 2018 A document has been published containing instructions that lay out the function of approving registered medical practitioners and of approving individuals to act as approved clinicians under the... Read More →
NHS Friends and Family Test: publication guidance September 2018 The Department has published guidance for providers of NHS funded services on calculating and publishing the NHS Friends and Family Test results. Read More →
Medical bodies unite to combat addiction to medicines September 2018 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have published a signed consensus statement aimed at reducing patient addiction to medicines such... Read More →
GPs face 'unprecedented' pressure - Future Of Primary Care July 2018 Primary care services face ‘increasing and unprecedented pressures’ because of increasing workload, an ageing population and lack of investment, a report concludes.

The Future of Primary Care... Read More →
Better value in the NHS - The role of changes in clinical practice July 2018 In a time of severe financial constraint, the NHS is being asked to make productivity savings of £22 billion by 2020/21. However, this report argues that, rather than looking at efficiency and... Read More →

Resources

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...
Counter Fraud Authority November 2018 Our strategy to tackle fraud, bribery, corruption and other economic crime affecting the NHS and the wider health...
Emergency Department design toolkit October 2018 The Design Council has published a toolkit for NHS managers, clinicians and designer and healthcare planners who want to...
Hospital2Home discharge pack to support care of older people October 2018 The Hospital 2 Home resource pack, designed to support older patients returning from hospital, has been...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records October 2018 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
WISER application for first responders October 2018 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Journal of Medical Internet Research October 2018 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Review of Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients September 2018 A recent report sets out recommendations regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care following an independent...
NHS Primary Medical Services Directions September 2018 Newly issued directions relate to the NHS Primary Medical Services Regulations, which came into force on 1st April 2013....
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