NHS National End of Life Care Programme

End of life care co-ordination: core content
This national information standard specifies the core record content to support the provision of high-quality co-ordinated care at the end of life. The standard facilitates consistent recording of information by health and social care agencies and, with the consent of the individual, supports safe and effective management and sharing of information.

News from NHS Networks

Prime minister’s challenge on dementia

The prime minister has launched a programme of work which aims to deliver major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015.  Read more »

Self-management of diabetes in Hospital

These guidelines have been commissioned by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care Group in collaboration with NHS Diabetes.

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Institute’s Productive series available as e-learning

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has published the first of several promised modules in its Productive series of improvement aids as an e-learning course.  Read more »

Allied health professionals (AHP) QIPP toolkits

NHS Networks

 The Department of Health has identified potential savings and the opportunity to provide better care by involving more AHPs in patient care. This series of online tools aims to help the NHS identify how therapists can intervene at different stages of a patient’s condition to improve patient care whilst saving on costs. This first set of toolkits covers how AHPs can help to improve care for stroke; oral nutritional support; musculoskeletal care; cancer; and diabetes.

All together now: Current awareness and horizon scanning bulletins

In a typically hectic working day people often find it difficult to find the time to stay up-to-date.  How do you know what is happening in research, in development, changes to practice or in legislation? In an attempt to make this easier  we have published current awareness links on many of our individual pages to make it easy to access all that information in one click.  Our current awareness bulletins summarise for the readers’ convenience, the latest specialist news from numerous reputable sources.

It is our hope that this benefits the reader and ultimately supports patient care.

As from today it should be even easier to find this information as all our bulletins and feeds are listed on the Welcome page.  If you haven’t seen them before – take a look now and see what you have been missing …. and then tell your colleagues!

Look out for some additional feeds which have joined this collection:

Breast Feeding, COPD, Emergency Care, End of Life, Musculoskeletal, Nursing, Patient Experience, Rheumatology and Stroke.

King’s Fund: ‘Join us on our journey’: developing a new model of care for children and young people with type 1 diabetes

NHS Diabetes

NHS Diabetes commissioned Leeds Metropolitan University to undertake a 3-year research project called ‘Join Us On Our Journey’. The aims of the research were to develop a model of care that will deliver the aspirations of the policy document Making Every Young Person with Diabetes Matter and improve the care provision for children and young people with type 1 diabetes in England. The findings show that there are certain aspects of the care pathway that need to be addressed. In particular, diabetes care, resources, education, psychological support, school/college and transition were found to be the main areas of concern.

BMJ Learning : Oncology modules

BMJ LEARNING:  Have you tried the Oncology related modules, which your patients may be presenting with? It’s a quick way to keep up-to-date and earn CPD credits:

Any completed short modules will be automatically added to your BMJ Portfolio, where you can reflect and record your learning activities, and download a report for your appraisal.