News from NHS Networks: 1 Sept 2011

Improving Patient Safety
This developing website is for everyone – staff, patients,service users, carers, the general public – everyone who has an interest in promoting patient safety.
A “one stop shop” guide to help patients get the most from their GP practice is launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

News articles from NHS Network: 1 Sept 2011

Information taken from a report produced by independent researchers at Aston Business School NHS staff management and health service quality, will be incorporated into future inhouse Ward Manager’s training courses.
 The researchers’ report is based on the wealth of data contained in NHSstaff survey results.  They analysed how, over time, the experience of NHS staff at work links with performance measures that illustrate the quality of care that NHS trusts deliver. Read more »
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.  Read more »
The Mindful Employer line managers’ resource pack provides practical guidance for line managers to support staff who experience mental health conditions including stress, anxiety and depression.  Read more »

Booking out books made simple

Anyone wanting to borrow books from the Staff Library outside normal working hours, can now do so, thanks to a new and easy procedure.  Just complete your details at the reception desk, naming the books you intend to borrow and you will receive a text message next day advising you of their return date.

This should be of particular benefit to night staff or ‘early bird’ users who visit the Library at quiet times.