Rothwell MP,Pearson D,Hunter JD,Mitchell PA,Graham-Woollard T,Goodwin L,Dunn G: British Journal of Anaesthesia, June 2011

This article “Oral oxycodone offers equivalent analgesia to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia after total hip replacement: a randomized, single-centre, non-blinded, non-inferiority study” was published in British Journal of Anaesthesia, June 2011, vol./is. 106/6(865-72), 0007-0912;1471-6771 (2011 Jun)

North of England leads on patient experience

East Cheshire Trust in the top 5

Eight of ten NHS trusts at the top of a league table measuring cancer patient experience in England are in the north of the country, according to data published by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Author(s): Davis, Carol
Citation: Cancer Nursing Practice, 01 June 2011, vol./is. 10/5(6-7), 14754266
Publication Date: 01 June 2011
Source: CINAHL
Full Text:  Available in fulltext at EBSCO Host 

NHS foundation trusts: review of three months to 30 June 2011

NHS foundation trusts: review of three months to 30 June 2011
Monitor requires each NHS foundation trust board to submit a quarterly report. Performance is monitored against these reports to identify where problems might arise. This is the first quarterly report for 2011/12 and covers the 137 foundation trusts authorised up to 30 June 2011.

Extract from The Kings Fund

News from NHS Networks: 30 Sept

Two new respiratory quick reference guides have been published to help support patients with asthma and COPD.
This research scan describes how junior doctors have been engaged in quality improvement and factors that help and hinder their involvement.
The NHS must address the significant variations in care experienced by the 170,000 patients who have major emergency abdominal surgery each year, says a new report published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
The NHS could have saved a total of £625 million if it had prescribed NICE-recommended drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes as opposed to other treatment options, according to a new study.