East Cheshire NHS Trust’s A&E Department can now collate and send clinical patient information to GPs electronically for all patients that attend the department.
Dementia ‘not being diagnosed’
Fewer than half of people with dementia ever receive a formal diagnosis, according to a new parliamentary report.
05 July 2012
Patients with blood clots should be treated within 4 hours, says NICE
People who present to hospital with blood clots in the legs or lungs should be offered treatment within 4 hours and have their investigative tests including scans within 24 hours, according to latest guidelines.
27 June 2012
NICE has published new recommendations on the management of acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.
25 June 2012
- Babies born at 37-38 weeks lag academically eight years later
- Urgent action is needed to improve care of patients with chronic pain, says report
- Any foreseeable growth in NHS will “feel like a cut” because of demographics and cost inflation, report says
- Taking folic acid at start of pregnancy seems to lower risk of cleft lip and palate
- Mark Walport will be next UK government chief scientific adviser, cabinet office announces
- NHS boards see telehealth only as a means of saving money, warns expert
- Three children’s heart surgery units to close 13 years after Bristol inquiry
- FDA approves “instant” HIV home test
- NHS bill for compensation exceeds £1bn for the first time
- Capturing patients’ lives
- Meta-analysis confirms raised risk of bladder cancer from pioglitazone
- Japanese doctor is heading for record number of retracted research papers
- Hospitals are failing patients at end of life
- German court rules that self employed doctors are exempt from charges of bribery
- Panel calls for FDA to issue safety advice for metal-on-metal hip replacements
- Closure of GP practice in Camden was a casualty of NHS changes, says inquiry
Statins in women
Do statins work as well as women as in men? A meta-analysis in Archives of Internal Medicine raises the possibility that they may not. Across 11 RCTs in 43,000 patients, statins as secondary prevention were associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular events in both sexes, but reductions in stroke and all-cause mortality were significant only in men. An accompanying Commentary is sceptical, arguing that other analyses have shown benefit to women, and that a better question would be whether the effect sizes are comparable. However, as an Editorial says, this question can only be answered by recruiting more women into trials.
Extract from OnMedica
Please note the postponement of the following event: July 10, 2012
The shape of the acute care sector in the face of NHS reform and the implications for the wider system.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the above event will now be re-scheduled. The new date will be communicated once available. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Latest AQuA News. Issue 20: July 2012
Inside this edition you will find some of the following:
– AQuA Holds Its Second Member Annual General Meeting
– AQuA At The NHS Confederation Event 2012
– AQuA & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust Host Targeted Improvement Workshop In Manchester
– Mental Health AQuA Improvement Methodologies Course Is Launched
– Avoiding Unnecessary Hospital Admissions And Inappropriate A&E Attendances Of Children & Young People With Long Term Conditions
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June 2012 North West locality and regional benchmarked scorecards
Please see the June 2012 NW locality and regional benchmarked scorecards for older people combining health and social care data covering the period January – March 2012. These should be used in strategic conversations with health and social care teams regarding improvement and resource allocation.