King’s Fund News: 22 November, Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care

Improving outcomes and experiences for older women with breast cancer
This briefing focuses on the key issues for older women affected by breast cancer and presents recommendations for service improvements in three main areas: early diagnosis; treatment and assessment; and information and support.

NHS Networks: 25 November

A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative care, such as the number of unplanned hospital admissions for people with diabetes.
 
This briefing features examples of good practice from across the NHS to help inform the planning of strategies to further reduce sickness absence and highlights the opportunities for financial savings that can be made through the introduction and implementation of new policies.
 
NHS Employers has published a new briefing. Medical Revalidation: What Employers Need to Know and Do’.
 
The NHS Employers organisation has developed guidance to assist NHS organisations in moving towards a total reward approach.
 
Four new bedside furniture designs to reduce healthcare acquired infections are available for the NHS to purchase after testing showed positive patient and staff feedback.