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New report spotlights GP-physician innovations

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A new report has shown how GPs and physicians are innovating together to improve patient care.

Published by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of General Practitioners, Patient care: A unified approach highlights nine case studies where GPs and physicians have worked closely to produce new and integrated services.

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Understanding the legislative landscape in mental health

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The Mental Health Network (MHN) have produced a briefing Horizon scanning: The legislative landscape in mental health aimed at bringing members up to speed on some of the legal developments relevant to mental health which have taken place in the last twelve months as well as some of the legislative proposals currently under consideration.

Top priorities for reshaping mental health services

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More than 20,000 people have given their views on the top priorities for reshaping mental health services as part of a drive to develop a five year national NHS strategy for people of all ages.

Better access to high quality services, a wider choice of treatments, more focus on prevention, more funding and less stigma were the top five calls for change by 2020.

Primary care road map grounded in patients’ and providers’ needs

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Constant talk of a crisis in primary care will be consigned to the past if the recommendations of an independent commission on the future of primary care are implemented – several of which reflect proposals put forward by the NHS Confederation and National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) on behalf of members.

This is the conclusion of Health Education England’s Primary Care Workforce Commission, which last Wednesday (22 July) set out recommendations for a patient-centred, population-based model for primary care.

Think tanks echo Confed call for transformation fund

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The health service in England needs a dedicated fund to finance and drive forward essential changes to services, a new Health Foundation and King’s Fund report has concluded, echoing long-standing calls by the NHS Confederation for such a measure.

In a detailed report published on Wednesday (22 July), the think tanks say a transformation fund would support and accelerate a shift to new models of care, as per the Forward View, and help to unlock efficiency savings.

Healthwatch calls for change to discharge process

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Healthwatch England has called for national change to the process of discharging people from health and care settings, following a special inquiry which has underscored the human and financial cost of poor and unsafe discharges from health services.

With more than one million emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge in 2012/13 alone, costing an estimated £2.4 billion, the organisation said on Tuesday that the time has come for “concerted action and coordinated national leadership to ensure the discharge process meets people’s needs.”

Life-saving app scoops top prize at digital awards

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An online app that can help save the life of a person experiencing cardiac arrest won the top prize at the People Driven Digital unAwards, sponsored by the NHS Confederation, on 3 July.

The app, known as Lifesaver, acts as an interactive crisis simulator which uses live-action film to teach the user how to perform CPR and use an automated defibrillator.

Community health services explained

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With out-of-hospital care needing to become “a much larger part of what the NHS does,” according to the Five Year Forward View, the NHS Confederation’s new quick guide answers the simple question, ‘what are community health services?

Providing an overview of what community health services are, what they do and the staff that make up its workforce, the handy guide provides a picture of the role these services play in supporting and caring for people up and down the country.

New award scheme to spark NHS digital revolution

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A unique partnership of patients and health professionals has launched a new awards scheme to unearth the digital technologies improving people’s health and wellbeing across the UK.

Sponsored by the NHS Confederation and four leading digital technology organisations, the unAwards aims to find, develop and disseminate the best innovations making acute and chronic health problems easier to live with.

New adult safeguarding improvement tool published

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The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding.

Overview

This improvement tool based on the Adult Safeguarding Standards has been refreshed in March 2015. It has been developed in partnership by:

  • Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • NHS Confederation
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners

Developed by the sector, the key areas of focus have been used in numerous peer reviews and challenges and as a means of self-assessment. The characteristics of a well-performing and ambitious partnership are described, particularly in relation to the three key partners in safeguarding adults: the council, NHS and Police.

Commission to improve urgent care for older people launched

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An independent commission to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people in and outside of hospitals was launched by the NHS Confederation yesterday.

The Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People aims to find workable and patient-centred solutions to address the challenges of caring for the frail elderly across the country.

Healthcare scientists revolutionise stroke rehabilitation

Healthcare scientists and clinicians at the Royal Berkshire Hospital are using gaming technology to revolutionise the rehabilitation of stroke patients in Reading. A new NHS Confederation presentation exploring how commissioners can support innovation, published on Friday, explains how.

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Working with Microsoft Kinect, the developers of the Xbox games console, healthcare scientists at the Royal Berkshire are writing programmes to address stoke patients specific needs and are seeing significant improvement in patients’ clinical outcomes.

Using the latest developments in medical physics, the initiative has also reported increased uptake and enthusiasm from patients and their families, reduced levels of depression and enabled patients to continue their rehabilitation at home without the need of NHS staff.

Learning from Europe

The NHS European Office collates some of its recent publications into a single quick reference to help you better understand EU health policy


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