The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 – Care Quality Commission

Improving the medical discharge process – Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes policy paper that states that there are currently major inconsistencies and gaps in Ministry of Defence support for those being medically discharged. The government should commission an independent review and audit of the medical discharge process, to

Get it on time: the case for improving medication management for Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK report that highlights problems that people with Parkinson’s disease can face receiving their medication when having a hospital stay. These findings include: nearly two thirds of people who have Parkinson’s don’t always get their medication on time in

Standing up for patient and public safety: England Policy Report – Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Nursingreport that describes the lack of clear roles, responsibilities and accountability for workforce planning and supply in England. In reality, this means that the health and care workforce is not growing in line with increasing population need

Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths: John Shrosbree – Courts and Tribunal Judiciary

Date of report: 26 September 2019 Deceased name: John Shrosbree Coroners name: Tom Osborne Coroners Area: Milton Keynes Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related death; This report is being sent to: Milton Keynes University Hospital Matters of

Pharmacy Quality Scheme guidance 2019/20 – NHS England and NHS Improvement

A community pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme (QPS), which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), was introduced in December 2016. The QPS was designed to reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality

Professionalism and Cultural Transformation (PACT) toolkit: A toolkit to support managers to improve professional attitudes and behaviours in the workplace – NHS Employers

This toolkit aims to educate and empower staff to improve professionalism within their workplace, helping organisations move towards making the NHS the best place to work. The toolkit is based on tried and tested work undertaken by Hull University Teaching

National Ophthalmology Database Audit: Year 3 Annual Report – The Second Prospective Report of the National Ophthalmology Database Audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) cataract audit to report on all NHS funded cataract surgery in England and Wales. Included in this second prospective report are operations undertaken between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. For comparisons with results from the first year of

National Bowel Cancer Audit: The feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

A feasibility study linking the NHS England National Cancer PROM’s to the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. This was assessed according to: the characteristics of

Assessment of delirium in hospital for people with dementia: Spotlight audit 2017–2018 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Implementing a systems approach to detection and management – Public Health England

This guide provides further information on the recently updated NICE Guideline (CG71) Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management. It includes: a summary of recommendations from the recent update of the document an outline of national and European policy documents best practice case

Mechanical thrombectomy devices for acute ischaemic stroke: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB153] – NICE

Thetechnologies described in this briefing are 21 mechanical thrombectomy devices of 2 types: stent retrievers and aspiration catheters. They are used to remove blood clots from a main cerebral artery to restore blood flow after acute ischaemic stroke. The innovative aspects are that

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG622] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture. The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures [IPG623] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture. The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG621] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture. The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound