Tag Archives: Governance

Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have updated their “Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services”, in light of the Francis Inquiry report . Updates to this document place more emphasis on increasing patient involvement and feedback in the development of services. … Continue reading

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Leadership, Leadership, Leadership: Two Models and an Analogy (King’s Fund / Center for Creative Leadership / Monitor / CQC / NHS TDA / NHS Networks)

Summary The King’s Fund recently released a paper on “Developing collective leadership for health care” with the Center for Creative Leadership. This discusses the role of leadership in developing “caring cultures”, and argues for collective leadership (as opposed to top-down … Continue reading

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NHS Hospital Complaints Handling (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman)

Summary The three documents listed below summarise research carried out by (or on behalf of) the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in support the government review into how NHS hospitals deal with complaints. This review followed the Francis Inquiry Report, … Continue reading

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Helping People to Live Better for Longer (Department of Health)

Summary This guide provides an overview of the reformed Department of Health‘s role from April 2013. It provides information about this organisation’s operations, values, organisation and governance, plus relationships with other organisations. Section headings comprise: The health and care system … Continue reading

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Keogh’s Review into Care and Treatment at Fourteen Hospital Trusts in England (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary It can have escaped no-one’s attention (in England) that the much-publicised (and much “spun”) Keogh Review has been published. Eleven hospital trusts have been placed into special measures to ensure improvements in patient care because of major failings. Read more: BBC News. … Continue reading

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Updated National Audit of Dementia (BBC News / Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary The National Audit of Dementia, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which has looked at data from 210 hospitals across England and Wales, and included a review of case notes for 8,000 patients with dementia, has found some improvements since the … Continue reading

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Glossary of NHS Finance and Governance Terms (HFMA)

Summary This briefing from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) covers commonly used terminology for commissioners and healthcare providers. Key areas of NHS finance and governance covered by this glossary include: Budgets. Commissioning. Costing. Contracts. Financial performance. Financial planning. Governance. … Continue reading

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