Issue 90 of the AQuA Bulletin

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–         Update on Urgent and Emergency Care Review

–         A national review of choices in end-of-life care

–         Population level commissioning for the future

·         Productivity:   Focus on how money is spent, not just how much

·         Integration:     The relationship between delayed discharge and care home bed supply

·         Reducing Mortality:  Cancer survival in England by stage

 ·         Safer Care:   National flu programme training slide set for healthcare professionals

 ·         Public Health:  Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK

 ·         Reducing Mortality:  NHS England sets out plan for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

 ·         Productivity:  Help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants

 ·         Patient Experience:  Aim to improve patient protection and public confidence in doctors

 ·         Prevention:  Asthma admissions rise in September

 ·         Safer Care:  Model process flowchart for raising concerns

 ·         Prevention:   MRSA screening and suppression guidance

 ·         Data & Intelligence:    Data round up

AquA topics for May

Just some of the topics in the latest AQuA Bulletin available online from the AQuA portal: click here to log on and download

  • Innovation   Funding available to scale up health care improvement
  • Productivity   Right Care casebooks link value for money
  • Reducing Mortality  Helping people live well for longer
  • Patient Experience   Better care for people with two or more long term conditions
  • Reducing Mortality Acute heart failure treatment improvement by specialist teams

Journal of Health Organization and Management | A systems perspective on nursing productivity

A systems perspective on nursing productivity.

Authors: Nicola North, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Frances Hughes, Nursing Midwifery Office, Brisbane, Australia

Citation: Nicola North, Frances Hughes, 2012 “A systems perspective on nursing productivity”, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 26 Iss: 2, pp.192 – 214

Keywords: Human resource management, Management strategy, New Zealand, Nursing, Outcomes, Productivity, Workforce

Article type: Conceptual paper DOI: 10.1108/14777261211230772 Permanent URL Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Abstract: Purpose – Recent New Zealand reports have identified the nursing workforce for its potential to make a significant contribution to increased productivity in health services. The purpose of this paper is to review critically the recent and current labour approaches to improve nursing productivity in New Zealand, in a context of international research and experience.Design/methodology/approach – An examination of government documents regarding productivity, and a review of New Zealand and international literature and research on nursing productivity and its measurement form the basis of the paper.

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