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The annual survey for the Library and Knowledge Service is now open – if you want to take part follow this link and complete as much as you can. It should take no more than ten minutes, and would help to provide us with information that we can use to improve library services.
Remember, we can only do this through your help: your feedback guides our service!
The survey is open until 5pm on the 24th of July.
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Bereaved people in England rate the care provided by hospitals at the end of their relative’s life lower than that provided by hospices, care homes, and services in the community, show the results of a survey published by the Office for National Statistics.
Another publication from the Orthopaedics Dept, this time in The Bone and Joint Journal of Orthopaedics
PROPHYLACTIC ANTIBIOTICS FOR DENTAL PROCEDURES IN PATIENTS WITH PROSTHESES: IS THERE A NEED?–A SURVEY OF 163 SURGEONS
SP Morapudi, R Zhou, K Barnes – Bone & Joint Journal Orthopaedic Proceedings …, 2014
Abstract. Summary There is little knowledge in surgeons about the guidelines for prophylactic antibiotics in patients with prosthetic joints when undergoing a dental procedure. … read more
Thank you to everyone who took part in last month’s Library Survey. This has now closed and the results will soon be published as part of our annual LQAF accreditation process.
Today is the last date you can take part in our 2014 Library Survey.
Please give your opinions and suggestions to inform future library services.
The link is: http://ectsl.weebly.com/library-survey.html
For staff and students of East Cheshire Trust
IF you haven’t already completed our quick and easy survey, please can you do so. We only need a few more respondents to achieve the necessary quota and it really doesn’t take up much of your time.
Please follow (or copy and paste into your browser) this link to our website at: http://ectsl.weebly.com/library-survey.html
Please help by completing this online survey
The National Skills Academy for Health is focussed on providing practical, high quality training and skills development support for the healthcare support workforce. Following a number of requests from the sector we are looking at developing a resource toolkit to support the embedding of good #dementia care and awareness across the health sector.
We would really appreciate your feedback and ideas on what a dementia resource toolkit would look like and whether you think it would be something you would find useful. Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey – your feedback is important to us and much appreciated.
Extract from NHS Employers
This short survey aims to gather views on the disciplinary framework for doctors and dentists employed by the NHS. The changes to the structure of the NHS and the introduction of medical revalidation have influenced the way in which the framework operates. Comments are being welcomed until 6th September 2013
Extract from BBC News, Health
Patients on 36 of 4,500 hospital wards in England would not recommend them to relatives, according to a new survey.
The latest results of the new “friends and family” test saw one English A&E department out of 144 get a “negative score” – Chase Farm Hospital in London.
The questionnaire, backed by the prime minister, asks patients if they would recommend the ward they were treated on to those close to them.
Critics say the scheme is too blunt an instrument to provide useful data.
To see the scores achieved by East Cheshire and others, please see the links below:
Download FFT A&E – June 2013 (XLS, 3789K)
Download FFT Inpatient – June 2013 (XLS, 6215K)
Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey. We really want to hear your comments and suggestions and invite you to send us your feedback, so we can develop and improve our service.
Simply click on this link to go to our survey
NHS fraud awareness and risk survey
Nationally, there is a lot of concern regarding fraud within the NHS. As a result, all NHS organisations have been asked to raise awareness in this area.
Beric Dawson our Anti-Fraud Specialist has devised a short survey, the results of which, will assist the Local Anti-Fraud Specialists in determining the level of fraud awareness and risk at East Cheshire NHS Trust.
It only takes a few minutes to complete and can be accessed via the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/EastCheshire2013
The Department of Health is launching a repeat of the national bowel cancer awareness campaign next week.
The Department of Health has published the second national cancer patient experience survey based on feedback from 72,000 inpatient and day case cancer patients.
Published by DoH
This consultation proposes a model of shared decision-making along the patient pathway. The model indicates where patients would be expected to have more say in decisions about their care in primary care; before a diagnosis; at referral to secondary care; and after a diagnosis had been made. The consultation welcomes views from patients, the wider public, organisations, health professionals and the NHS and closes on 20th July 2012.
