Tag Archives: Record-Keeping

Integrated Digital Care Fund for Integrated Health and Care Records (NHS England)

Summary A further £240m can be claimed by NHS trusts through the second wave of the £500m Integrated Digital Care Fund (formerly known as the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund). NHS trusts, and local authorities, can apply for this … 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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NICE Guideline SC1: Managing Medicines in Care Homes (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published the guideline “Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)”, which provides recommendations for good practice on the systems and processes for managing medicines in care homes. This guideline applies … Continue reading

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Standards for the Structure and Content of Patient Records (RCP)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s healthcare record standards covers the recommended clinical structure and content of electronic health records. Section headings in this report comprise: Introduction. Standardised electronic health records. Developing the standards. Using the standards. Section 1: … Continue reading

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Updated National Audit of Dementia (BBC News / Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary The National Audit of Dementia, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which has looked at data from 210 hospitals across England and Wales, and included a review of case notes for 8,000 patients with dementia, has found some improvements since the … Continue reading

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Dignity and Nutrition In Hospitals: Inspection Programme Report (BBC News / CQC)

The Care Quality Commission‘s second Dignity and Nutrition report concerning NHS hospitals has found that roughly a third of hospitals fail to meet all the standards for nutrition and dignity. 50 hospitals were inspected by the CQC, of which 33 were meeting all of the five relevant … Continue reading

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Standards of Conduct for Nursing Practice (NMC)

Summary This code, originally published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in 2008, defines the foundations for good nursing and midwifery practice, and specifies the fundamentals for safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Quality of NHS and Social Care Declining? (BBC News / Care Quality Commission)

Summary The latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suggested that the quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England may be beginning to suffer. The report presents a summary of over 13,000 inspections … Continue reading

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Re-Prioritisng Ward Rounds (BBC News / RCP / RCN)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Ward rounds are being neglected in some hospitals, to the detriment of patients, largely due to the lack … Continue reading

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CQC’c Market Report, Issue 1: June 2012 (Care Quality Commission)

Summary The first Care Quality Commission (CQC) quarterly market report outlines the results of their inspection work. It provides a summary of the number of inspections carried out, where, what was found and the extent to which government standards are met … Continue reading

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