2 articles: Psychological care after stroke + Managing COPD

NHS Improvement
Psychological care after stroke: improving stroke services for people with cognitive and mood disordersThis publication is intended to be a guide for services who would like to improve psychological support for people with stroke. The target audience is clinical staff working in stroke services who would like to make local improvements but also stroke networks, SHA leads and commissioners of stroke services interested in large scale improvement in psychological support after stroke.

Managing COPD as a long term condition: emerging learning from the national improvement projects
This report contains practical examples to support clinical teams in delivering quality and productivity to patients and a wide range of stakeholders.

Support group for carers of stroke survivors

Foundation of Nursing Studies
‘Caring for the Carers’ – the establishment of a support group for carers of stroke survivors 

Based on the identification of an unmet need and an acknowledgement of the benefits to be gained, a support group for carers of stroke survivors was established in one area of an integrated health and social care trust within Northern Ireland. This briefing looks at the aims and objectives of the project and the methods and approaches used to set up the support network.

Graduate management training scheme investment pays off

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
NHS national graduate management training scheme: payback – return on investment for the NHS graduate scheme
This report finds that the NHS graduate management training scheme generates savings per trainee in the tens of thousands of pounds, and retains more trainees than other private and public sector schemes. The first section of the report uses electronic staff records to produce accurate data on the retention and progression of trainees within the NHS. The second section looks at return on investment of trainees whilst on the scheme. It includes a number of case studies showing how trainee projects are designed to support the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) agenda.

Safe and sustainable review of children’s congenital heart services

From The Kings Fund 26 August 2011:
NHS Specialised Services Safe and sustainable review of children’s congenital heart services in England: report of the public consultation

This report provides a detailed analysis of more than 75,000 responses to a national consultation. During the consultation respondents were asked to share their views on the key principles of the review: four configuration options which would pool surgical expertise into fewer larger centres, the development of congenital NHS Specialised Services Safe and sustainable review of children’s congenital heart services in England: report of the public consultation This report provides a detailed analysis of more than 75,000 responses to a national consultation. During the consultation respondents were asked to share their views on the key principles of the review: four configuration options which would pool surgical expertise into fewer larger centres, the development of congenital rong support for the key principles of the review and nine out of ten support the proposed national quality standards.

Report NHS Specialised Services – publications heart networks to bring care closer to home and new national quality standards. The report demonstrates strong support for the key principles of the review and nine out of ten support the proposed national quality standards.