Report from the University of Manchester Alliance Business School, Nuffield Trust and University of Birmingham Health Services Management Centre that finds that hospital leadership has generally changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry. There are, however, worrying signs that
This bulletin relates to an investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. A combined community and mental health Trust reported the case of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after
This bulletin relates to an investigation of a woman experiencing a mental health crisis who, having presented to her general practitioner, ambulance service and the emergency department of her local hospital, subsequently took her own life. A preliminary investigation reviewed
Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma in adults.
Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults.
Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer in adults.
Between 2005/06 and 2015/16, the reported number of uses of the Mental Health Act (MHA) increased by 40%. It is well established that people from Black and minority ethnic groups are much more likely to be detained than those in
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adults. It aims to improve the speed at which people are diagnosed and treated to prevent loss of sight.
This document gives notice under paragraph 104(2) of Schedule 6 to the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/291) that the terms of the general medical services contract are varied as set out in the document. It requires area teams
The CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF) provides information to health care organisations, professionals and patients about how their local NHS services are performing and is used by national teams to drive organisational improvement through focused support. This document provides a commentary
Provides a framework for health and care organisations when developing guidance for staff in all sectors and agencies that may see a pressure ulcer. If the staff member is concerned that the pressure ulcer may have arisen as a result of poor
Report from the National Audit Office that finds that the NHS has received extra funding, but this has mostly been used to cope with current pressures and has not provided the stable platform intended from which to transform services. Despite
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre held on 17 March 2017. The QA visit team identified 9 high priority findings as summarised below: Barts Health NHS Trust does not have an agreed
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service held on 27 September 2017. The QA visit team identified 8 high priority findings as summarised below: the current staffing for breast care nurses does not meet nursing guidelines for
Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust looks at how staff need to recognise where a diet may result in nutritional depletion and the impact on wound healing.
Case study from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals that looks at the importance of patients with reduced mobility losing weight gradually to ensure skin integrity is not compromised.
Case study from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Nursing staff who look at how malnutrition can contribute to development of pressure ulcers and poor wound healing.
Malnutrition and dehydration are risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers this paper takes the advice of some dietitians and nutrition specialist nurses to identify their five top tips for eating well and drinking well to keep skin well.
Nutrition and hydration play a key role in keeping the skin healthy. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence recognises deficiencies in diet as a risk for developing pressure ulcers and international guidance recommends using a nutritional screening tool
One year on from the launch of the Developing People- Improving Care, we highlight how leaders across health and social care have implemented the framework. This involves ensuring systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement, are at the core of the health