Tag Archives: Problems in Care in English Acute Hospitals

Statistics on Falls in Hospitals: National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017 (RCP / NHS Improvement)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s most recent annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls, with recommendations for improvement. This report supplies: “ …detailed results from all individual hospitals, enabling comparison with their own performance … Continue reading

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Findings of the CQC’s Comprehensive Hospital Inspections Programme (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s “State of care in NHS acute hospitals: 2014 to 2016” report presents findings from the first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections. Analysis shows variations in the quality of care between hospitals, … Continue reading

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National Audit of Inpatient Falls: Audit Report 2015 (RCP)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme involves a national clinical audit of the care received by patients in hospital. The following annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls. Although … Continue reading

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Monitor and Trust Development Authority Under Single Leadership: Delivering Better Support to Hospitals (Department of Health / Monitor)

Summary Closer working between Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) should help reduce lack of standardisation and inconsistency, and help to embed hospital patient safety as an NHS priority. All NHS hospitals, whether foundation trusts or non-foundation … Continue reading

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NICE Eyes on Evidence: Cumulative Index 2013 (NICE Evidence)

Summary The NICE Evidence‘s Eyes on Evidence service covers significant new evidence across a range of topics. Here is an alphabetical list of the items, which have appeared so far this year, of broad interest to readers of this information … Continue reading

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Demand on Accident and Emergency Services Unsustainable? (BBC News)

Summary Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by David Prior, the head of the Care Quality Commission. Mr Prior has suggested there is a need for a diversion of resources from hospital services towards greater investment … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle of Discontent: How Family Carers of People with Dementia Become Dissatisfied with General Hospital Care (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Family carers deserve to be engaged by hospital staff, so that they are able to give and receive information about a relative with dementia. They should be offered suitable opportunities to participate and have their say in hospital care. … Continue reading

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Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these … Continue reading

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NHS Alliance: Changes to the NHS Should Keep Elderly Out of Hospitals (Daily Mail: Mail Online / BBC News)

Summary Dr Michael Dixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has adopted the now widespread view that hospitals can be dangerous places for frail elderly patients and people with long-term conditions. It is the NHS Alliance‘s policy that hospitals are better suited for only the … Continue reading

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The Treatments Doctors Would Themselves Avoid: Many a True Word Said in Jest? (The Guardian: Life and Style)

Summary A national expert on dementia from the University of Stirling is clearly of the “NHS hospitals are very bad places when it comes to the standards of care for frail elderly patients” viewpoint. Read more: What doctors won’t do. Life … Continue reading

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