Posts Tagged 'end_of_life'

NHS England: Revised funding approach for palliative care

NHS England has published a revised draft funding approach for NHS_Englandpalliative care featuring a ‘currency’ for ensuring services match patient needs, offer best value and that providers are reimbursed fairly. The revision is informed by feedback received through consultation, events and seminars since publication of the original document in October 2014.

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End of Life Care latest issue

Extract from St Christopher’s Hospice newsletter

The Summer 2014 issue of the free journal for nurses caring for dying people at home, in hospitals and care homes is now available online.  (http://endoflifejournal.stchristophers.org.uk/)

News from NHS Networks

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has released a multimedia package of social media guidance for pharmacists.
Doctors and nurses are to get better information about patients so people get safer care thanks to a new £260 million NHS technology fund, announced by NHS England today.
Department of Health request to NHS England on long-term conditions.
This guide aims to enable people who want to die at home to do so while improving the quality of care they receive.

AQuA weekly update

This week’s news:

Event: Academic Health Science Networks: Who, What and Why?
24 April 2013
Secondary Care Toolkit for COPD from NHS Improvement Lung available here….
25 April 2013
The Kings Fund explain the top ten priorities for commissioners….
26 April 2013
Developing a specification for lifestyle weight management services. Best practice guidance for tier 2 services” from the Department of Health dated March 2013, find it here…
26 April 2013
The Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy has been published recently..take a look
26 April 2013
End of Life Care profiles added to our benchmarking section…
26 April 2013
GP outcomes indicators added to our benchmarking section
26 April 2013
New End of Life Care resources available
26 April 2013
New Spirometry guide…
29 April 2013
New materials added to our CKD pack, see what they are in the discussion forum
29 April 2013

End of Life Journal – Spring Issue 2013

End of Life Journal is the free, online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care.   It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.   The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.

Articles include:endoflife_logo

CLINICAL REVIEW

CLINICAL SKILLS

CLINICAL PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

ETHICAL/LEGAL DISCUSSIONS

NURSING CASE REVIEW

NATIONAL END OF LIFE CARE PROGRAMME UPDATE

BMJ analysis: NICE’s end of life decision making scheme: impact on population health

Reference: BMJ 2013;346:f1363, published 21st March 2013

Date published: 22/03/2013 16:56

Summary

by: Devika Sennik

The authors of this article estimate the effect of the end of life criteria on the NHS in England and Wales since they were introduced in 2009.  They quantify the impact of raising the cost effectiveness threshold for end of life drugs and find that the effect on other NHS services could be substantial.

Is educating community nurses about end-of-life care a waste of resources?

Brian Nyatanga, British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 18,
                          Iss. 2, 01 Feb 2013, pp 77

The health system-and palliative care in particular-are facing difficult financial times due to spending cuts. It seems that when times are this hard one of the first things to go is staff education, which is disturbing considering that it takes years to train community palliative care nurses to function at specialist level.

Click here to read the article – requires login details

New issue: End of Life Journal

eolj_logoA new issue of The End of Life Journal is now available online

The free journal for nurses caring for dying people at home, in hospitals and care homes is now available online.

Articles include

Continue reading ‘New issue: End of Life Journal’

Newsletter for End of Life care

The National End of Life Care Programme newsletter has published its August newsletter.
From NHS Networks
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) has launched a toolkit to empower local people to push for the right end of life care services following reform of the health and social care system.

News from AQuA: August 2012

Seminar Invitation: Clinical leadership for integration
You are invited to an AQuA evening seminar and we are delighted to welcome John Howarth and Hugh Reeve to discuss Clinical leadership for integration – A view from the Provider and Commissioning perspective in Cumbria.
For more information please contact Liz Ashall-Payne at Elizabeth.Ashall-Payne@srft.nhs.uk.

To book on this session please follow this link: www.nhsevents.org

Registration is now open for the final Advancing Quality stroke collaborative of 2012. 

