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Management of HIV-infected healthcare workers December 2016 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 December 2016 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 November 2016 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 →
Instructions for approving registered medical practitioners under the Mental Health Act 1983 November 2016 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 →
Better value in the NHS - The role of changes in clinical practice September 2016 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 →
Measuring patient experience of integration in the NHS August 2016 The NHS Future Forum report on Integration recommended that new patient experience measures should be developed to evaluate patients’ experiences across whole journeys of care.

There is... Read More →
Guidance for NHS trusts on the friends and family test August 2016 Guidance for NHS trusts on the NHS friends and family test has been published by the Department of Health. The guidance details the background, requirements and implications of putting into... Read More →
Infection control advice on Pseudomonas aeruginosa August 2016 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 →
Chartered Institute Of Personnel Management July 2016 This year saw the introduction of new conference streams and a fantastic line up of speakers.

Delegates were inspired by leading organisations including Coca Cola, BSkyB, O2 and the British... Read More →
Taking action to reduce Scotland's drug-related deaths July 2016 The Scottish Executive's Action Plan Taking Action to Reduce Scotland's Drug-related Deaths.
They have now published an update on progress so far, which includes information on a new enhanced... Read More →

Resources

Emergency Department design toolkit December 2016 The Design Council has published a toolkit for NHS managers, clinicians and designer and healthcare planners who want to...
New Hospital2Home discharge pack to support care of older people December 2016 The Hospital 2 Home resource pack, designed to support older patients returning from hospital, has been...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records December 2016 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
WISER application for first responders December 2016 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Journal of Medical Internet Research December 2016 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems December 2016 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
Review of Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients November 2016 A recent report sets out recommendations regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care following an independent...
NHS Primary Medical Services Directions November 2016 Newly issued directions relate to the NHS Primary Medical Services Regulations, which came into force on 1st April 2013....
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu November 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
Online syllabus archive November 2016 The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine has launched its Online Syllabus Archive. The Archive...
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