Tag Archives: Variations in Quality of Care

Residential Care: Exploring the Options, the Costs and the Alternatives (BBC News / Good Care Group)

Summary Following a recent review of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections, which revealed that perhaps one in four care homes may to be failing in terms of safety and the adequacy of care provided, a BBC News item provides a … Continue reading

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Worked Up? Speak Up Campaign: Concerning the Care of Older People (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s “Worked Up? Speak Up” campaign concentrates on the quality of care for older people. It encourages people aged 60 years and older (and / or their friends and families) to share their experiences of … Continue reading

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Variations in Excess Hospital Mortality Rates (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Significantly higher than expected death rates have been recorded at 19 of the 133 NHS Trusts in England, according to the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London. “There were 15,396 more deaths than expected at the trusts in … Continue reading

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Recent Assessments of Adult Social Care in England (House of Commons Library / BBC News / Health Foundation)

Summary BBC News has recently run a mini-series of pieces investigating the state of social care and the inter-dependencies between performance in this sector and ongoing pressures within the NHS. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2017). 10 charts that … Continue reading

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Updated Commissioning for Mental Health and Dementia Data Packs for CCGs (NHS RightCare / NHS England)

Summary NHS RightCare have published updates to their Mental Health and Dementia Data Packs for CCGs. The data is intended to support best use of mental health resources plus the identification of unwarranted variations in quality (and health inequalities) between … Continue reading

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Uncertain Reactions Concerning Changes to the Social Care Precept (BBC News)

Summary While social care budgets are widely claimed to be on a tipping-point of unsustainability, reactions to this week’s announcements have been ambivalent at best. Many commentators talk disparagingly of recent proposals for increases to the social care precept as … Continue reading

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BBC’s State of Care Theme (BBC News)

Summary Following recent news items on the problems of sustainability for social care provision, and the related impact this funding crisis has on older people, the BBC has launched an online calculator indicating how much local care services might typically … Continue reading

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A Tipping Point in the Sustainability of Health and Care? (BBC News / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust report identifies a 26% decline in the number of older people receiving social care, due largely to six years of cuts to local authority funding. Social care providers are found to be under pressure … Continue reading

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Junior Doctors’ Dispute: One More Intractable Quandry for an Over-Burdened NHS (BBC News)

Summary When you can’t think anything pleasant or helpful to say, better to say nothing… Full Text Link Reference Junior doctors row: Hospitals prepare for week of strikes.  London: BBC Health News, September 1st 2016. Further BBC News coverage: Full … Continue reading

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

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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