18th September 2012, 10:00am – 01:00pm
Following on from our last event in May, this collaborative will focus on what steps have been taken to improve and sustain the care and management of stroke patients across the North West through the AQ measures.
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org

AQuA Report – Managing Elective Demand – Opportunity to comment on draft AQuA report

As part of the work to finalise the forthcoming AQuA report “Managing Elective Demand”, AQuA is inviting representatives from PCTs/CCGs to a small informal event in July to help shape the final content of the report. Attendees at this session will have access to the draft AQuA report and can discuss the content with members of the AQuA team that were involved in its production. The aim of the session is to gain feedback from commissioner colleagues to help shape the final version of a report (planned for launch in September) which will help to meet commissioners needs around developing responses to managing demand for elective care and provide the basis for further opportunities for AQuA to support local improvement activities.

The meeting will be held in Meeting Room 3 at the Mayo Building, Salford Royal Trust on 19th July at 2 pm till 5 pm. Please contact Chris Linward, AQuA Associate to book a place on this session. Chris.linward@srft.nhs.uk.

Shared Decision Making in Cancer Care WebEx

8th August 2012, 14.00-15.00pm. Presented by Dr Pauline Leonard.
Register for the WebEx here.

Patient Value Maximisation & Shared Decision Making WebEx

11th September 2012, 13.30-14.30pm. Presented by Daghni Rajasingam.

Register for the WebEx here.

Shared Decision Making -The GP Perspective
Shared Decision Making -The GP Perspective! – 11th October 2012, 10.30-11.30am

Integration Discovery Community Focussed Seminar Session
13th September 2012, 01:30pm – 04:30pm.

Seminar: Clinical Leadership for Integration
13th September 2012, 04:30pm – 06:30pm
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org 

Lead Innovation and Create Value – September 25th 2012 at Fab Lab Manchester

Please find attached details of an Innovation event being run by our colleagues at The Manufacturing Institute on September, 25, 2012.
Link to full details…

Advancing Quality orthopaedics collaborative
26th September 2012, 01:00pm – 04:00pm
Registration is now open for the next Advancing Quality collaborative focusing on orthopaedics.

Advancing Quality teams from across the region are invited to attend this collaborative on 26th September 2012, 1pm-4pm, to learn the latest developments in hip and knee replacement surgery.
Full details are available via the registration site: www.nhsevents.org

Patient Safety Ambassadors
We are pleased to announce the launch of our second AQuA Patient Safety Ambassador Programme, designed to support Trust Chairs to identify cultural changes needed and assist in the development and understanding of the skills, systems and processes required to assure comprehensive safety and quality governance. This will be undertaken during three workshop based modules delivered during September – December 2012 and supported with an individual learning and reflective log.  For more information, please contact Alison.cole@srft.nhs.uk     Book your place online.

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

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM)  in End of Life Care
Cohort 10 (Sept – Oct 2012)
The AQuA Improvement Methodology programme in End of Life Care is geared at front line staff/operational leaders in End of Life Care wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of quality improvement. Delegates will work on their own End of Life Care improvement project and develop a project plan, aim and measures throughout the programme. Suitable for staff with a basic knowledge of quality improvement tools or for experienced staff wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Book online at: www.nhsevents.org Booking closes 10th August 2012 (each individual in the team is required to book a place)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School is a professional educational community that provides online education and training to enable individuals to become change agents in healthcare improvement. AQuA has purchased a number of licenses which will enable current AQuA members to benefit free of charge. This is a real opportunity to develop skills and capacity in individuals whilst supporting the quality and safety agenda in organisations.

In February 2012 we offered each AQuA member the opportunity to assign 5 licenses to named individuals within their organisation. However a number of organisations have yet to take up their full quota of licences. If your organisation has not taken up its licences and you wish to benefit from this excellent opportunity, please contact Lucy Davies on lucy.davies@srft.nhs.uk.
To listen to a WebEx entitled An Introduction to the IHI Open School, please click here.

