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BMJ Infographics

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BMJ INFOGRAPHICS

These are great visual summaries of a variety of conditions, their management and treatments, and visual overviews of article recommendations. They are found attached to a variety of articles and editorials, and some of the key infographics are found on the infographics page. For example, the infographic of the NICE sepsis guidance or a visual guide to recognising past congenital heart surgery in adults.

New books

NewBooksThe Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here.

All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library.

Contact the Library for more information: ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net / 01625 66 1362.

 

NHS winter pressures are becoming an all year reality, warn experts

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The type of intense extra workload pressure often experienced by the NHS in winter has become a year long experience, say experts responding to the publication of the latest official data on the performance of the NHS in England.

NHS England’s combined performance summary data show an NHS that is missing many of its targets and hitting new record lows for performance in some areas.

New books

NewBooks

The Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here.

All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library.

Contact the Library for more information: ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net / 01625 66 1362.

 

Improved GP retainer scheme with increased funding is launched

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NHS England has announced a range of improvements to its GP retainer scheme, including increased funding for GPs and practices. The scheme provides financial incentives and development support to encourage GPs who might otherwise leave the profession to remain in general practice.

NHS England said that, from 1 July 2016, it would increase the money for practices employing a retained GP and the annual payment towards professional expenses for GPs in the scheme.

Working up close with NHS 111

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Iain Upton, a Patient Representative working with the Integrated Urgent Care Workforce Development Programme gives his views on the workings of an NHS 111 call centre

NHS is unprepared for risks posed by climate change, warn leading UK health bodies

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A newly formed coalition of leading UK health bodies has written to England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to urge that the NHS should be better prepared to deal with climate change risks.

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, which includes numerous royal colleges and The BMJ among its members, said that NHS services were ill equipped for dealing with the risks posed by extreme weather events, such as flooding and heatwaves, that were becoming more intense and frequent as the climate changes.

NHS staff invited to comment on new policy to encourage whistleblowing

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The first national whistleblowing policy for the NHS aims to encourage doctors and other NHS employees in England to report bullying, threats to the safety of patients, and other harmful practices in their organisation, without blighting their careers in the process.

The draft policy, drawn up by Monitor, the NHS Development Authority, and NHS England, will be open to consultation for eight weeks from 16 November. NHS organisations, patients, and staff are invited to comment, in confidence if they wish.

Issue with Health Business Elite database

NICE have advised that they are aware of an issue with citation fields in Health Business Elite (HBE) database not showing the journal name. The issue is logged with the NICE developer team for investigation. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused during this time.

NHS Athens administration working again

liblogo2015The administration site is now working once again, so please feel free to contact the Library and Knowledge Service for any Athens queries you may have. Thank you for your patience in this matter!

National problem with NHS Athens administration

athensThere is currently a problem with logging into OpenAthens Administration accounts, which means that we are temporarily unable to help people if they have Athens queries or are having problems with their personal accounts.

This is a national problem that is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we will update people as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.

Library website now contains a knowledge management portal

liblogo2015The Library and Knowledge service website is continually updated with information. There is now a dedicated knowledge management page containing information about what knowledge management is, the types of knowledge, information videos, links to further resources and news feeds. Have a look, and find out what you could learn about knowledge management and how we can help you!

New page for GPs available on the Library website

liblogo2015We now have a section aimed directly at GPs on the library website, currently containing information about resources available, news and useful contact details. We always welcome feedback on content, layout and anything else – if you’d like something added, just let us know using the feedback page!

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CCGs in eight English cities describe their innovations in tackling health challenges

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NHS clinical commissioners in eight English cities are calling for more support from national NHS bodies to speed up efforts to transform people’s healthcare and wellbeing. They want greater flexibility when it comes to contracting services and sharing data so they can be better informed.

The call came in a report launched this week by the NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Core Cities Network at a conference in London.

