National adult cardiac surgery audit – annual report 2010/11

The main objective of this audit is to collect information on activity, trends and outcomes in adult cardiac surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This report presents the data for surgery performed in England and Wales up to the end of March 2011. It is aimed at healthcare professionals, medical directors, managers, clinical governance leads and the public.

Extract from National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, University College London

Kings Fund: Design approach to violence in A&E

Design Council

Reducing violence and aggression in A&E
According to the National Audit Office, violence and aggression towards frontline hospital staff is estimated to cost the NHS at least £69 million a year in staff absence, loss of productivity and additional security. This project aimed to use a design-led approach in order to help reduce violence in A&E departments.

News from NHS Networks: 28 October

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), on behalf of the Department of Health, has launched the first ever national bereavement survey to measure care at the end of life.
A new charity has been established by the Department to provide financial assistance for those people who were infected with hepatitis C before September 1991, as a result of NHS treatment by blood transfusions or blood products.
Speaking to the Royal College of General Practitioners, health secretary Andrew Lansley announced 11 new areas of medicine whose outcomes for patients will be audited, monitored and regularly published in future.
Report published by the improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) team for service managers
Prime minister David Cameron has announced that the government is investing up to £15 million to support the recommendations to improve prosthetics services for military veterans who have lost a limb due to activities while serving their country.
Mixed sex accommodation in the NHS has fallen by over 90 per cent in under a year, according to new data published by the Department of Health.
The National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter issue 38 has been published.
The Department of Health has commissioned GFK NOP, an independent research agency, to conduct a survey among NHS staff from October to December 2011 to gauge staff awareness of and attitudes to a range of issues including NHS policy.