External review of a sample of Local Supervising Authority (England) Supervisory Investigations into the standard of midwifery practice in Maternity Serious Incidents that were conducted between 1 April and 31 December 2016 – NHS England

An independent review report commissioned by NHS England in response to two previous commissions relating to the quality of midwifery supervision. Although statutory supervision has been removed and replaced with a new model of supervision, A-EQUIP, this review document provides

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare: The report of a rapid policy review – Department of Health and Social Care

A report from Professor Sir Norman Williams looking at gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The review makes recommendations to support a more just and learning culture in the healthcare system. It covers: the process for investigating gross negligence manslaughter reflective

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings document provides healthcare professionals and service planners with clear standards of care that are applicable to children in urgent and emergency care settings.  They are intended to be motivating, meaningful and measurable

Promoting health and preventing premature mortality in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: Quality standard [QS167] – NICE

This quality standard covers promoting health and preventing premature mortality among black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. It is relevant to all age groups and all settings.

Golimumab for treating non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis: Technology appraisal guidance [TA497] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for severe non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. This drug is for adults who have tried nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but they have not worked. Golimumab is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating severe non-radiographic axial

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways – South East Clinical Senate

Improving health outcomes, preventing serious illness, providing convenient, timely and cost effective care, and avoiding the unnecessary use of acute hospitals, is a shared goal across the NHS, and requires a radical re-think about how and where care is delivered,

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis: Clinical guideline [CG128] – NICE

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them. In

Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point of care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system): Diagnostics guidance [DG14] – NICE

NICE has assessed 2 point-of care coagulometers to help the NHS decide whether to use these products. They are called CoaguChek XS and InRatio2 PT/INR. The INRatio2 PT/INR was withdrawn from the market in October 2016 and is not currently

Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG599]

Evidence-based recommendations on transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse. This involves inserting a mesh to replace tissue that has weakened and caused the pelvic organs to drop down (prolapse) into the vagina. This guidance replaces NICE interventional