EC Trust in the top 40 for 3rd time

Extract from The Knutsford Guardian

EAST Cheshire NHS Trust has been named as one of the top 40 hospitals in the country by independent healthcare analysts CHKS for the third time in a row.

The trust made the 2013 40Top Hospitals list on the basis of evaluation carried out by CHKS around 22 key performance indicators, covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

East Cheshire NHS Trust was also placed in the top 40 in 2012, 2011, 2006 and 2005, as well as being shortlisted for a much-coveted Quality of Care award in 2010.

NHS staff and a new era of education and training

Extract from DoH

Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has today announced a wide ranging series of measures to improve the training, values and education of all NHS staff over the next two years and beyond.

The measures have been published in the government’s mandate to Health Education England, a new arms-length body set up to give NHS training and education unprecedented focus and importance. It will be backed by £5 billion and will be accountable to ministers for delivering the goals set out in today’s document.

Read the full article at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-era-of-education-and-training-for-nhs-staff

 

King’s Fund publish patient-centred leadership report

23 May 2013

A transformation of systems, leadership and organisational culture is needed throughout the NHS if the lessons of the Francis Inquiry are to be learned and acted on, according to a new report published today by The King’s Fund and supported by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Founding Director Peter Lees was delighted to be asked to advise on Patient-centred leadership: Rediscovering our purpose as a member of The King’s Fund reference group, and FMLM members were also included in a group of more than 900 NHS professionals who took part in The King’s Fund’s Leadership Survey 2013.

The full report and survey results can be read on The King’s Fund website here.

Some statins linked to increased risk of type-2 Diabetes

Extract from BBC News/Health

Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.

Their study of 1.5 million people, in the British Medical Journal, suggested powerful statins could increase the risk by 22% compared with weaker drugs.

Atorvastatin was linked to one extra case of diabetes for every 160 patients treated.  Experts said the benefits of statins still outweighed any risks.

Bank Holiday Monday

Wishing everyone a pleasant long weekend. Please note the Staff Library will be closed on Monday 27 May but those with 24 hr access will still be able to gain entry using their ID badges.  Computers and journals are available and books may be borrowed using the self service system.  If you have any books to return please drop them off in the Book Return Box opposite the WRVS shop in MDGH.