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.
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The problem with the A-Z Journals and Palliative Care journals has now been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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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
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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).
Preparation for birth and beyond: a resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities
This resource pack has been developed to help the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector in planning or leading preparation for parenthood groups and activities. It aims to improve outcomes for babies and parents through a refreshed approach to antenatal education.
This review article was published in British Journal of Radiology (2011) 84, 869-874 Seeding of tumour cells following breast biopsy: a literature review
Needle biopsy of the breast is widely practised. Image guidance ensures a high degree of accuracy. However, sporadic cases of disease recurrence suggest that in some cases the procedure itself may contribute to this complication. This article reviews evidence relating to needle biopsy of the breast and the potential for tumour cell migration into adjacent tissues following the procedure. A literature search was undertaken using Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library.
Full text available at: http://bjr.birjournals.org/cgi/reprint/84/1006/869