Toolkit for Communications in Health Care Improvement

Health Foundation Logo The Health Foundation have just launched a new online communications toolkit for healthcare improvement. View the toolkit here 

The toolkit is written for health care professionals working in improvement who want to understand and use communications to better plan, implement and spread their work.
It includes sections on: planning for success, getting started, sustaining interest and spreading your work. Read the full press release here 

Will NHS.UK be the next GOV.UK?

A blog post from the King’s Fund about the possibility of a single NHS portal for all services. NHS.uk is currently the site NHS Choices, an information site for patients who want to know about information about health and local services amongst other things, but the possibility is being mooted of it being the one stop portal for booking appointments, managing repeat prescriptions, and (eventually) for accessing health records and care plans.

A healthy culture for quality patient care

The Kings Fund have updated web pages which look at the six characteristics of a healthy culture in the NHS. Areas including values, teamwork, performance, leadership and learning are covered.

There is also a tool for organisations to assess their culture and to identify the ways in which it is working well and the areas that need to change.

Access the tools here

Better Knowledge, Better Care

NHS IQ has developed four animations which take the viewer on a journey to build an understanding of what better knowledge means in health and care.

Take a look by viewing the new animations developed by NHS IQ.

The short series of four animations explain key concepts and the value of knowledge in health and care, covering aspects of Knowledge Management, it’s development and application.

Access the animations here

If you need any help finding evidence, keeping up-to-date  and other aspects of Knowledge Management, the Library and Knowledge Service can help you.
Ask us and we will do our best to help.

10 million responses to the NHS Friends and Family Test

The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) has reached a memorable milestone today by achieving its ten millionth piece of feedback from patients.

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Launched in April 2013 and now fully rolled out across the NHS, the FFT has allowed millions of patients to give invaluable feedback on their experiences of care and treatment in services throughout the NHS.

End of life care still requires improvement at nearly half of hospitals, report finds

Almost half of hospitals provide unacceptable care services at the end of life, a summary of data collected from inspections and published in a report by the Department of Health has found.

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In July 2013 an independent review of the Liverpool care pathway by the rabbi and peer Julia Neuberger recommended that use of the pathway, which had been introduced in the 1990s, should be phased out in England because, although it delivered good care when used well, in many cases it was regarded as a tick box exercise

NHS launches next step of urgent care review

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NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and the NHS Five Year Forward View partners announced on Friday eight new vanguards that will launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care for more than nine million people.

This comes as NHS England also revealed the success of Regional Major Trauma Networks which, after they were set up just three years ago, have seen a remarkable 50 percent increase in the odds of survival for trauma patients revealed in a new independent audit by the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)

Primary care road map grounded in patients’ and providers’ needs

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Constant talk of a crisis in primary care will be consigned to the past if the recommendations of an independent commission on the future of primary care are implemented – several of which reflect proposals put forward by the NHS Confederation and National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) on behalf of members.

This is the conclusion of Health Education England’s Primary Care Workforce Commission, which last Wednesday (22 July) set out recommendations for a patient-centred, population-based model for primary care.

The art of the possible community health services role in new care models

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New, joined up models of care being developed by the NHS risk overlooking the full potential of community health services which are vital for their success, according to a discussion paper launched 21 July by the NHS Confederation Community Health Services Forum.

Community health covers a broad range of ‘cradle to grave’ services including community and district nursing, health visiting, speech and language therapy, public health and school nursing. These services are essential if the NHS is to care well for the millions of people who have long-term conditions, the paper highlights.

Cognitive decline after heart surgery is uncommon, review finds

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Cognitive impairment after cardiovascular surgery is uncommon in older people, a systematic evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has concluded. However, the researchers said that the evidence was limited and that the individual study quality was low.

Debate surrounds the possible relation between cardiovascular interventions and subsequent cognitive outcomes in older patients. Some early studies reported a high prevalence of cognitive impairment after coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs), for example, but later studies have suggested that any such decline predated the procedure.


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