Tag Archives: NHS Information Centre

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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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework Measures (NHS Information Centre)

Summary This statistical report contains the final figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2011-12 for England. The ASCOF has two purposes: Nationally, the ASCOF indicates the performance of social care in delivering better outcomes for users. Locally, … Continue reading

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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: Three-Year Progress Report (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health report covers progress made on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme since October 2008.  Full Text Link Reference IAPT three-year report: the first million patients. London: Department of Health, November 2012. Improving Access … Continue reading

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Prescribing of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients Declined Sharply in England 2006-2011 (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary The percentage of dementia patients being prescribed antipsychotic drugs fell sharply over the period 2006-2011 according to a statistical report … Continue reading

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Over 60s Account for Half of Hospital Admissions Income (NHS Information Centre)

Summary Information released by the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre indicates more than half of the income hospitals get for admissions attracting a mandatory tariff under the national Payment by Results (PbR) system comes from dealing with people … Continue reading

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Secondary Uses Service (NHS Information Centre)

Summary The Secondary Uses Service (SUS) is healthcare data warehouse which provides access to anonymous patient-based data for purposes other than direct clinical care. This facilitates reporting and analysis to support the NHS in the delivery of healthcare services, including: Healthcare planning. Commissioning … Continue reading

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Patient Experience in Adult NHS Services (NICE)

Summary The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have produced a quality standard and guidance to help ensure patients have a good experience of care in the NHS. This quality standard aims to ensure care is individualised and … Continue reading

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