Tag Archives: Local Involvement Networks (LINks)

Assuring High Quality Care in the NHS (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation discussion paper pursues the debate arising from the Francis report. The focus is now firmly on developing concrete proposals on how poor standards of patient care can be tackled in practice. Suggestions are offered on ways … Continue reading

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Francis Inquiry Report: Executive Summary (NHS Choices / Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service provides a brief synopsis of press responses to Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry, in addition to supplying their own considered summary concerning the systematic failures of care at multiple levels identified … Continue reading

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Healthwatch: National Official Website (Healthwatch Network)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary From April next year the Healthwatch network will become the consumer champion for all users of health and social … Continue reading

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Local Healthwatch: Summary Report of Engagement (Department of Health)

Summary Healthwatch is going to be the new consumer champion for both health and social care. It will exist in two distinct forms: Local Healthwatch: at the local level. Healthwatch England: at national level. Local Healthwatch will replace Local Involvement Networks (LINks), adopting … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Fined $1.1bn Over Risperdal: Subversion of Science? (BBC Health News / Drug Dangers)

Summary The drugs giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered by a US judge to pay $1.1bn (£690m) for downplaying the risks involved in taking its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal (Risperidone). This is only the latest of fines the company … Continue reading

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