Tag Archives: Quality and User Involvement

User Experience of Adult Social Care Services: Quality Standard QS182 and Guideline NG86 (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released a quality standard aimed at improving adult social care services end-users’ independence, quality of life, levels of choice and control, and general user-experience.​ This standard is based on … Continue reading

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Support For People in Managing Their Health: Patient Activation (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report introduces a new concept and method for measuring patient engagement. “Patient Activation” is a behavioural model which offers insights about why some patients engage more fully in their health and care than others. Up to … Continue reading

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CQC Monitoring of the Mental Health Act (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The number of people in England detained under the Mental Health Act has risen by 12% during the past five years, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Mental Health Act was used over 50,000 times to detain patients … Continue reading

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How Patients Develop Severe Pressure Ulcers: the Organisational Context (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors investigated the role played by organisational context at six sites in Yorkshire (England) in the development of severe pressure ulcers. Lessons concerning potential failures in the delivery of treatment, and some root-causes of sub-optimal care, are explored. … Continue reading

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Improving Later Life (Age UK)

Summary This electronic book is a compilation of themed insights, each of the sections being written by various experts in their fields, concerning the best evidence available on the main issues in the health and wellbeing of people aged 85 … Continue reading

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Citizen-Led Change in Public Services (Groundswell Partnership)

Summary This document describes the process of working together for change. It places an emphasis on coming-up with solutions, robust action plans and the identification and measurement of outcomes. A “step by step” method has been designed for use by … Continue reading

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Maintaining and Improving Quality in the New Health System (National Quality Board)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This National Quality Board (NQB) report explains how quality will be maintained and improved from April … Continue reading

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Involving Older People in Service Commissioning (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation research, published in late 2011, investigated the influence of older people when given the opportunity to shape service commissioning and delivery. Initiatives into transferring power from service providers to users studied in this document include … Continue reading

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Commissioning Effective Dementia Services in the New World (Alzheimer’s Society and MHP Health Mandate)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This report looks at the impact of current policy on the commissioning of effective dementia services. It offers 20 recommendations … Continue reading

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