Tag Archives: Hard Truths

Commissioning Guidance on Improving Nutrition and Hydration (NHS England)

Summary It is estimated that one-third of patients admitted to hospitals or living in care homes are malnourished (or at risk of malnourishment). Malnutrition affects more than three million people in the UK, and has remained an ongoing concern in … Continue reading

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Watershed Changes in NHS Culture Since February 2013 (Department of Health)

Summary February 6th 2015 marked the second anniversary of publication of Sir Robert Francis’s Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. Full Text Link Reference Francis two years on: What’s changed in the NHS? London: Department of Health, February 9th … Continue reading

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More on Barriers to Effective Whistleblowing (BBC News / Patients First / Health Select Committee)

Summary Whistleblowers who “speak out” about their concerns concerning care standards in the health service may still face obstacles, problems and intimidation, despite recent progress in the creation of a more open and transparent NHS culture. Patients First has submitted … Continue reading

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Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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Fit and Proper Persons Test Regulations / Statutory Duty of Candour / Fundamental Standards (Department of Health)

Summary Directors of NHS providers will have to meet a fit and proper person test from October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can insist on the removal of directors who fail this test. Statutory Duty … Continue reading

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Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Mental Capacity Act (Ministry of Justice / Department of Health / JCN)

Summary The government, with partners, has considered the recommendations made by the House of Lords. This response report defines a system-wide programme planned for 2014 to 2015 (and beyond) on improving implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Full Text … Continue reading

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Helping People to Live Well for Longer (Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England)

Summary This policy paper, released jointly by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, explains how the health and care system aims to become amongst the best in Europe in terms of reducing avoidable mortality. It includes … Continue reading

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Healthcare Providers Supplying Misleading Information: Consultation (Department of Health)

Summary The Care Bill 2014 will make it a criminal offence for healthcare providers to supply or publish false or misleading information. The offence in the Care Bill is wide in its areas of potential interpretation, so may be limited by … Continue reading

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NHS Standards of Care Improving: One Year After Francis Inquiry Report (BBC News / Nuffield Trust / Health Foundation)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that the NHS in England has changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry report was published a year ago (on February 6th 2013). The number of hospital nurses has increased by over 3,500 … Continue reading

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