NHS Networks News

Thanks to NHS Networks weekly news for the following items:

Patient safety alert on the risk of cutting in-line suction catheters

NHS England has issued a patient safety alert on the risk of inadvertently cutting in-line (closed) suction catheters.  Read more »

Phone app emergency alert for medically trained

A smartphone app has been developed that aims to help doctors improve patient survival rates during medical emergencies.  Read more »

CKD guidance updated to help improve diagnosis

NICE has updated its clinical guideline on chronic kidney disease (CKD) to include new recommendations on the diagnosis and classification of the condition, and on its relationship with acute kidney injury. Read more »



Keep calm and mind your Blood Pressure

relax_BPPlease join us in the Staff Library, 2nd floor of New Alderley House, on Monday 18 August when the importance of blood pressure (BP) is the theme of the day.  As well as BP checks and advice there will be the opportunity to experience 15 minute massage therapy taster sessions.  You can choose from:

Alexander Technique – Head or Neck Massage – Foot Massages

Don’t miss out – put the date in your diary: 18 August 10:00-2:00pm



AQuA Roundup: July

If you haven’t visited AQuA recently, here’s a sample of their latest content at https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/8870

In this edition you will find:

  • New AQuA frailty Research and Development initiative gets underway
  • AQuA Advanced Improvement Practitioner Programme
  • Are you looking for that next development opportunity?
  • Introduction to Improvement Methodologies – onsite successes
  • AQuA Mortality Network Collaborative
  • 2014/15 Safety Programme Schedule
  • AQuA Safety Portfolio
  • Spotlight on AQuA Fellows
  • Training for Shared Decision Making
  • Funding available for innovations to improve health care
  • Integrated Care final external evaluation report published by OPM
  • HPE goes LIVE
  • HSJ announce shortlists for 2014 awards
  • Opening the door to better outcomes with Shared Decision Making
  • Twitter round up