The latest edition of the Critical Care Bulletin is available here
September’s Breast Surgery Bulletin has now been published. Latest articles can be found here
The Mental Health Network (MHN) have produced a briefing Horizon scanning: The legislative landscape in mental health aimed at bringing members up to speed on some of the legal developments relevant to mental health which have taken place in the last twelve months as well as some of the legislative proposals currently under consideration.
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
- 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
The September edition of the Critical Care blog produced by The Staff Library is now available.
- The opportunity cost of futile treatment in the ICU
- Is high-frequency oscillatory ventilation more effective and safer than conventional protective ventilation in adult acute respiratory distress syndrome patients?
- High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in adults
- Conservative fluid therapy in septic shock
- Septic acute kidney injury
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
With thanks to Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who produce this Health Management bulletin.
The new structure of the NHS in England
This slideshow (attached below) outlines the main changes to management,
accountability and funding structures resulting from the Health and Social Care Act. (The Nuffield Trust, April 2013)
Transforming our health care system: ten priorities for commissioners
This paper outlines ten priorities for commissioners in the new NHS and has been updated to reflect changes in the healthcare system since 1st April. It lays out ten priorities for action; why they are important; what the potential impact is; and how to achieve these changes. (The King’s fund, revised edition, April 2013)
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Issue: 66 of the AQuA Bulletin is now exclusively available on the AQuA Portal (click here to log on and download).
- Hunt – NHS must fundamentally change to solve A&E problems
- NHS England supports winter plans for urgent and emergency services
- Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund receives extension
- Safer Care: UK to Host G8 Dementia Summit
- Reducing Mortality: Stoptober – Mass 28-day Stop Smoking Challenge
- Patient Experience: Joint Briefing – The Francis Inquiry
- Integration: Improving Integration within Mental Healthcare
- Productivity: CCG Development Framework – A Clear Direction of Travel
- Safer Care: How Do We Balance Cost-Effectiveness with Safety?
- Patient Experience: Caldicott Information Governance Review
- Prevention: Predicting Hospital Admission: An Observational Study
- Patient Experience: The Shifting Nature of the Health & Social Care Divide
- Innovation: Shine Innovation Programme Accepting Applications
- Productivity: £1bn to Help A&Es and NHS Staff Access Medical Records
- Data & Intelligence: Data round up…
Children, Families and Maternity bulletin for May 2013.
PDF, 74KB, 8 pages Published by DoH
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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- bring together a range of recently-published research reports, articles and electronic resources to help OTs keep up-to-date with developments.
- remind readers of OT Update of the services available from the Staff Library Service – we can supply you with 1:1 or small group training in literature searching skills; obtain full-text articles for you; or provide services in literature searching to help you with your research tasks.
- respond to your information needs – if you have any suggestions on the type of information sources you would find helpful in future editions of OT Update, then please let us know.
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Welcome from Barbara Hakin
Welcome to the latest bulletin for emerging clinical commissioning groups. This issue contains a number of items which are of absolute importance, both to CCG leaders and others involved in the new clinical commissioning system.
Issue: 39 of the AQuA Bulletin is now exclusively available on the AQuA Member Web Portal (click here to log on and download).
The bulletin aims to improve healthcare services across NHS North West. It provides links to more information and resources, highlighting areas for action and participation.
In this issue you’ll find:
- Long Term Conditions – COPD commissioning tool-kit
- Improving Quality – Reducing 30 day readmissions
- Safer Care – Safer Surgery Week
- Patient Experience – Compare local care homes
- Safer Care – Medication Passports
- Primary Care – COF measures
- Avoidable Mortality – Cardiovascular Survey
- Innovation – Cross sector working
- Resources – Investment in Mental Health
- Networks – Strategic clinical networks
- Commissioning – CCS MD appointments
- Data & Intelligence – Data round up…
AQuA News Bulletin – June 2012 a regular newsletter which keeps you up to date with all the latest developments in AQuA. In this issue you’ll find:
The Manufacturing Institute has an excellent two-day workshop on offer.
Healthcare Foundation Shine Awards : Applications now open
The Health Foundation’s Shine programme open for funding applications – over £1 million available for support innovative healthcare teams.
Link to full details…
Recruiting for the next free “Nurse First” cohort in Manchester in September 2012
Nurse First is the most intensive innovation and leadership programme in the UK for clinical staff. It is a free 21 – day residential programme that runs over a year and includes masterclasses, learning sets and coaching support, developed in partnership with the Queens Nursing Institute, Bucks New University, the Shaftesbury Partnership and Johnson & Johnson. It will support you to: create innovative ideas to clinical challenges, raise the funding needed to make these ideas happen and help you implement them in your organisation. For more information visit: www.nursefirst.org.uk
Get to grips with PDSA testing
Are you ready to start PDSA testing around the ‘Safe & Timely Discharge’ interventions? As we start work on PDSA testing of our 4 ‘safe & timely discharge interventions’ I invite you to join me for a practical ‘PDSA – Hands on, Getting to grips with PDSA’ afternoon on 23rd May at the Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, at the Mayo Centre, Salford Royal Hospital Trust, 2-4pm.
Advancing Quality Pneumonia collaborative on 29th June
We are inviting you and your AQ pneumonia team to this Advancing Quality pneumonia collaborative learning session seven on Friday 29th June 2012. The meeting will include a number of presentations and networking opportunities where we hope to share best practice across the North West in pneumonia care.
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.
Read Christine Beasley’s farewell Voicepiece, discover how the Nursing and Quality Care Forum plans to share best practice across the NHS and celebrate the best in nursing at home and abroad on International Nurses Day, 12 May 2012 – all in issue 105 of the Chief Nursing Officer Bulletin.
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