Monthly Archives: August 2014

Patient Safety Risks: Focus on Patient Handover and Patient Discharge From Secondary Care (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has issued a patient safety alert in the effort to improve the quality and timeliness of communication with primary and social care when patients are discharged from hospital. Read more: NHS England. Patient safety alert on risks arising from breakdown … Continue reading

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NHS Statistical Summary (NHS Confederation)

Summary The NHS Confederation has compiled some summary statistics about the NHS, covering broad topic areas including: NHS Funding. NHS Organisations. NHS Staff. NHS Management. International Comparisons. Patient Experience. NHS Activity. Health and Population. Full Text Link Reference Key statistics … Continue reading

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Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) for Local Authorities (PHE)

Summary This Public Health England (PHE) tool provides local authorities and clinical commissioning groups in England with an overview of spending and outcome across various aspects of public health (and much else). The Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) is an interactive spreadsheet, … Continue reading

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Further Dementia Diagnostic Test Accuracy Systematic Review Protocols (Cochrane Database)

Summary This is an additional list of diagnostic testing-related protocols, further to the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group (CDCIG) Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) protocols and protocol templates listed earlier in Generic Protocol(s) for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews in Dementia … Continue reading

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Patient Complaints in the NHS: No Shortage of Feedback (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to roughly 480 per day, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). 174,872 complaints were made during 2013-14. Full Text Link Reference NHS complaints rise … Continue reading

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Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Memory / Ability to Learn? (BBC News / Science)

Summary A small US study indicates that electromagnetic stimulation of specific regions of the brain may improve the ability to remember. Researchers are already speculating whether similar techniques could help people with memory disorders and / or reduce memory loss … Continue reading

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Population Level Commissioning: LTC Year of Care Programme (NHS IQ / NHS England)

Summary NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) has released a paper analysing a Kent “whole population” dataset, which links whole population demographics with activity and cost data from acute, community, mental health and social care providers. The data / analyses are … Continue reading

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