Extract from The King’s Fund: NHS Confederation
The APPG has launched its next inquiry which will focus on improving dementia diagnosis rates across the UK. An inquiry into this area will bring together more evidence and understanding about the current problems there are to improving diagnosis of dementia. It will also find good practice examples where services have been helpful to people with dementia getting an early diagnosis, and ensuring they have proper information and support afterwards, so that these examples can be shared. The APPG is seeking evidence from people with dementia and their carers, health and social care providers and practitioners, and key stakeholder organisations and professional bodies. The deadline for submission of evidence is 2nd March 2012.
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Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tool for managers
Alternatively, staff at work may access the website at: at http://customer.cheshireict.nhs.uk/training/Pages/LearnInMinutesResources.aspx to view recorded ‘virtual classroom’ sessions and How Do I Guides.
There is also the Microsoft Office Specialist course in Office 2003, 2007 or 2010. Staff can register for their chosen course and receive access to all the workbooks, study materials and details on how to register for Microsoft E-learning.
Bone Joint Surg Br.2011 Dec;93(12):1610-6.
Examination of ten fractured Oxford unicompartmental knee bearings.
Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, University of Oxford, Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK.
Since the Oxford knee was first used unicompartmentally in 1982, a small number of bearings have fractured. Of 14 retrieved bearings, we examined ten samples with known durations in situ (four Phase 1, four Phase 2 and two Phase 3). Evidence of impingement and associated abnormally high wear (> 0.05 mm per year) as well as oxidation was observed in all bearings. In four samples the fracture was associated with the posterior radio-opaque wire. Fracture surfaces indicated fatigue failure, and scanning electron microscopy suggested that the crack initiated in the thinnest region. The estimated incidence of fracture was 3.20% for Phase 1, 0.74% for Phase 2, 0.35% for Phase 3, and 0% for Phase 3 without the posterior marker wire. The important aetiological factors for bearing fracture are impingement leading to high wear, oxidation, and the posterior marker wire. With improved surgical technique, impingement and high wear should be prevented and modern polyethylene may reduce the oxidation risk. A posterior marker wire is no longer used in the polyethylene meniscus. Therefore, the rate of fracture, which is now very low, should be reduced to a negligible level.
In this issue:
- Staff Appraisal – chore or golden opportunity?
- Thinking differently about your own development
- About the authors
This article is all about developing you and your staff. The advice is kept as practical as possible and include things that you can apply immediately. The intention is to try and provoke you to think differently about how you manage and encourage you to innovate and experiment.
Staff Appraisal – chore or golden opportunity?
A common challenge facing clinicians entering management roles is how to conduct appraisals for the staff now reporting to them. Quite apart from practical issues such as finding the time and an appropriate environment, the employer may also have a particular format to follow, and the whole process can end up looking like one big distraction from the main objective – providing care.
Health Technology Assessments
A new study looking at the best treatment for children with fluid in the middle ear has been funded by the NIHR HTA programme.
Cleft lip and palate are among the most common inherited abnormalities effecting around one in 700 individuals and approximately 1000 children being born with cleft lip and palate each year. Historically, care for this group of children was delivered in a fragmented way across 57 centres in the UK. [more…]