News

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 →
Helping patients to leave hospital February 2018 "Achieving timely 'simple' discharge from hospital", a new toolkit launched recently by Health Minister Rosie Winterton, focuses on practical steps that health and social care professionals can take... Read More →
Scheme To Manage Poor Performance In The NHS December 2017 The Department of Health has issued details of a new NHS Performance Regime, designed to offer greater transparency and consistency in identifying underperformance, supporting recovery, and managing... Read More →
Healthcare Professions Consultation November 2017 The second in a series of orders that will take forward the reforms of professional regulation identified in the White Paper ?Trust Assurance and Safety? has been issued. It concentrates on reforms... Read More →
MRSA Report November 2017 A report examining the variation in rates of MRSA between different hospitals between 2001 and 2006 and looking at the factors which have contributed to a 27% fall in the probability that a patient... Read More →

Resources

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...
Revised Standards Of Proficiency October 2017 The Health Professions Council has launched updated standards of proficiency for twelve of the thirteen professions they...
AHRQ HCUP resource September 2017 AHRQ web-based resource - the HCUP Statistical Briefs - containing information from its Healthcare Cost and Utilization...
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