- Allied Health Professionals bulletin: August 2013
- Bulletin for CCGs: issue 40, 22nd August 2013
- NHS News: issue 21
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Plus some recent articles of interest
This paper is an assessment of current workforce issues and potential opportunities for improvement for the allied health workforce. It considers how best to organise this workforce across care pathways, considering factors such as optimum skill
01 March 2013 – Publisher: Centre for Workforce Intelligence – CfWI – Publication type: Commissioning guides
…broad range of professions. The Allied Health Professions Federation (AHPF) is a federation of 12 allied health professional bodies representing over 130,000 professional members across the UK, of whom 84,000 work in the NHS in…
01 March 2013 – Publisher: UCL Institute of Health Equity – Publication type: Evidence-based management reports
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Elearning: If you are looking for a less physically demanding alternative to gym membership in January, try our e-learning courses for practice managers looking to build a healthier, more robust business to meet the challenges of the new year. There is a free course on CQC compliance, plus several courses on finance, employment and HR issues and primary care medical contracts.
Children and young people’s health and wellbeing in changing times
The NHS Confederation has published a report on the impact of the health reforms on children and young people’s health and wellbeing. Read more »
Action plan for improving the use of medicines and reducing waste
A report commissioned by the Department of Health looks at how the NHS is working to improve the use of medicines and tackle avoidable medicines wastage. Read more »
The health and social care ratings review The Nuffield Trust has been commissioned by the secretary of state to review whether aggregate ratings of provider performance should be used in health and social care. Read more »
National continence survey
The all party parliamentary group (APPG) for continence care is pushing to make integrated services more widely available to all age groups, and also to help break the taboo which prevents individuals seeking and receiving medical attention. Read more »
Key performance indicators for improving access to psychological therapies
Latest figures from the NHS Information Centre. Read more »
Making integrated out of hospital care a reality
This report discusses the foundations for integrated care for adults, children and young people, with a focus on implementing out of hospital care, and connecting primary, community and social care. Read more »
Primary care IT services operating model published The NHS Commissioning Board has published a document setting out how the management of IT systems will be organised for primary care providers (dentists, pharmacists and optometrists) from April 2013. Read more »
New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has announced. Read more »
Lessons learned from the hospital pathways programme The hospital pathways programme aims to improve both processes of care and interactions between staff and patients through a collaborative programme involving five acute trusts, the King’s Fund and the Health Foundation to apply techniques, not widely used in the NHS. Read more »
Allied health professionals bulletin – December 2012
December edition of the Allied health professionals bulletin. Read more »
NHS funding transfer to local authorities
The Department of Health has written to the NHS Commissioning Board with provisional information on the transfer of £859m in 2013/14 to from the NHS to local authorities. Read more »
Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals
A short report reflecting the views from a focus group complements progress reports from acute trusts involved in the transform programme pilot.
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Advance care planning toolkit A team at the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) has developed an advance care planning toolkit to help care providers approach the planning process with confidence and knowledge. Read more »
The May edition of the AHP bulletin is now online- packed with the latest news and information for allied health professionals across the NHS.
In this month’s issue, Chief Health Professions Officer Karen Middleton revisits the Big Conversation in the aftermath of the SHA cluster AHP conferences, and encourage all AHPs to keep up the fantastic response received so far.
Leadership is a key theme this month, looking at the work of the new NHS Leadership Academy, encourage AHPs to apply for the latest round of Clinical Leadership Fellowships and meet current fellow Sally Greensmith, who shares her experiences of the programme so far.
The Department of Health has identified potential savings and the opportunity to provide better care by involving more AHPs in patient care. This series of online tools aims to help the NHS identify how therapists can intervene at different stages of a patient’s condition to improve patient care whilst saving on costs. This first set of toolkits covers how AHPs can help to improve care for stroke; oral nutritional support; musculoskeletal care; cancer; and diabetes.
Allied health professional referral to treatment (AHP RTT) revised guide 2011
The guide revisions are focused on the feedback and comments received from stakeholders and provides greater clarity when applying the AHP RTT rules. This enables the measurement of waiting times for NHS AHP services and supports service improvement to reduce waiting times and improve patient access to NHS AHP services.