Tag Archives: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Audit of Intermediate Care Commissioning and Provision in England (NHS Benchmarking)

Summary The 2012 audit covered health-related bed and home intermediate care services. NHS Benchmarking’s “National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2013” has been extended to cover crisis response and social care reablement services. “only 53% of home based services have … Continue reading

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Sepsis: Lives Could be Saved (BBC News / Health Service Ombudsman / UK Sepsis Trust / ICUsteps)

Summary A Health Service Ombudsman report indicates avoidable mortality in patients with sepsis, having found significant failings in treatment of the condition. Sepsis is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to infection. It is more common in elderly people, and can be an extremely … Continue reading

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Chief Inspector of Hospitals Announces Inspection Plans (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is overhauling how it inspects hospitals following the Keogh Review. Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, has decided the revised hospital inspection plans will commence in August 2013. The inspection methodology behind … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards for Healthcare Assistants: Certificate of Fundamental Care (BBC News)

Summary The Cavendish Review to ensure vulnerable patients are treated with dignity says healthcare assistants (HCAs) should need to comply with a universal training system and gain accreditation before they are allowed work unsupervised. This review was carried out after the Francis Inquiry to offer recommendations … Continue reading

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About the £260m Hospital Safety Technology Fund (NHS England)

Summary A £260 million technology fund has been introduced, to make the NHS safer. “The Secretary of State for Health, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and [the Chief Nursing Officer] have launched a £260 million Technology Fund to enable doctors and nurses to … Continue reading

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National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2012 (NHS Benchmarking Network, British Geriatrics Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Unnecessary hospital admissions and longer acute hospital stays by the frail and elderly need to be reduced significantly in order … Continue reading

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Delivering Safe Care Seven Days a Week (NHS Improvement / NAO / Health Economics)

Summary This report presents examples of service delivery models which are being used in the NHS to deliver clinical services beyond standard working hours and across the weekend period. Case studies demonstrate where extended working days or weeks have been … Continue reading

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