FREE equality and inclusion web seminar

Free equality and inclusion web seminar programme for 2012 – 9.45am, Wednesday 18 January

The Leadership for Equality team is continuing its series of free web seminars for anyone in the NHS working towards equality and inclusion in the service. The first seminar of the year is being held on Wednesday 18 January. Professor David Clutterbuck, one of the world’s leading authorities on mentoring, will explore the nature and skills of effective mentoring both generally and in the context of diversity.

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Click here to find out more about future web seminars in 2012

If we can assist you with this event please contact the Staff Library on 01625 66 1362 – book a computer, headphones etc.

Coaching matters in the NHS

What coaching could do for you

The NHS Institute’s leadership team manages a register of executive and team coaches who have gone through a rigorous recruitment process and are familiar with the needs and workings of the NHS. We now provide regular online columns covering coaching matters in the Health Service Journal.

Click here for more information on our coaching registers and what coaching might do for you

Click here to read coach Carole Pemberton’s item on “How resilience training can help staff and managers deal with workplace challenges” 

Applications welcome: Patient Safety Leaders’ Programme

Extract from the Institute of Improvement and Innovation

Apply now for the Patient Safety Leaders’ programme

The NHS Institute’s Patient Safety Leaders’ (PSL) programme provides practical guidance on safety improvement tools and techniques. Accredited by the University of Derby, it helps PSLs identify, implement and measure improvement projects and successfully achieve the aims of the Safety Express QIPP workstream. The next wave of the programme starts in February 2012.

Click here to find out more and register your interest

Institute for Innovation and Improvement: The productive ward

New initiative kick starts The Productive Ward
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has come up with an innovative idea for helping clinical staff to return from long term sickness absence. The trust invites clinical staff who are in the recovery phase of long term sickness absence to take up the role of Productive Ward Facilitators.

Click here to read their story

NHS Networks: Royal College of Nursing (RCN) – lone working

RCN lone working survey 2011 This survey finds that over 60 per cent of nurses working in the community have been subjected to abuse in the past two years. The RCN is calling on employers to do all they can to protect their nursing staff and is urging all lone working nurses to consider the risks and act with caution at all times.

Mahto, M: BMJ, Letter, 22 December 2011

Response to ‘Comparative performance of culture using swabs transported in Amies medium and the Aptima Combo 2 nucleic acid amplification test in detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from genital and extra-genital sites: a retrospective study’

  1. Mrinalini Mahto      1East Cheshire Centre for Sexual Health, Macclesfield District General Hospital, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, UK
  2. Harry Mallinson

Correspondence to Dr Mrinalini Mahto, Department of Sexual Health, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield SK10 3BL, UK;

The King’s Fund: Commission on Assisted Dying

The Commission on Assisted Dying
This report concludes that the current legal status of assisted suicide is inadequate and incoherent. It finds that while the current legal regime can be distressing for the people affected and their families, it is also unclear for health and social care staff, and lays a burden on police and prosecutors, which could be eased by a new statutory framework. A proposed legal framework for assisted dying is laid out in detail, including strict criteria to define who might be eligible to receive assistance and robust safeguards to prevent abuse of any new law.