Tag Archives: Friends and Family Test (NHS)

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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NHS Gagging Clauses Banned by Health Secretary (BBC News / NAO / House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ruled that “gagging clauses” in severance agreements for NHS staff in England are banned by the government with immediate effect. Read more: BBC News: NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned by health secretary. Reference NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt on ‘Complacent’ Hospitals (BBC News)

Summary Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that some hospitals are coasting along and settling for minimum standards instead of striving for excellence. He has criticised a culture of “complacency” and low expectations which may be placing unnecessary limits on performance in the NHS. The challenge is to … Continue reading

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NHS Friends and Family Test: Publishing Results (Department of Health)

Summary This guidance helps providers of NHS funded services to calculate and present NHS friends and family test results. Full Text Link Reference Department of Health (2013). The NHS friends and family test: publication guidance. Leeds: Department of Health, February … Continue reading

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NHS Standard Contract 2013/14 (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary This contract is for use when commissioning healthcare services. It reflects the Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 report. The CQUIN Table of Goals includes: Friends and Family Test. NHS Safety Thermometer. Dementia Case Finding. VTE. Full Text Link (a) … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt Warns NHS Health Trusts Over Gagging Orders (BBC Health News)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has found it necessary to write to all English NHS Trusts to remind them that the use gagging clauses and pay-offs to stop staff raising concerns over care quality would be contrary to the duty of candour and … Continue reading

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Mid-Term Review: Improvements to NHS and Social Care (British Prime Minister’s Office)

Summary This mid-term review summarises the progress made by the coalition government halfway through their term in government. One section of this review covers the progress on the reforms to the NHS and social care. “We have identified four key … Continue reading

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Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients (NHS Commissioning Board / NHS Choices)

[Brief references to many of these items feature in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary The NHS Commissioning Board’s “Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14” report covers the incentives and … Continue reading

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