This resource that shares examples of good practice around reducing the use of restrictive practices. These practices include the use of restraint, seclusion and rapid tranquilisation. They also include wider practices: for example, preventing a patient from accessing outdoor space.
Audit highlighting the improvements made in stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the past four years. Using real world quality improvement case studies, it outlines the different approaches taken by local teams to improve their stroke services
Reports on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s investigation that found that Averil Hart’s death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. General Medical
Global guidelines for preventing and controlling three types of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria in health settings. These bacteria are difficult to treat due to high levels of antibiotic resistance and are associated with high mortality. They have the potential for widespread transmission
This report addresses immigration detention policies and practices insofar as they relate to health, and explores the role of doctors in protecting and promoting the health-related human rights of detained individuals. It has been produced with two main aims: to demand action from
This report, the fourth MBRRACE-UK annual report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity, includes surveillance data on women who died during or up to one year after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015 in the UK. In addition, it also includes
Commissioners and providers across the health and social care sectors play a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards. This resource is intended to support the
Evidence-based recommendations on cladribine tablets (Mavenclad) for treating highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis in adults.
This quality standard covers the investigation and recognition of suspected cancer, and referral to specialist cancer services for adults, young people and children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. In December 2017, the source guidance and definitions
Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices
Report of a second seminar looking at concerns implied consent is being used as a justification for using and sharing information about patients for purposes which might not be regarded as direct care and where it may not be reasonable to expect
Looks at concerns implied consent is being used as a justification for using and sharing information about patients for purposes which might not be regarded as direct care and where it may not be reasonable to expect that the patient understands how data
The annual cost of the clinical negligence for trusts has quadrupled over the last decade from £0.4 billion in 2006–07 to £1.6 billion in 2016–17, taking already scarce resources away from frontline services and patients. Despite longstanding concerns about these predictable rising costs,
This guide has been created to help identify areas of variation in emergency admissions in more and less deprived CCGs and to promote a discussion where variation occurs.
This is the Government’s Response to an incompatibility in the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008: A remedial order to allow a single person to obtain a parental order following a surrogacy arrangement.
Response to a consultation on proposals for draft Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2018 to transpose and implement requirements of the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom with regard to medical exposures. This document provides a short analysis of responses to closed questions and
Response that identifies the main policy areas affected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (and for which the Department of Health has the lead within Government) are the health and care workforce, medicines regulation and the supply chain, reciprocal healthcare and public
Report establishing key principles behind greater public involvement in alcohol research. It also explores the key challenges and describes how researchers might better engage with the public in future.
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on point-of-care and home faecal calprotectin tests for monitoring treatment response in inflammatory bowel disease. It identifies the costs of this technology in addition to identifying the impacts on patients and the Health
Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 12 and 13 July 2017. Identifies 11 high priority findings: resources for antenatal sonography should be reviewed to ensure that PHE requirements are met the Trust’s