Extract from BBC News, Health
Patients on 36 of 4,500 hospital wards in England would not recommend them to relatives, according to a new survey.
The latest results of the new “friends and family” test saw one English A&E department out of 144 get a “negative score” – Chase Farm Hospital in London.
The questionnaire, backed by the prime minister, asks patients if they would recommend the ward they were treated on to those close to them.
Critics say the scheme is too blunt an instrument to provide useful data.
To see the scores achieved by East Cheshire and others, please see the links below:
Download FFT A&E – June 2013 (XLS, 3789K)
Download FFT Inpatient – June 2013 (XLS, 6215K)
Relocating 4 large bookshelves closer to the main library area, allows users to browse more freely and concentrates similar resources more closely together. Now that the huge piles of displaced books are safely back on the shelves, you can see what an improvement has been made.
Next time you visit the library make sure you take note of the newly established study space – suitable for small groups or individuals.
This week from BMJ Learning: A 70 year old woman with heart failure has just been discharged after her fourth hospital admission in three months. She is tolerating her medication, which includes maximum doses of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, a beta blocker, spironolactone, and digoxin, and she still seems to be getting some benefit from them. Her husband is worried about her and mentions that she seems low in spirits. What might be going on? And what should you do? If you are not sure, then this module will help. Palliative care in non-malignant disease
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Rheumatoid arthritis: an update on management – in association with NICE
Osteoarthritis: a guide to management in adults – in association with NICE
Acute back pain: an up to date guide
Chronic back pain: an update on diagnosis and treatment
Giant cell arteritis: diagnosis and treatment
Tip of the week: Attend the BMJ Masterclass in Rheumatology for a full update in the latest clinical developments in rheumatic diseases. Taking place Friday 22nd November in London, this masterclass is suitable for all physicians and GPs with a specialty interest