Tag Archives: Delivering Dignity

Clarity on Debate Over Use of Hidden or Visible Cameras to Monitor Care? (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is expected to issue guidance in the new year for people wishing to install hidden cameras to monitor standards of their own, their friend’s or a relative’s care. Issues such as privacy and dignity … Continue reading

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Doctors’ Online Resource: Better Care for Older People (General Medical Council)

Summary A new online resource, developed by the General Medical Council (GMC) working with the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, has been designed to support doctors with day-to-day care of older patients. It provides several video interviews plus practical … Continue reading

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Changing for the Better? (BBC News)

Summary Thousands of people across the NHS are pledging to try something different to improve care, as their contribution to NHS Change Day. “NHS Change Day is about breaking down traditional barriers and recognising that everyone who works in, uses … Continue reading

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Nurses’ Energies Mis-Directed on Non-Essential Paperwork? (BBC News)

Summary A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) poll of 6,000 nurses has found that 17.3% of their working hours (i.e. more than one-sixth of their working week) is occupied doing non-essential paperwork and administrative support work such as filing, photocopying and ordering supplies. … Continue reading

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NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in … Continue reading

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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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Future Nurses Required to Train as Care Assistants Initially (BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health‘s response to the Francis Inquiry Report is likely to include recommendations that nurses will be required to spend time performing duties such as washing and dressing, in the apprenticeship role of healthcare assistant, before embarking upon their degree training. There is … Continue reading

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