Tag Archives: Preventable Hospital Mortality

The Weekend Effect: a Summing-Up of the Evidence (Department of Health / BBC News / NHS Employers / BMJ / Journal of Health Services Research and Policy)

Summary Debates have arisen recently about possible “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in interpretation of the “weekend effect” and the benefits to patients of seven-day working. The Department of Health has produced an impartial presentation of the research. This includes a … Continue reading

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The Foundations for a Patient-Centred NHS Learning Culture? (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary This “Learning Not Blaming” report presents the government’s response to (i) the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review, (ii) the Morecambe Bay Investigation, and (iii) the Public Administration Select Committee’s report on clinical incidents. The common theme for addressing … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the “Weekend Effect”: The Global Comparators Project (BMJ Quality and Safety / BBC News / OHE / Health Economics / BMJ)

Summary Recent research indicates that the “weekend effect” is a systematic phenomenon in the quality of healthcare, which impacts upon mortality rates in hospital care internationally. 2,982,570 hospital records from 28 hospitals in England, Australia, the USA and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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NHS England Supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has again given support to the annual Nutrition and Hydration Week. The Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015 falls between March 16th – 22nd 2015. This national campaign aims to improve awareness of the importance of nutrition and … Continue reading

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Potentially Avoidable Costs of Parkinson’s Disease Hospitalisations in England (Parkinson’s UK / UCB / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Summary Research from the University of Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, concerning preventable hospital admissions and sub-optimal outcomes for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, points to various potential problems and inefficiencies in patient care: Parkinson’s Disease sufferers … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Charitable Bodies, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Parkinson's Disease, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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National CQUIN Incentives to Encourage Physical Health Checks for Mental Health Patients (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Mental health patients tend to die from physical health problems around 15 years earlier than the general population. To help overcome these health inequalities, mental health trusts will be paid for performing assessments of the general physical condition and … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue reading

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