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A patient safety alert has been issued signposting you to resources to support safer bowel care for patients at risk of autonomic dysreflexia.
Please use the resources to review local clinical policy and guidance relating to bowel assessment and management, and to review local training and education provision — particularly around the care of patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction resulting from spinal cord injury or severe neurological conditions, meaning they depend on routine interventional bowel care.
We are seeking expressions of interest for trusts to become pilot sites for the first version of the new patient safety learning system, which will replace Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) and the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS).
Participating organisations will have direct influence over the design of the new system, and organisations of all kinds, sizes, and digital/safety maturities are encouraged to participate.
We recently issued patient safety alert asking all acute trusts and ambulance trusts to adopt NEWS2 by March 2019.
As part of this, all acute and ambulance trusts must nominate a NEWS2 champion to work with NHS England as part of a network to effectively adopt and implement NEWS2 within their organisation. Nominated champions will have access to an online forum, webinar series and information on the latest NEWS2 developments.
Following the recent approval of the new Agenda for Change contract, we have amended the agency price caps in line with the uplift to Agenda for Change rates. This is designed to ensure continued compliance with the Agency Worker Regulations.
The change only applies to those staff on Agenda for Change contracts, and therefore the current agency price caps for medical and dental staff still apply.
Open and transparent e-rostering processes help drive greater employee engagement, satisfaction and wellbeing, and can also help improve retention. Learn from other trusts’ good work and find out how implementing effective e-rostering could help your organisation.
The mental health and community e-rostering improvement collaborative report
This report shares learnings, best practice and successful case studies from ‘The mental health and community trust e-rostering collaborative’ — where 24 trusts improved their e-rostering practices to improve patient care and staff satisfaction, and make financial savings.
Nursing and midwifery e-rostering: a good practice guide
With effective e-rostering, the right staff with the right skills will be in the right place at the right time, so patients receive the care they need, and trusts can better manage their workforce and financial efficiency.
This practical guide, for nursing and midwifery across all sectors, contains examples of tools you can use to improve your e-rostering practices.
Thursday 9 August, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Using the apprenticeship levy will incur additional costs which need to be considered when developing a business case. Many directors have attempted and failed to get these business cases through their boards, but some directors have been successful.
This webinar will help directors to learn from others, get best practice tips and find ways to strengthen their business cases.
Wednesday 15 August and Wednesday 12 September, 10am – 3.30pm, London
These masterclasses will involve detailed and focused training on the high complexity model and will be an opportunity for you to use your own data and model your own service. You will also be able to share learning and best practice with colleagues from across the sector
NHS England update on adalimumab
As part of our work to help the NHS switch from prescribing and supplying high-cost branded medicines to safe and equally effective biosimilars, NHS England has created a toolkit to support implementation. The toolkit, which particularly focuses on adalimumab, provides supporting materials and resources for providers and commissioners, linked to a project plan for best value biological implementation.
Foundation of Nursing Studies
Apply now for Inspire Improvement Fellowship 2019
Foundation of Nursing Studies is looking for enthusiastic practitioners leading nursing and/or care teams at the frontline of clinical care, who have a desire to create more person-centred, safe, caring and effective workplace cultures for patients/residents and staff.
Improvement fellows will be supported to spread and share their learning with others, both within their organisations and across health systems. This is a 12-month programme, and small bursaries are available.