Tag Archives: Avoiding Litigation

Innovation Via Untested Medicines / Repurposing of Approved Drugs? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary The law may soon be changed in England and Wales to allow untested medicines to be used under certain conditions. People dying from cancer might one day be allowed to be treated voluntarily with unlicensed drugs, under the Medical … Continue reading

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Liaison Psychiatry for Every Acute Hospital: Integrated Mental and Physical Healthcare (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This report, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, summarises the evidence about the role and benefits of liaison psychiatry services in acute hospitals. It describes the range of mental health problems encountered, and the various interventions in acute hospitals. … 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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Briefing on the Social Value Act (National Housing Federation)

Summary The Public Services (Social Value) Act comes into force on January 31st 2013. Social Enterprise UK has produced a guide to the implementation of the Act. This briefing from the National Housing Federation explains the implications of the Social … Continue reading

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