“The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased by nearly 130,000 to 2.9 million in the past year. This is nearly a 50 per cent rise since GPs first published diabetes data in 2005 (2m).”
Extract from Diabetes UK.
See the full article at Diabetes rates in the UK soar to nearly 3m
National Child Measurement Programme: publication of legal Directions
These Directions allow the NHS Information Centre and PCTs to continue to process National Child Measurement Programme data.
National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD)
Are we there yet? A review of organisational and clinical aspects of children’s surgery
This report highlights the process of care of children less than 18 years of age, including neonates who died within 30 days of emergency or elective surgery on the same admission. It takes a critical look at areas where the care of patients might have been improved. Remediable factors have also been identified in the clinical and the organisational care of these patients.
Link to TRIP database
The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
TRIP has a new feature which allows users to refine their search by clinical area. So, for example a search for measles can be run and then the results restricted to neurology documents.
TRIP is easy to use and its free to register.
SNAP – the free online numeracy resource is ready to be used and was launched on
26 September 2011.
SNAP is a region wide, cross sector collaboration of major organisations in the process of planning, designing and producing a Standardised Numeracy Assessment resource for use across several healthcare sectors:
• As a learning resource during healthcare cadetships, Access to Nursing, and other healthcare programmes within colleges of further education
• During selection processes for admission to pre-registration nurse education and other allied health professional preparation courses by Higher Education Institutes
• By service provider organisations wishing to confirm and further develop the numeracy skills of its newly recruited and/or qualified staff, plus existing (e.g. mentor and supervisor) workforce.
SNAP is funded by the Northwest Council of Deans of Health and NHS Northwest. The link to SNAP is www.snap.nhs.uk
Zetoc is changing. If you are not familiar with Zetoc, it is a comprehensive research database, providing access to over 28,000 journals, 45 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.
With effect from Tuesday 15 November, a new enhanced service will replace the old version. From that date, anyone with existing Zetoc alerts will be automatically transferred without the user’s intervention. Alerts will be processed as normal from that date.
*Please note – there will be some service disruption from Monday 14 November until the transfer is complete on the 15 November.
This will not affect the sending out of the Alerts as normal during this period.
The new Zetoc beta version can be seen at: http://beta.zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/
We are experiencing a loss of service from Netvibes our web portal provider. We hope this will be rectified as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience.
NHS North of England
(bringing together NHS North West, NHS Yorkshire and the Humber and NHS North East)
Chair – Kathryn Riddle
Chief executive – Ian Dalton
- Chief Operating Officer – Richard Barker
- Chief Nurse – Jane Cummings
- Director of Finance – Mark Ogden
- Medical Director – Professor Stephen Singleton
- Director of Workforce and Education – Tim Gilpin
- Director of Public Health – Professor Paul Johnstone
Sir Peter Carr (Vice Chair)
Sally Cheshire (Vice Chair)
Ian Walker (Audit Chair)
Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive said: “Clustering SHAs will ensure we have sufficient capacity in the system to maintain grip and momentum throughout the transition period.
“Moving to four clusters will ensure the best fit between our transition arrangements and the future arrangements for the NHS Commissioning Board, which will be organised across the same geographical areas.”
An independent review will be lead by the national cancer director for England, Professor Sir Mike Richards.
To view the video at the BBC see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15456983 or read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15444879
Royal College of Surgeons
Patient outcomes in surgery: a report comparing Independent Sector Treatment Centres and NHS providers
This report found that NHS patients undergoing elective operations in dedicated independent sector units report better outcomes than those seen by NHS hospitals treating emergency and elective patients. However, the report also found these differences reflect that those patients seen by independent sector treatment centres tend to be younger, in better health before their operation and from more affluent areas than those seen by NHS hospitals.
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Acute care toolkit 2: high quality acute care
This toolkit focuses on the delivery of high-quality acute care, looking at current problem areas and factors threatening care delivery, and suggesting a range of recommendations for improving quality.The toolkit is accompanied by two appendices: the RCP position statement on out-of-hours care, and guidance notes on the provision of 12-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week consultant care.
When browsing this website, if you discover any broken links or error messages, please let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The problem with the A-Z Journals and Palliative Care journals has now been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Extract from Staff Matters 24/10/11
Deaf Awareness training sessions available for all trust staff
- Wednesday 2 November 2011 1.30pm – 3.30pm MDGH, Education and Training Centre, Seminar room 3
- Wednesday 23 November 2011 10.00am – 12.00pm Eagle Bridge, Dunwoody Way, Crewe CW1 3AW
More information: To find out more and book a place please call:
01625 661560 or email Adelle.Twigg@nhs.net
Free Parkinson’s disease basic study session
Education and Training Building
At Macclesfield District General Hospital
Tuesday 8 November and 6 December 2011
1 long session for nurses, students and therapists.
Refreshments to follow
How to book: Ring Rachael on 01625 66 55 85
Extract from Staff Matters 24/10/11
A new resource developed by DH Informatics Knowledge Management Team and NHS Library and Knowledge Services, Kent, Surrey and Sussex for use by all NHS staff is now available.
The Knowledge Management Online Learning Resources are designed to help you to:
- Develop a strategy for knowledge retention and sharing
- Plan how an individual, team or organisation can learn from the experience of others
- Capture, share and preserve resources from individuals or teams
- Record and share learning and experience gained from project or work
- Understand how knowledge management techniques have helped other organisations
Select the modules that most suit your learning needs. Each module lasts between 15 and 40 minutes.
Visit www.ksslibraries.nhs.uk/elearning/kmto get started.
This briefing paper is about the findings and recommendations from a research project conducted at the University of Nottingham, with funding awarded by Macmillan Cancer Support.
The first of a new style “evidence update” from NHS Evidence summarises new evidence relevant to the NICE cancer services guidance manual 2006 (partially updated 2010).