“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/