NHS England has published a revised draft funding approach for palliative 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.
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.
This week’s news:
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.
CLINICAL PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
NURSING CASE REVIEW
NATIONAL END OF LIFE CARE PROGRAMME UPDATE
Date published: 22/03/2013 16:56
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.
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.
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