British Journal of Surgery access issues

British Journal of SurgeryFull text access to the British Journal of Surgery via Athens is being affected by technical problems. This means that full text articles from the most recent issues is currently unavailable. If recent articles are required, please contact the Staff Library Service by email at
ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net to request Inter Library Loans.

Launch of MYNHS (Beta) Performance information website

MYNHS_betaAs it says on the new MYNHS website, “Here you can see key data used by the NHS and local councils to monitor performance and shape the services you use. We’ll continually add to the information, listen to what you want, and work to make it as clear as possible.”

Data currently includes that of Hospitals, Mental Health Hospitals, Social Care, Public Health, and Consultants. GP data has yet to be added.

 

 

Hospital Care for Frail Older People report published

frail_older_poeple_reportAnother important report, Hospital Care for Frail Older People has recently been published and is available to download.

The SERCO commission addressed the problem of how the NHS should care for the country’s increasing number of frail older people.  As the British Geriatrics Society say “Age should never be a barrier to care”

NHS Five Year Forward View

Recommended reading for all staff

The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Trust Development Authority, patient groups, clinicians and independent experts.

5yearforward_logoIt is a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.

Follow the conversation around this important topic on Twitter using #futurenhs.