Dementia awareness survey Extract from the Alzheimer’s Society website
Dementia a massive worry for many of us
Published 21 May 2012
Dementia worries nearly two thirds of us according to a joint poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society and Saga Homecare.
The YouGov survey – released to mark Dementia Awareness Week™ – found that 63 per cent of people say they are worried about dementia in some way. The majority of people (61 per cent) are worried about either themselves or someone they know developing dementia in later life. Yet despite their fears less than a fifth (16 per cent) of people want to know more about the condition, with 18-24 year olds the most keen to learn more (25 per cent) in comparison to only 15 per cent of over 55 year olds.
Read more at http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=1202
Dean Royles, director of the NHS Employers organisation, comments on the feedback in today’s RCN survey that highlighted the issues of staffing levels and workplace stress.
via NHS Employers comments on RCN survey on staffing levels and workplace stress.
Dementia diagnosis rates – GP survey
65 per cent of GPs say people with dementia don’t get diagnosed because they don’t visit their doctor
Published 3 May 2012
“Two thirds of GPs say many people with dementia are not being diagnosed because they are not making an appointment to see their doctor, an Alzheimer’s Society survey has revealed.
The survey of 382 GPs provides new insight into why diagnosis rates for dementia continue to be so low. Currently, just 43 per cent of people with the condition in the UK are diagnosed.” Extract from Alzheimer’s Society – click for full article
Inpatient survey 2011
This survey looked at the experiences of over 70,000 people who were admitted to NHS hospitals around England. The results of the survey will be used by NHS trusts to improve their performance and to understand their patients’ experiences, and the results will be used to support the CQC’s regulatory, compliance and monitoring activities.
East Cheshire’s results showed they remained ‘about the same’ compared to other Trusts.
The Staff Library is drafting a new strategy and we’d like your views on the service we currently provide as well as your suggestions on what you’d like to see us deliver.
Taking no more than 7 minutes would you please complete the following online survey and let us know your views. If you would prefer not to give your name, that’s fine and even if you haven’t used the Library for some time, that’s alright too – we’d still like to hear from you.
The survey will be available until Monday, 30th April 2012.
Click on this link to start the survey: Staff Library Service Survey – or if it doesn’t work you may prefer to copy and paste the following link into your browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JTQGGHC
Journal: Conference abstract
An audit of IBD care: Are we up to standards? A patients perspective
Citation: , vol./is. 6/(S144-S145), 1873-9946 (February 2012)
Author(s): Britton E.; Saravanan R.; Koss K.; Nelson E.
Institution: (Britton, Saravanan, Koss, Nelson) Macclesfield District General Hospital, United Kingdom
Abstract: Background: IBD is estimated to affect approximately 400 patients per 100,000 population. A UK wide audit in 2006 demonstrated a wide variation in the quality of care provided. As a direct result a Working Group, was formed to recommend national standards for IBD care. The audit cycles on an annual basis to asses each units adherence to the standards of: A. High quality clinical care B. Local delivery of care C. Maintaining a patient-centred service D. Patient education and support E. Information technology and audit F. Evidence-based practice and research  While the national audit is able to adequately assess certain aspects of the standards. We sought to demonstrate how the use of a patient survey can complement the national audit to assess our patients understanding of their disease, access to education/support and overall satisfaction.
Student midwives employment survey
A survey of 803 students and newly qualified midwives by the RCM found that more than a half (52%) of students “strongly agreed” that they were finding it difficult to get a job as a midwife. Nearly three-quarters (74%) said that there were not enough vacancies for the number of midwives seeking jobs and 64% said that they were finding it difficult to get a job in the location that they wanted. Of the respondents, 32% who have started looking for jobs had not secured a midwifery post. Sixty-two percent of students who had not secured a post said they were not optimistic about finding a job as a midwife. More than a third (38%) said they strongly disagreed that there were enough midwifery vacancies for the number of midwives seeking employment.
Extract from The Royal College of Midwives