The financial cost of healthcare fraud: what data from around the world shows
This report investigates the true financial cost of fraud to the NHS. It estimates that the NHS loses £3 billion per year in fraud and in light of financial pressures, minimising fraud has the potential to aid with efficiency savings.
What makes a top hospital? Leadership
This is the third in a series of publications centred around quality in hospital services. This report looks at the features of leadership that are found in top performing acute organisations.
Guidance on emergency cover during industrial action
Unison and Unite have both produced guidance on emergency cover and exemptions from industrial action. It encourages their branches to engage with employers when they seek to discuss levels of cover.
Evidence based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice – 4th edn
Clinical decision making that is grounded in the best available evidence is essential to promote patient safety and quality health eg: guidelines for falls prevention recommend developing a protocol for toileting elderly, sedated, or confused patients …
The Health Foundation has launched a new online self management support resource centre. “It is full of information and practical resources that can be adopted and adapted locally to help services and health professionals to develop their own self management support programmes.”
Click the picture here to view the Trust’s latest available training courses:
The Staff Library will be open in support of the next ‘Health Matters’ public lecture. This will take place on Tuesday 6 December and will be presented by
Dr Robert Stead, Medical Director at East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Entitled ‘A voyage of discovery – patient information on the internet’ the session aims to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of seeking health information on the internet.
The Internet has the largest medical library in the world. With over 100 million visits to the NHS Choices website last year, a recent report by the Department of Health (2010) highlights more patients than ever before are going online to find reliable health information and to self-diagnose.
Read the full story on the trust news page http://www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/News-Events/Local-News/Local-News.html
Student midwives employment survey
A survey of 803 students and newly qualified midwives by the RCM found that more than a half (52%) of students “strongly agreed” that they were finding it difficult to get a job as a midwife. Nearly three-quarters (74%) said that there were not enough vacancies for the number of midwives seeking jobs and 64% said that they were finding it difficult to get a job in the location that they wanted. Of the respondents, 32% who have started looking for jobs had not secured a midwifery post. Sixty-two percent of students who had not secured a post said they were not optimistic about finding a job as a midwife. More than a third (38%) said they strongly disagreed that there were enough midwifery vacancies for the number of midwives seeking employment.
Extract from The Royal College of Midwives
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Guide to using quality improvement tools to drive clinical audits
This guidance aims to help implement improvements to health services through quality improvement tools that can be applied to the clinical audit process.
NHS Technology Adoption Centre
Generic Adoption Process (GAP)
This online tool has been designed to enable proven medical technology to be more efficiently adopted into the NHS. GAP provides a clear and detailed roadmap, along with the required tools to enable proven medical technologies to be adopted.
The UK influenza preparedness strategy 2011
This strategy describes the Government’s approach for responding to an influenza pandemic. It updates and replaces the previous guidance ‘Pandemic flu: a national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic 2007’.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) quality improvement guide
The guide offers advice on management or organisational actions to prevent and control HCAIs in secondary care settings. It is aimed at board members working in (or with) secondary care. It may also be of use to senior managers, those working elsewhere in the NHS, as well as those working in local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.