Tag Archives: College of Emergency Medicine

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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CEM Prescription for Acute and Emergency Care (College of Emergency Medicine)

Summary A recent policy paper from the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM), working with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons, proposes 13 recommendations to reduce the rising pressure on … Continue reading

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Mental Health Crisis Support Agreement (Department of Health)

Summary A concordat (i.e. an agreement) between police and the NHS has been forged to improve emergency support for mental health crisis care. This agreement is between police, mental health trusts and paramedics. It aims to ensure that people in … 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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Guidance on Prevention and Management of Challenging Behaviour in NHS Settings (NHS Protect)

Summary This document offers guidance for NHS staff on handling clinically-related challenging behaviour. It covers the management of patients’ distress and the provision of treatment in an environment which is safe for staff, patients and visitors. “Clinically related challenging behaviour, … Continue reading

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Impact of Delayed Transfers on Hospital Discharges (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Figures from NHS England indicate the number of hospital bed days lost because of delayed discharges during October 2013 was 78,424; up nearly 8,000 on last year. This represents the highest number of bed days lost due to delayed transfers of care since … Continue reading

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Two-Tier Accident and Emergency System Plans: Keogh Review (BBC News / NHS Choices / NHS England)

Summary NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh‘s review of accident and emergency services has proposed a two-tier A&E system in England. The NHS England review recommends the biggest 40 to 70 A&E units – which specialise in heart attacks, strokes, trauma and the treatment … Continue reading

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Sepsis: Lives Could be Saved (BBC News / Health Service Ombudsman / UK Sepsis Trust / ICUsteps)

Summary A Health Service Ombudsman report indicates avoidable mortality in patients with sepsis, having found significant failings in treatment of the condition. Sepsis is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to infection. It is more common in elderly people, and can be an extremely … Continue reading

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Ten Priorities “Prescription” for Urgent and Emergency Care (RCP / House of Commons Health Select Committee / Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary Challenges faced by urgent and emergency care services include: Rising demand and an ageing population. Lack of comprehensive, effective alternatives to hospital admission seven-days a week. Complex discharge issues. Handover and patient flow. Recruitment into emergency and acute medicine. … Continue reading

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