Influenza is a viral infection prevalent in the Winter months, and outbreaks in hospitals and local communities can be deadly if vulnerable people are not vaccinated. BMJ Best Practice has a lot of information on influenza infection, diagnosis and prevention. Read more here
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As 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.
Another 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”
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.
It 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.
Staff and students of East Cheshire Trust, are invited to learn more about Ebola at the next Grand Round on Wednesday 26th November 2014, with a presentation by Dr R Rajendran, entitled ‘Out of Africa (a talk on Brucella and Ebola)’.
The lecture takes place at 1pm in the Lecture Theatre at Macclesfield District General Hospital.