Tag Archives: Clinical Audits

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Communication Failures in Hospital End-of-Life Care (BBC News / RCP)

Summary The latest Royal College of Physicians (RCP) audit has estimated that one in five families may not be consulted when hospital staff decide not to revive their relatives and issue “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) orders. “Guidelines issued by the … Continue reading

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Further Room For Improvements in End of Life Care (BBC News / RCP)

Summary End of life care in the UK has previously been assessed to be possibly the best in the world, but a Royal College of Physicians audit report identifies local variations in the quality of hospital care for the dying. Full … Continue reading

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A New Quality Improvement Manual (HQIP) Plus an Investigation Into Online Repositories of Quality Improvement (BMJ Quality and Safety / BMJ / King’s Fund)

Summary Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has produced a guide to the main twelve quality improvement (QI) methods. Section headings comprise: Introduction: Purpose. Definition of ‘quality’. Good governance. Regulation, accreditation and inspection. Patient involvement in quality improvement. Collaboration for quality … Continue reading

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Big Data and Public Health (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POST Note PN 474 / PN 468)

Summary This Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) note on “Big Data and Public Health” considers the growing use of patients’ health records and large-scale medical and administrative datasets as valuable sources of information for the study and improvement … Continue reading

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Ofsted-Style Ratings of Providers for Quality (Nuffield Trust)

Summary The introduction of Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals and care homes was included in the Government response to the Francis Inquiry report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. This Nuffield Trust report concludes that there is a gap … Continue reading

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Hospitals on the Edge? Time for Action (BBC News / NHS Choices / RCP Report)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary A report from the Royal College of Physicians points out that the triple effect of rising demand, increasingly complex cases and falling bed … Continue reading

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