Health Matters: 3 June

This week’s Health Matters public lecture will look at an innovative pilot project in East Cheshire which will see doctors ‘Skype’ with patients in local nursing homes.

The talk, entitled Telehealth in East Cheshire – the future of care?, will be delivered by consultant gastroenterologist Dr Ramasamy Saravanan.  It will take place at Macclesfield District General Hospital’s Lecture Theatre on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 7pm to 8pm.

This week’s Grand Round

The next Grand Round will take place on Wednesday, 4th June 2014, with a presentation by Dr Marinaki & Dr Leese entitled ‘Rape and Sexual Assault:  Patient or crime scene?’  

The lecture takes place at 1pm in the Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor, Macclesfield District General Hospital.  It will be preceded by a hot buffet from 12:15pm. This meeting is sponsored by GSK and Astra Zeneca.

News from NICE

NICE_weightNICE guidance on ustekinumab for psoriatic arthritis

NICE has published final guidance today which does not recommend ustekinumab (Stelara) for psoriatic arthritis.

NICE recommends new treatment option for patients with MS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of Genzyme?s multiple sclerosis drug alemtuzumab (also known as Lemtrada).

NICE: Adults who are obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight

Adults who are overweight or obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight if they keep it off, according to health watchdog NICE.

Patient needs must come first when determining safe staffing for nursing in wards
Today, on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, NICE has issued draft recommendations on safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.  May 12, 2014

Health Management Updates (April)

With thanks to Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who produce this Health Management bulletin.

Extract from the April edition

The new structure of the NHS in England
This slideshow (attached below) outlines the main changes to management,
accountability and funding structures resulting from the Health and Social Care Act.   (The Nuffield Trust, April 2013)

Transforming our health care system: ten priorities for commissioners
This paper outlines ten priorities for commissioners in the new NHS and has been updated to reflect changes in the healthcare system since 1st April. It lays out ten priorities for action; why they are important; what the potential impact is; and how to achieve these changes. (The King’s fund, revised edition, April 2013)

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