EC Trust – 4 times a winner in CHKS Top 40 Hospitals

CHKS logoIt’s getting to be a habit – East Cheshire Trust is listed for the 4th time since 2011 in CHKS ‘Top 40 Hospitals.

“The award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.”

CHKS 40Top Winners 2014

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Borders
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southern Trust Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Weston Area Health NHS Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Read the report in The Middlewich Guardian or more information at CHKS

Eyes on Evidence: Issue 61; May 2014

Here are the latest topics for this month from NICE – Eyes on Evidence.

Adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnoea
A randomised controlled trial in the USA finds that adenotonsillectomy does not improve cognitive function in children with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, although it does have a beneficial effect on symptoms of sleep apnoea.

Ibuprofen compared with indometacin for patent ductus arteriosus
A Cochrane review reports that ibuprofen is as effective as indometacin for closure of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm or low-birthweight babies, and is associated with a lower risk of necrotising enterocolitis, reduced time on assisted ventilation and a lower risk of negative effects on renal function.

Gallbladder removal with or without bile duct imaging
A retrospective cohort study of US data raises caution about interpreting the benefits of using bile duct imaging during gallbladder removal.

Collaborative care for depression
A cluster randomised controlled trial in English general practices suggests that collaborative care delivered by mental health workers acting as care managers is more effective at reducing depression than usual care.

End-of-life preferences of people with terminal illness who live alone
An Australian cohort study finds that around half of people with terminal illness who live alone would prefer to die at home, but only a small proportion manage to do so.

Evidence Updatesnice_logo
NICE has recently published Evidence Updates on:

  • Venous thromboembolic diseases -Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people

Eyes on Evidence helps contextualise important new evidence, highlighting areas that could signal a change in clinical practice. It does not constitute formal NICE guidance. The commentaries
included are the opinions of contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NICE.


Jeff A; Taylor, C; Gastrointestinal Nursing, 2014

Ward nurses’ experience of enhanced recovery after surgery: a grounded theory approach

Ward nurses’ experience of enhanced recovery after surgery: a grounded theory approach.

at East Cheshire NHS Trust, Cheshire, England.

Congratulations to Angela Jeff our Colorectal Macmillan Nurse Specialist and Claire Taylor, Macmillan Team Leader in Colorectal Cancer at St Mark’s Hospital, London, England on publication of this article in Gastrointestinal Nursing.

Many studies looking at enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) examine the clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction of the programme. This article reports on the findings of a qualitative study employing a grounded theory approach to explore the experiences of ward nurses involved in the postoperative stage of the ERAS programme with colorectal patients. Data were collected in 2012 using semistructured interviews. The basic social process that emerged from the analysis describes how ward nurses adapted their delivery of care in order to meet patient need. This process also explains why variance in individual patient recovery, lack of resources, and an inconsistent adherence to protocols necessitated the adapting of the ERAS nursing-care protocol. ERAS can provide a framework for nurses to deliver care but protocol-led care can have limitations. This study also developed the theory of adaptation, which describes how ward nurses adapt in certain situations to deliver care.

BMJ Learning: Gastroenterology modules

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