Monthly Archives: December 2015

New End of Life Care Guideline (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline on individualised end of life care, to replace the widely discredited Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) which was phased-out in 2014. This fresh guideline advocates a … Continue reading

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Five Year Forward View’s New Care Models: Updated Support for UEC and ACC Vanguards (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has released an update to the initial support package for new models of care vanguards, which now reflects the needs of all 50 vanguards. In particular, this document addresses the needs of the latest 21 vanguards; i.e. … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Found Wanting by Commons Public Accounts Committee: Over-Stretch? (BBC News / House of Commons PAC)

Summary The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has raised questions about whether the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has yet achieved the working capacity to be a fully effective regulator of health and social care. There have been concerns … Continue reading

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Women’s Health and Obesity (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s latest annual report covers many aspects of women’s health (sadly excluding dementia), and points to obesity as being perhaps the biggest threat to population health. Statistics show that 56.4% of women … Continue reading

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On the Interdependence Between Social Care Provision and NHS Performance: a “Perfect Storm” Brewing for Winter? (BBC News / Nuffield Trust / ILC-UK / RCEM)

Summary While the Government’s Spending Review gave scope for more money to be made available to support social care services, (i) by allowing local authorities to raise council tax by 2% and (ii) increasing the amount of money available for … Continue reading

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Concerning the Handling of Health Inequalities and Premature Mortality in Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Patients: An Isolated Institution or Indications of a Broader Culture? (BBC News / Mazars / NHS England)

Summary If experience at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is anything to go by, there is plenty of scope for progress. According to a report by Mazars, and commissioned by NHS England, examining deaths at this trust in particular, the … Continue reading

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Social Care Commitment Week (Department of Health)

Summary This week, December 7th – 13th 2015, is Social Care Commitment Week 2015, enabling social care employers and employees to re-assert their commitment to the delivery of high quality and compassionate care. Full Text Link Reference Osterloh, M. (2015). … Continue reading

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Guidance for Commissioners and Providers of Continence Services in England (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has released “Excellence in Continence Care” guidelines for people who commission and provide continence services. Full Text Link Reference This most basic of needs – Dr Martin McShane. London: NHS England, December 4th 2015. This relates to: … Continue reading

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Out-Sourced UnitingCare Partnership Terminated Prematurely (BBC News)

Summary UnitingCare’s five-year £800 million NHS out-sourcing contract covering older people’s healthcare and adult community services has been terminated, due to financial unsustainability. Full Text Link Reference Cambridgeshire’s £800m NHS out-sourcing contract ends. London: BBC News Cambridgeshire / BBC Health … Continue reading

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Patient Transfers / Hospital Discharge Guideline (SCIE / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new national guideline entitled “Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs (NG27)”. This guideline covers patient transitions … Continue reading

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