AQuA Bulletin – October

October edition of AQuA News: https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/8994

In this edition you will find:

  • Advancing Quality extends into five new conditions
  • Cancer patients are setting the agenda with Shared Decision Making
  • Steve Fairman visits AQuA
  • Enhanced Recovery Dashboards
  • AQuA extends a very warm welcome to its two new board members Gary Doherty and Professor Michael West
  • The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat
  • Closing The Gap
  • AQuA’s safety programme lead Andrea McGuiness reflects on her and colleague Bernie O’Hare’s recent trip to IHI, Boston
  • New AQuA website and members’ area
  • Salford strives to combat malnutrition in older people
  • Using data to see the whole system – AQuA and ADASS Scorecard
  • Health Foundation host building capability for improving safety workshop
  • Introduction to Improvement Methodologies – onsite successes
  • Board, Governing Body and Senior Leader Development Programme 2014/15
  • Spotlight on AQuA Fellows
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Autumn updates from AQuA

Issue: 91 & Issue 92 are now available from the AQuA Portal (click to log on and download).

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  • The 2015 Challenge Manifesto: a time for action
  • A new settlement for health and social care
  • NHS England Chief Executive committed to improving dementia diagnosis
  • Horizon Scanning – CMO
  • Patient Experience – personalised’ mental health resource
  • Horizon Scanning
  • Safer Care   – treatment of sepsis
  • Integration – joined-up care for people with complex needs
  • Safer Care – CQC inspects independent hospitals

In Issue 92 you’ll find the Top Stories:

 

  • New MyNHS transparency site goes live
  • NHS England publishes Annual Review
  • FTs under pressure, analysis shows
  • Reducing Mortality
  • Patient Experience – cancer patients’ experience

 

Issue 90 of the AQuA Bulletin

aqua-logo_Click here to log-on and download from the AQuA website.

–         Update on Urgent and Emergency Care Review

–         A national review of choices in end-of-life care

–         Population level commissioning for the future

·         Productivity:   Focus on how money is spent, not just how much

·         Integration:     The relationship between delayed discharge and care home bed supply

·         Reducing Mortality:  Cancer survival in England by stage

 ·         Safer Care:   National flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

 ·         Public Health:  Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK

 ·         Reducing Mortality:  NHS England sets out plan for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

 ·         Productivity:  Help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants

 ·         Patient Experience:  Aim to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors

 ·         Prevention:  Asthma admissions rise in September

 ·         Safer Care:  Model process flowchart for raising concerns

 ·         Prevention:   MRSA screening and suppression guidance

 ·         Data & Intelligence:    Data round up

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

AquA topics for May

Just some of the topics in the latest AQuA Bulletin available online from the AQuA portal: click here to log on and download

  • Innovation   Funding available to scale up health care improvement
  • Productivity   Right Care casebooks link value for money
  • Reducing Mortality  Helping people live well for longer
  • Patient Experience   Better care for people with two or more long term conditions
  • Reducing Mortality Acute heart failure treatment improvement by specialist teams

AQuA Bulletin: Issue 80

Issue: 80 of the AQuA Bulletin is exclusively available on the AQuA Portal (click here to log on and download).aqua-logo_

AQuA aims to bring a mixture of tools and publications aimed at improving healthcare services, providing links to more information and resources, highlighting areas for action and participation.

In the current issue:

Top Stories

  • Reducing harm to patients
  • Updated Asthma IOP launched
  • BMJ Quality & Safety: a collection of key articles
  • Horizon Scanning  A new settlement for health and social care
  • Safer Care – New drive to end deliberate face-down restraint
  • Patient Experience – Right to ‘ask’ for personal health budgets begins
  • Innovation – Mental health teams in police stations and courts scheme goes live
  • Patient Experience -Hospital stays improving, finds CQC
  • Innovation -Guidance for unplanned admissions enhanced services
  • Horizon Scanning – Clinical commissioning groups one year on.
  • Safer Care – Professionals divided over hip fracture care
  • Public Health – CMO annual report published on state of the public’s
    health
  • Prevention – NICE recommends tests to help diagnose and manage asthma
  • Horizon Scanning – Update on rising scarlet fever numbers across England
  • Data & Intelligence – Data round up…