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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 →
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 →

Resources

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...
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...
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