Monthly Archives: February 2013

Narrative on Person-Centred Coordinated (“Integrated”) Care (NHS CB / National Voices)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) commissioned National Voices to develop a narrative for integrated care from the viewpoints of patients and service users. This was done in partnership with the Local Government Association with support from the Department of Health and Monitor.  Note: Feedback and comments on … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing Helpline (Bridging the Gap Campaign)

Summary Although 89% of staff in the NHS believe they know about whistleblowing, only 73% of staff would feel safe when speaking-up. Hundreds of thousands of voices may effectively be held silent. “Not only is this an indicator of poor morale and a less … Continue reading

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Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 6, February 2013

Announcement Volume 3 Issue 6 of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter was published on February 21st 2013. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 6, February 2013.

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Online Training for Stroke Care Teams and a Patient Information Brochure (Wessex HIEC / University of Central Lancashire)

Summary Wessex HIEC (Southampton University and the Wessex Stroke Forum Clinical Leads Group for ESD) and local networks have developed a resource to assist earlier hospital discharge for stroke care patients with the support of community-based teams. This online training … Continue reading

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NHS Friends and Family Test: Publishing Results (Department of Health)

Summary This guidance helps providers of NHS funded services to calculate and present NHS friends and family test results. Full Text Link Reference Department of Health (2013). The NHS friends and family test: publication guidance. Leeds: Department of Health, February … Continue reading

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NHS Standard Contract 2013/14 (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This contract is for use when commissioning healthcare services. It reflects the Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 report. The CQUIN Table of Goals includes: Friends and Family Test. NHS Safety Thermometer. Dementia Case Finding. VTE. Full Text Link (a) … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework Measures (NHS Information Centre)

Summary This statistical report contains the final figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2011-12 for England. The ASCOF has two purposes: Nationally, the ASCOF indicates the performance of social care in delivering better outcomes for users. Locally, … Continue reading

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