AHP Bulletin published for May

Plus some recent articles of interest

Making the most of allied health professionals

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

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Working for health equity : the role of health professionals

…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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NEW updates for OTs, Dietetics staff and Speech and Language Therapists

Picture1Carole Keeling one of our Outreach Librarians has put together a collection of articles of particular interest to Occupational Therapists.

Published in the form of an update, Carole is hoping to:

  • 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.

Carole also offers similar updates for Dietetics staff and Speech and Language Therapists.  If you haven’t received your ‘update’ via email already you can always request one by contacting Carole direct at c.keeling@nhs.net

Help with Athens

The Athens portal allows you to download the full text of articles, where the Trust has a subscription to the appropriate publisher. These are noted at the end of an abstract. You will need an Athens username and password to use the system, to register please log on to:  https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/

If you are new to Athens and would like help in registering and starting to use Athens, please contact Carole Keeling (Outreach Librarian) who can come to your workplace and help you get started.

Please email c.keeling@nhs.net, or phone ext. 1547 to make an appointment – a 30 minute slot will get you up and running!

Latest AQuA Bulletin #39

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…

Here is Issue 38 in case you missed it.

AQuA news

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:

How to apply the Shingo principles of operational excellence

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.

Avoiding unnecessary Hospital Admissions and inappropriate A&E attendances of Children & Young People with Long Term Conditions

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.

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