Tag Archives: Parliament

Potential Transmission of vCJD (BBC News / House of Commons Science and Technology Committee / SaBTO)

Summary The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has asserted that the government has a too casual approach to the human form of mad cow disease. Roughly one in 2,000 people in the UK could be a carrier of … 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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Care Bill Becomes Care Act 2014 (Department of Health)

Summary The Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has written about the impact of the Care Act 2014, which introduces the biggest change to social care for 60 years. This online article summarises the provisions of the Care Act and … Continue reading

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Curbing a Public Services Culture of Denial and Failure? (BBC News / PASC / NESTA)

Summary The Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has urged public services to learn more from the Stafford Hospital scandal and improve complaints handling generally. PASC has suggested appointing a minister with responsibility for complaints handling. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Professional Standards Authority Report on NMC (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been criticised by the Professional Standards Authority over its handling of disciplinary cases. Full Text Link Reference Hughes, D. (2014). Mid-Staffs scandal: Nursing and Midwifery Council criticised. London: BBC Health News, March 31st … Continue reading

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Telehealth and Telecare (House of Commons Library POST Note PN 456 / BBC News)

Summary The elderly population in the UK is growing and increasing numbers of people are prone to long-term health problems, posing a potential crisis for health and social care systems. The House of Commons Library has issued a briefing which … Continue reading

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Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (BBC News / House of Lords Select Committee)

Summary The House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has found that safeguards introduced to protect vulnerable patients are not working, and that possibly tens of thousands of vulnerable adults may be being deprived of their … Continue reading

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House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts Report: Emergency Admissions to Hospital (BBC News / Public Accounts Committee / Healthwatch England / NHS Confederation’s Urgent and Emergency Care Forum)

Summary A recent House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report examines the increasing demand for A&E services, in the context of budgets under pressure and a shortage of specialist A&E consultants. It also investigates slow progress on introducing out … Continue reading

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Triangle of Care Approach (Nursing Times)

Summary The Triangle of Care guide, outlining how to improve the care for dementia sufferers by involving carers, has been discussed in Parliament. Full Text Link (Note: This article may require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for … Continue reading

Posted in For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, RCN, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment