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Malnutrition in Later Life: Prevention and Early Intervention (British Dietetic Association / MTF)

Summary This guide, produced by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Malnutrition Task Force, covers the principles, and the moral, legal, quality and financial considerations in tackling malnutrition in older people in the UK. It explains best practice, and … Continue reading

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Guide to the Healthcare System in England and NHS Accountabilities (Department of Health / Nuffield Trust)

Summary This Department of Health guide explains the overall structure of the NHS, following the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It summarises the main organisations in the healthcare system and how their roles are intended to work together. The … 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 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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Prospects of Health and Wellbeing Boards (Smith Institute)

Summary Health and wellbeing boards have the potential to improve integrated care and provide more democratic approaches to developing shared plans for local populations. Effective relationships and adequate resources are required for them to be effective. Chapters include: Development of … Continue reading

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Concordat Between Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS Commissioning Board (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The Local Government Association (LGA) and NHS Commissioning Board have signed a concordat (an “agreement”) on working together towards better integration of health and social care. This agreement makes formal the existing partnerships between the LGA and the NHS, … Continue reading

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NHS Friends and Family Test: Implementation Guide (Department of Health)

Summary This guidance explains how to put the national friends and family test into practice in the NHS. It is aimed initially at NHS acute services, for use with inpatients and patients discharged from A&E. Data collection should be in … Continue reading

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Maintaining and Improving Quality in the New Health System (National Quality Board)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This National Quality Board (NQB) report explains how quality will be maintained and improved from April … Continue reading

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