AQuA have been making some changes to their Improving Outcomes Packs (IOPS) for asthma, COPD, Chronic Kidney and Liver disease and Stroke. The new format IOPs will be launched on the 11th March.
As this month is ‘Love your Liver’ here are some useful links to websites which provide useful information, support and guidance about this amazing organ.
Love your Liver at http://www.loveyourliver.org.uk/
British Liver Trust at http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) www.childliverdisease.org
The first charity to be established concerned with liver disease. Today it helps to care for babies and children with liver disease and their families through support, information and research in the UK.
The purpose of the site to provide the UK with a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Marie Curie at www.mariecurie.org.uk
Marie Curie Nurses provide free nursing care to cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses in their own homes. For more information for patients and carers or to get a Marie Curie Nurse call FREEPHONE 0800 716 146. To find out more about the services where you live, please call 08707 585 868. For general enquiries please use the telephone numbers listed below:
England – 020 7599 7777
The British Association for the Study of the Liver www.basl.org.uk
Membership of hepatologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons and clinical scientists involved in the management of liver disease in the UK
The Map of Medicine is used by doctors throughout the NHS to determine the best treatment options for their patients. NHS Choices offers everyone in England exclusive and free access to this cutting-edge internet resource, which lets you see exactly what your doctor sees. The information in the Map has been approved by the UK’s leading clinical experts, is based on the best available clinical evidence, and is continually updated. To take advantage of this unique resource go to: Map of Medicine: hepatocellular cancer
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/liver/
Cancer Research UK
Please find attached a link to the November edition of AQuA News at https://www.aquanw.nhs.uk/content_items/6134
In this edition you will find:
• AQuA Launches its Improving Outcomes Pack On Chronic Liver Disease
Chronic Liver Disease
Liver disease is now the 5th commonest cause of death in the UK and one of the few developed nations with an upward trend in mortality from liver disease.
• Academic Health Science Networks
• Registration Open For Final Advancing Quality Collaboratives Of 2012
• Advancing Quality: An Introduction For CCGs
• New Collaboration Website Launched For Advancing Quality Teams
• AQuA 2012 Member Survey
• AQuA Mental Health Bespoke Work
• Preventing Suicide In England
• Congratulations To HSJ Efficiency Award Winners!
• Are You Shared Decision Making Positive?
• Your Health Your Decision: A Conversation About Shared Decision Making
• AQuA Improvement Methodologies (AIM): Next Cohort Open For Bookings
• AQuA Lean Network
• A New Role For Finance In Quality Improvement: Cohort 3
• Take Advantage Of AQuA Lean Opportunity!
• AIM+ Programme
• AQuA Patient Safety Ambassadors
• IHI Open School Licences
Introduction to Lean Resources
In this area you will find resources from the Introduction to Lean programme for utilisation in your workplace.