Tag Archives: Patient Care

“Poverty of Ambition” on Reducing Delayed Transfers of Care? Improvements Recommended (BBC News / House of Commons PAC)

Summary The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s latest report challenges the government, NHS Improvement and NHS England to tackle the extent of (i) the harm to patients and (ii) the financial costs, arising from delays in discharging older patients … Continue reading

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More On the Costs and Harms of Delays in Discharging Older Patients From Hospital (BBC News / NAO)

Summary The National Audit Office (NAO)’s report on delayed discharges from hospital clarifies the extent to which such delays cause unnecessary harm to older patients and waste NHS money. Delays in discharging older patients cost an estimated £820 million per … Continue reading

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Improvements for Patients at NHS Trusts in Special Measures (Monitor / CQC / NHSTDA)

Summary Monitor, the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trust Development Authority have published a report on the progress made at the 11 trusts placed in special measures in July 2013. Practical measures resulting in significant changes include recruitment of extra staff, use of … Continue reading

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Compassion in Practice: 6Cs Live! Week of Action (NHS England)

Summary The Compassion in Practice 6CsLive! Week of Action, hosted by the national Nursing Support Team at NHS England, starts on Monday July 21st 2014. Read more: Compassion in Practice 6Cs Live! Week of Action 21st July – 25th July 2014.

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Reducing Poor Language Skills Among Care Workers (BBC News)

Summary A government advisor has recommended that recruitment agencies should ensure care workers can speak English to a minimum acceptable standard before placing them in the homes of vulnerable people. Similar restrictions would presumably apply to the recruitment and selection … Continue reading

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Certificate of Fundamental Care for Health Care Assistants (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has revealed that new care workers will be required to attain a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting their first job. This follows recommendations made in the independent Cavendish report, which reviewed inconsistencies in training throughout … Continue reading

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