Tag Archives: Avoidable Ill-Health

System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Largest Increase in the Death Rates in England and Wales for Decades? (BBC News / HSJ)

Summary Professor Dominic Harrison (Director of Public Health for Blackburn and Darwen and adviser to Public Health England) has reported an unusually high increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales, with 5.6% more deaths during 2015 than … Continue reading

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Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination in Availability of Surgery (BBC News / Royal College of Surgeons / Age UK)

Summary The Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK again found a wide variations in access to treatment. Their recent investigation examined surgery rates for six common procedures across England’s 211 CCGs and detected worrying differences in access to surgery between … Continue reading

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National CQUIN Incentives to Encourage Physical Health Checks for Mental Health Patients (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Mental health patients tend to die from physical health problems around 15 years earlier than the general population. To help overcome these health inequalities, mental health trusts will be paid for performing assessments of the general physical condition and … Continue reading

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Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients for Medication Best Usage (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has release guidance which helps health and care professionals to assist patients with their medicines to improve outcomes and avoid waste. The “Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients Make the Most of Medicines” document offers four guiding … Continue reading

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Overview of Future Health and Social Care Trends (King’s Fund)

Summary This overview represents the King’s Fund’s summary of the main “trends and drivers” which are likely to shape health and social care services over the next 20 years. It analyses these trends as a contribution to the evidence base … Continue reading

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