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
The latest news and information from the Harvard Business Review is now available on our Health Management page. It is regularly updated and published the instant it becomes available.
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Out with the old and in with the new! That seems to be the theme this month with our leisure collection. Just to give you a flavour of what is on offer, some of the new leisure titles are listed below.
||With these hands
|Briffa, Dr. John
||Natural health for kids
||The story of childhood: growing up in modernBritain
||Notes from a small island
||The Shakespeare secret
||The winter mantle
|du Maurier, Daphne
||And now on radio 4
||70 not out
There are many more so why not call in, have a coffee and browse the shelves whilst you make your selection.
The following table shows the latest clinical books to be added to the library stock.
|Association of Breast Surgery
||Association of Breast Surgery: yearbook 2011
|Browse, Norman L
||Browse’s introduction to the investigation and management of surgical disease
|Browse, Norman L
||Browse’s introduction to the symptoms and signs of surgical disease
||Get through MRCGP: AKT
|Dubb, Sukhpreet Singh
||500 single best answers in medicine
|Fritsch, Sandra L
||Interface between paediatrics and children’s mental health
||Leadership and management in healthcare
||Systematic reviews to support evidence-based medicine
||Disease maps: epidemics on the ground
|National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
||Quick reference guide: Autism: recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autistic spectrum
|National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
||Quick reference guide: Multiple Pregnancy: the management of twin and triplet pregnancies in the antenatal period
||NHS Dialysis unit patient guide: information book and DVD for patients, their families and carers
||Preceptorship for newly registered nurses
||EMQs in clinical medicine
When searching for articles on NHS Evidence, you may have noticed slow response times. This is a temporary fault and should be rectified shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience.
East Cheshire NHS Trust’s Adult Speech and Language Therapy Department is preparing for the launch of the national ‘Giving Voice’ campaign instigated by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ (RCSLT) to raise awareness of the vital role Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) plays in the lives of people with communication and swallowing needs.
The Giving Voice campaign is designed to ‘give voice’ to people with speech, language and communication needs – to ensure their needs, and those of their carers and families, are met. The aim of the campaign is to demonstrate how speech and language therapy makes a difference to individuals and the broader society across the UK.
East Cheshire NHS Trust’s Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team are launching the national Giving Voice campaign on 18 October 2011 with a display in the hospital main reception to raise awareness of speech and language therapy and their role in the local community
Read more on the trust news page http://www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/News-Events/Local-News/Local-News.html
NHS Connecting for Health courses at various venues
- Are nurses slow to innovate and adopt new approaches to delivering care?
- Do you know what patients now expect with regard to information?
- Do you know how to make sure you are counting apples and not pears?
- Are we developing the necessary skills in our workforce for the future?
- Could information governance get any more boring yet be so important?
- When did patient safety become an IT issue not a clinical one?
- Are we prepared for being visible?
- Do you understand the potential for changing practice as a result of technology and the consequences?
The Leadership for Informed Practice Programme is for senior nurses and midwives across the whole healthcare system and runs over three days, on various dates, each day approximately a week apart. Various venues are available.
The course is free to attend. Please visit our events website for more information and to book a place.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tip is prompted by the recent experience of one Library user.
Late one afternoon last week, a member of staff came into the library, bowed down under the weight of several library books. A couple of them were substantial; real heavyweights, the sort which make your arms ache just to look at them.
The books were unloaded on to the counter, in date. “No fine?” they breathed, beaming with relief and triumph. “Correct, no fine”, I replied. “Are you returning them”? “No, I haven’t finished yet, could I renew them please?”. Relief turned to chagrin when it was gently pointed out that all you have to do to renew books is to telephone us on 01625 661362 or email us at email@example.com
Please don’t make the same mistake. Ring don’t wrestle!
This 2 minute video demonstrates some of the features of “NHS Evidence – relevant reliable, trusted information – all in one place.”
Watch it and you just might discover something that you weren’t aware of! Click on the image above to take the 2 minute tour.
If you are a medical student and want to know what NHS Evidence can do for you try this video link by clicking on this image:
Here’s a great little elearning tutorial from Skills for Health for anyone who wants to improve their English.
You can also brush up on your Numeracy skills too.
This guide specifically relates to leadership in the NHS, with pointers to where broader literature on leadership may be found.
Click here: for the list of guides.
Grateful thanks to Matt Holland of the North West Ambulance Service for this link. www.nwas.nhs.uk/foundationtrust
New Community Care page
A new page has been added to our main website and we invite you to submit your comments and suggestions as to what information it should contain, by using the Comments option under this post. Alternatively you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentatively called Community Care, this page reports news, links, ebooks and useful resources for the many health professionals delivering patient care in the community. This includes: dentists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, mental health professionals, physiotherapists and health visitors. Even if your particular group isn’t listed, please take a look anyway – there may still be something of relevance to you.