Dementia Improvement Weekly Planner

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM) in End of Life Care

AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM) in End of Life Care
Cohort 10 (July – Sept 2012)

The AQuA Improvement Methodology programme in End of Life Care is geared at front line staff/operational leaders in End of Life Care wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of quality improvement. Delegates will work on their own End of Life Care improvement project and develop a project plan, aim and measures throughout the programme. Suitable for staff with a basic knowledge of quality improvement tools or for experienced staff wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Book online at: www.nhsevents.org

Booking closes 31 July 2012 (each individual in the team is required to book a place)

Palliative Care roundup

A tormented death: End of life care for people with dementia

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 04:34 AM PDT

Source: British Journal of Nursing 2012, 21(12), p723 – 727

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: June 2012

In a nutshell: District nurses are often faced with difficulties when patients with dementia lack the capacity to express how they feel and the family has to make end-of-life decisions for the sufferer. Although 25% of palliative care is concerned with controlling physical symptoms, health professionals are sometimes faced with challenges when one co-morbidity masks another. The GP-patient relationship is central to improving overall care for these vulnerable patients and there is a continual need for a workforce to be trained and empowered to provide care with precision. This article discusses the importance of correct diagnosis during end-of-life care and makes recommendations on how this can be achieved.

Length of publication:5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: Internurse.com 

 

End of Life Journal : St Christopher’s Hospice

Summer 2012 Vol 2 Issue 2

End of Life Journal is free, online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care.

It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.

The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.

End of life journal ISSN 2047-6361 (online)

READ MORE ABOUT THIS ISSUE

 

via End of Life Journal | End of Life Journal.

Quality end of life care for all

The route to success in end of life care – achieving quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

NHS National End of Life Care Programme

This report finds LGBT are not receiving quality end of life care.

End of life care qualifications

Skills for Care has developed end of life care qualifications in conjunction with a wide range of employers including Marie Curie Cancer Care, the UK Home Care Association and Barchester Care, in addition to a number of hospices.

The qualifications will help adult social care employers support the national end of life strategy. They also build on the work of common core competences and principles for end of life care.

http://www.networks.nhs.uk/news/end-of-life-care-qualifications

 

Dept of Health: End of Life Care newsletter

National end of life care programme newsletter – Issue 45, May 2012

In this issue:

  • Focus on housing
  • A housing association pilot project to help people at the end of life stay in their own home
  • New modelling tools for commissioners which give a better understanding of local needs, workforce and cost implications.
  • Medical, nursing and social work students at Warwick and Coventry Universities learning about end of life care across professional boundaries.

End of life care modelling tools

The National End of Life Care Programme has published a suite of tools in conjunction with partner organisations designed to support end of life care commissioning and planning. These tools were developed to support organisations to achieve the vision of the National End of Life Care Strategy and the NHS QIPP agenda of improving quality and productivity through innovation. Together the tools are designed to enable commissioners and providers of end of life care services to identify the end of life care needs of their population over a 10-year period, to assess what workforce skills are required to ensure quality care provision and to establish how many people dying in hospital could reasonably end life in an alternative care setting and to calculate costings for this.

NHS Networks: End of life care: methods review

This review provides an overview of the range of research methods that have been commonly used in end of life care research and their relevance for social care.

March edition: End of life care newsletter

March edition of the National End of Life Care Programme newsletter.

NHS National End of Life Care Programme

Critical success factors that enable individuals to die in their preferred place of death

Highlighting good practice from seven PCTs across the country, this report identifies the critical success factors associated with improving end of life care and enabling a person to die in the place of their choice. The report is intended as a starting point to help those commissioning and planning services to see what has worked well in other areas although it does not suggest that one size fits all.

Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals: the route to success ‘how to’ guide
This guide builds upon the framework set out in ‘The route to success in end of life care – achieving quality in acute hospitals’, published in 2010. It highlighted best practice models developed by acute hospital trusts, providing a framework to enable hospitals to deliver high quality care to people at the end of life. This guide aims to help clinicians, managers and directors implement ‘The route to success’ more effectively, drawing on valuable learning from the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s Productive Ward: Releasing time to care series.

Care for older patients with co-morbidity

Extract from NHS Networks
The management of end of life care, particularly for patients suffering from more than one medical condition (co-morbidity), could be addressed by GPs having anticipatory care plan (ACP) discussions with patients, suggests a study in this month’s British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).

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