Leisure books appeal

Man Reading Book and Sitting on Bookshelf in LibraryThe Staff Library is hoping to reinstate its very popular leisure collection which was withdrawn, due to lack of space when it moved to New Alderley House last March.  Since settling in and re-organising our stock we now have room to reintroduce this section – so if you have a pile of paperback novels at home that are taking up valuable space and don’t know what to do with them – the answer is clear.  We would be happy to give them a new home, provided they are in good condition. Popular fiction, book club recommendations, biographies, short stories – all are welcome.

Contact us on 01625 66 1362 or ecn-stafflibrary@nhs.net


LCP Independent report

This report sets out recommendations regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care following an independent review of the LCP chaired by Baroness Julia Neuberger.

The recommendations include:

  • unless there is a very good reason, a decision to withdraw or not to start a life-prolonging treatment should not be taken during any ‘out of hours’ period
  • an urgent call for the Nursing and Midwifery Council to issue guidance on end of life care
  • a new system-wide approach to improving the quality of care for the dying

A&E crisis plans must be better

Extract from the BBC

The plans put in place to relieve the pressure on A&E units in England are not good enough, MPs say.

The Health Select Committee said it had been given “confusing” and “contradictory” information about what was being done.

It prompted the cross-party group to question how prepared the NHS would be for next winter.

The report comes after the NHS missed its four-hour waiting-time target in the first three months of this year.