Tag Archives: Whole-System Approaches

Quality Improvement Metrics: a New System For Measuring Whole System Performance (IHI)

Summary Analysts at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States have developed an improved set of measures by which to assess the performance of health care organisations and health care systems. Their “Whole System Measures 2.0 (WSM … Continue reading

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National Audit of Intermediate Care: NAIC 2014 (Year 3: Continuing Under-Provision) (NHS England / NHS Benchmarking Network)

Summary Professor John Young, National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly at NHS England has commented on the problem of continuing under-provision regarding intermediate care services. “The core function of intermediate care is in providing alternatives to hospital care, … Continue reading

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Community Pharmacists: the Potential of Minor Ailment Centres (BBC News / RPS / NHS England)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has proposed that community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1 billion per year. This assertion is endorsed by research from Pharmacy Research UK published earlier this year and led by the University of Aberdeen. … Continue reading

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On the Potential Role of Local Pharmacies in Reducing Health Inequalities and Cutting Waiting Times (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary Research by Durham University indicates that 89% of England’s population lives less than a 20-minute walk away from a local pharmacy. Pharmacies are capable (potentially, given funding and promotion) of providing a wider range of health services by virtue … Continue reading

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Better Care Plans to Improve Dignity, Promote Independence and Reduce Hospital Admissions (Department of Health)

Summary Up to £1 billion of the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund will be allocated to local areas for spending on out-of-hospital services. Full Text Link Reference Better care plans to provide dignity, independence and reduce A&E admissions. London: Department … Continue reading

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Doubts Expressed About Better Care Fund (BBC News)

Summary The £3.8bn Better Care Fund scheme which is planned to reduce hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home might be risky, unworkable and overly optimistic, some health researchers have warned. Full Text Link Reference Hospital admissions cut plan … Continue reading

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Preventable Attendees at Emergency Departments: Statistics Reconsidered (BBC News / CEM)

Summary It was previously understood that approximately 25% of patients attending A&E units could be re-directed to alternative centres of urgent care in the community. New research from the College of Emergency Medicine, based on a review of over 3,000 … Continue reading

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