One chance to get it right

Following the independent report  of the Liverpool Care Pathway comes the following important document – One Chance to Get It Right: how health and care organisations should care for people in the last days of their life.

Extract – 21 national health and care organisations comprise The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People.  They have  published One Chance to Get it Right, the response to the recommendations set out in More Care, Less Pathway, the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Extract from Staff Matters: From 14 July 2014, the newly developed ‘Care Plan for End of Life’ for use across East Cheshire NHS Trust community and acute care will be launched.

To support the launch of the care plan, The End of Life Partnership have developed a comprehensive training package which is being delivered throughout the trust; details of which can be found on the Cheshire EPAIGE.  The EPAIGE also provides you with a number of educational resources and guidance to support you in using the new care plan in your practice.  The care plan will also be covered on the Clinical Statutory and Mandatory Training.

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Leadership for Evidence-Based Practice: Strategic and Functional Behaviors for Institutionalizing EBP

Authors: Cheryl B. Stetler RN, FAAN, PhDJudith A. Ritchie BN, MN, PhD,
Jo Rycroft-Malone BSc, MSc, RN, PhD, and Martin P. Charns MBA, DBA

Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014

Abstract:  Making evidence-based practice (EBP) a reality throughout an organization is a challenging goal in healthcare services. Leadership has been recognized as a critical element in that process. However, little is known about the exact role and function of various levels of leadership in the successful institutionalization of EBP within an organization.

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RCS article: Professional attributes of surgeons

The professional attributes of surgeons

C Marx, R Tomlinson
Extract from the  Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol.96, Number 7, p220-223, 2014

An interesting article from The Royal College of Surgeons – hailed by RCS as a landmark publication of individual surgeons outcome data.

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