Acute Care Collaboration Vanguards announced

A new group, comprising 13 hospital Vanguards, was announced on 25th September.  These Vanguards are designed to facilitate the spread of excellent hospital services and management across the country by the  formation of chains at district level. The focus is on key trusts developing their reach, forming collaborations and sharing clinical and management knowledge with others. More details can be found here.

There is also a press release from the NHS Confederation supporting the move and a more information in BMJ News (note an NHS Athens Account is required to access BMJ)

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The art of the possible community health services role in new care models

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New, joined up models of care being developed by the NHS risk overlooking the full potential of community health services which are vital for their success, according to a discussion paper launched 21 July by the NHS Confederation Community Health Services Forum.

Community health covers a broad range of ‘cradle to grave’ services including community and district nursing, health visiting, speech and language therapy, public health and school nursing. These services are essential if the NHS is to care well for the millions of people who have long-term conditions, the paper highlights.

Lack of leadership was at heart of hospitals’ failings, report says

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Poor leadership among senior medical staff and hospital management was at the heart of recent failings in the NHS in England and Scotland, says a report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in Scotland.

A working group looked at a series of recent reports into failings at hospitals, including Staffordshire Hospital and the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Its report said that the problems were predominantly caused by the failure of senior clinical staff and NHS management to work together.

Super self-help books added to stock

DSCF0870Starting the New Year off in style, the library is pleased to announce the re-stocking of the Wellbeing and Leadership sections.  Lots of super self-help titles now grace the shelves including:

  • Heal your headache
  • The feeling good handbook
  • Say No to Diabetes
  • IBS: free at last
  • The cancers survivor’s companion
  • Freedom from the diet trap
  • Treat your own back

In the Leadership section you will also find books on Employee Engagement which may be helpful to new managers.

  • Leadership plain and simple
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  • The extraordinary leader
  • Employee engagement 2.0
  • Carrots and sticks don’t work
  • Team building

Come in and take a look at the whole range or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary.nhs.net to reserve any of those listed above.