News selection from the BMJ

BMJ 2013;346:f3129 (Published 16 May 2013)

BMJ 2013;346:f3114 (Published 14 May 2013)

 

BMJ 2013;346:f2716 (Published 14 May 2013)

New CPD offer from Radcliffe Health

Radcliffe Health and Continuing Professional Development are making a number of their books available FREE online to achieve CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points through directed reading. The only stipulation is that you register with them and complete an online form to document your learning by adding notes. Upon submission of the form they will send you a copy via email and provide a CPD certificate for you to print out and add to your professional record. The form contains 8 questions and is best done whilst the knowledge you have gained is still fresh.

Examples of CPD questions are:

  • What is the most important action you need to undertake as a result of your learning activity?
  • How will your learning influence (or change) your current way of working/thinking?
  • How has this learning enhanced your understanding and way of working?

Sample titles include:

radcliffe titles

Focus on Equality Diversity and Human Rights

Now in it’s second year, last week saw the first day of NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week 2013, which ran from 13-17 May.
Equality and Diversity week balloons
Whilst this post may not have been published in time, we feel this subject  deserves a mention not just for a week but for all year, every year.  Now in its second year, the NHS-wide Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week is an opportunity for NHS organisations to raise awareness of equality and diversity.

Getting the most from information and sharing knowledge openly

NHS organisations around the country will highlight their work and raise awareness of equality and diversity locally. Raising awareness of equality and diversity issues and taking action ensures the NHS continues to meet the diverse needs of local populations and is a place where staff from all backgrounds want to work.

This year the theme has been knowledge and data – with an emphasis on collecting high quality information, getting the most from information and sharing knowledge openly.

Join in: #eqw2013

More information is available from NHS Employers where you can tap into E&D literature all year round and at these other websites.

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/

http://www.edf.org.uk/blog/

BMJ Learning modules available

Extract from BMJ Learning

 

BMJ Learning modules – have you done this one yet on Prostate Cancer?

One of your patients is an 85 year old man who has recently been diagnosed with intermediate risk, localised prostate cancer. The hospital has suggested a watchful waiting strategy for his management. He understands that the main advantage of watchful waiting is that there will be no physical side effects of treatment. However he wonders if there are any disadvantages of this strategy. What would you say to him? What if he didn’t want to follow the advice given? If you would like to learn more about this topic, then click on the link to complete this module today.

Prostate cancer: understanding the patient pathway and treatment options – in association with Prostate Cancer UK

And here are their most popular modules in respiratory medicine for you to complete. 

News update from NHS Networks

A survey commissioned by the all-party parliamentary group for continence care has vividly demonstrated a decline in the level of provision for continence care services in England.
Dementia is a major and growing challenge for both health and social care.
The Children and Young People’s Health Forum was asked by the secretary of state to help develop a new strategy for improving care for children and young people.
The NHS Confederation has published a briefing for non-executive directors (NEDs) interested in improving their understanding of their organisations’ data.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by stroke and has recently taken over running a fortnightly email bulletin from the now defunct Stroke Improvement Programme.
This narrative was developed with service users, by National Voices and partners and shows what coordinated care would look like from the perspective of patients, service users, families and carers.
NHS England has published its latest bulletin for CCGs.
This letter invites local areas to express an interest in becoming ‘pioneers’, demonstrating the use of ambitious and innovative approaches to delivering integrated care.
New recommendations, published by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers, have outlined improvements for patients by ensuring that timely and appropriate medical imaging services such as scans are provided to them and their referring doctors.
This report looks at the nature of employee voice and the impact of social media.
This case study is part of a series designed to share good practice and lessons learned by local NHS organisations involved in major reviews of local health services.
The Dementia Challenge report describes achievements in the three main areas of the challenge: driving improvements in health and care, creating dementia friendly communities and better research.
Bob Ricketts, director of commissioning support, strategy and market development for NHS England, will outline the vision for service transformation.
Health sector regulator Monitor and NHS England are working together to reform the way NHS services are paid for.
The government has announced plans for a more joined up health and social care system by 2018.
A new guide by the BMA will help doctors tackle some of the dilemmas that they face on a daily basis.
The direct specialised commissioning function of NHS England is supported by a devolved clinical leadership model.
This report was commissioned as part of a review of HIV services in London and the aim was to gather data from patients to better understand patterns of service use and what they value in HIV services.
This update has been released in response to the government’s consultation on safeguarding power of entry between 11 July 2012 and 12 October 2012.
New chair-elect for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
This briefing examines what the NHS mandate means for mental health services and the people who use them.
NHS England has published detailed data about the first four of the 14 hospitals involved in the review of mortality data.
Figures published by Public Health England (PHE) show that confirmed cases of whooping cough in England have continued to decrease in 2013 with 434 cases reported in March.
Report from NHS Change Day.
The Local Government Association and PHE have produced a guide for local councillors about the national child measurement programme (NCMP).
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is seeking to recruit the following professional members to the NICE accreditation advisory committee.
Plans to strengthen performance in urgent and emergency care are being put in place across the country to help hospital A&E departments meet demand and tackle waiting time pressures.
NHS England has written to NHS Trust medical directors and area team medical directors setting out interim arrangements for issuing healthcare professional alert notices.
This publication supports local authority health and wellbeing boards to develop and update pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs).
The Care Bill will modernise the law to put people’s wellbeing at the heart of the care and support system.