Please remember – the development of this page is ongoing, so it’s not too late for you to have your say and influence the finished outcome.
Did you know that if you are using the library to study online and sound is required, we have a number of headphones freely available. Please ask at the reception desk. If you should need them when visiting out of hours, please help yourself from reception.
Comment on “Diagnostic Blood Loss From Phlebotomy and Hospital-Acquired Anemia During Acute Myocardial Infarction”
Stephanie Rennke, MD; Margaret C. Fang, MD, MPH
Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(18):1653-1654. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.335
Since this article does not have an abstract, the first 150 words of the full text and any section headings have been provided.
Hospitalization can be a hazardous time for patients. Complications that occur as a result of hospitalization, such as venous thromboembolism, nosocomial infections, and medication errors, result in considerable morbidity and mortality.1 In this issue of Archives, Salisbury et al2 suggest that hospital-acquired anemia (HAA) may be yet one more potentially preventable complication associated with hospitalization. Anemia has been associated with worse clinical outcomes in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).3 The authors evaluated the association between HAA and blood loss from diagnostic phlebotomy in patients with AMI hospitalized in 57 US hospitals. Increased blood loss from phlebotomy was an independent predictor of HAA. Of particular interest was the finding that the mean phlebotomy volume in patients varied widely across individual hospitals, suggesting that some blood tests may have been simply “routine” and implying that reduction in the variability of care . . . [Full Text of this Article]
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
When a person dies: guidance for professionals on developing bereavement services
This publication covers the principles of bereavement services, along with bereavement care in the days preceding death, at the time of death and in the days following death. It also includes guidance on workforce and education and the commissioning and quality outcomes of bereavement care.
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
RA and physiotherapy: a national survey
This report highlights the medical evidence around the benefits of physiotherapy in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), but also uncovers problems in the way physiotherapy services are being organised and accessed throughout the UK. It calls for new measures to be introduced in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to increase compliance with RA medical guidelines and to protect existing physiotherapy services. A survey of NRAS members with RA also uncovered low referral rates, despite clear evidence that physiotherapy improved their function and mobility.
How is the NHS performing? October 2011 quarterly monitoring report
This report concludes that many NHS hospitals will struggle to deliver productivity improvements essential to maintaining quality and avoid significant cuts to services. It looks behind national figures for waiting times and infection rates to find significant variations in performance between hospitals.
Statements on the Health and Social Care Bill: second reading
The Health and Social Care Bill had its second reading on 11 October 2011.
Please see below for a selection of comments and statements on this.
Achievement of foundation trust status by NHS hospital trusts
This report finds that the difficulty of achieving foundation trust status is magnified by the challenge trusts face in making year-on-year cost savings of at least four per cent. It concludes that many trusts will have to achieve even greater savings than this to show that they are financially viable.
10 October 2011, 01:00:27 | webteam-ln
A consultation has been launched on implementing a ‘Duty of Candour’, a contractual requirement on NHS providers to be open with patients when things go wrong with their healthcare.
The contractual Duty of Candour, which forms part of the Government’s plans to modernise the NHS by making it more accountable and transparent, will be an enforceable duty on providers.
The aim is to ensure providers are open and honest with patients, or their families, and give them information about any investigations that have taken place or any lessons learned.
The consultation asks:
- how best to design a contractual requirement for organisations to be open, including the scope and the kinds of sanctions that should be available
- how best to support patients and clinicians to ensure people are told when things go wrong.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: ‘We must develop a culture of openness in the NHS. This is a key part of how a modern NHS should be – open and accountable to the public and patients to drive improvements in care.
‘That’s why we are introducing a requirement on providers to be transparent in admitting mistakes. We need to find the most effective way to promote openness and hold those organisations who are not open to account.
‘A more transparent NHS is a safer NHS where patients can be confident of receiving high quality care.’
The consultation runs until 2 January 2012.
Online self-paced tutorials
Learn at your own pace and place!
These online tutorials are designed to provide a quick and informative overview and demonstration of The Cochrane Library. Part 1 provides an introduction to The Cochrane Library and Part 2 includes tips on advanced and MeSH searching, plus showing you how to save searches and set up email alerts.
Part 1. The Cochrane Library – an introduction
Part 2. The Cochrane Library – Searching and MESH
The modules use sound and are free – brief details required when registering at the opening screen.
Here is a brochure about The Cochrane Library – click here
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Commission on improving care in dignity for older people: consultation response
This document is RCP’s submission to a consultation on dignity in care. The response sets out how RCP thinks patient safety and the care for older people can be improved.