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Community engagement: a positive power for change

Robin Morrison, chair of Engaging Communities Staffordshire and its associated Healthwatch organisations, explains why the business of community engagement is paramount for a strong and accountable future in health and public services. For an organisation born out of a high-profile crisis, it is not surprising that Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) is passionate about communicating effectively […]

Care Programme Approach: position statement

The Community mental health framework replaced the Care Programme Approach (CPA) for community mental health services. It enables services to shift away from an inequitable, rigid and arbitrary CPA classification and bring up the standard of care towards a minimum universal standard of high-quality care for everyone in need of community mental healthcare.

 

Position specification: National Health Service, Chief Executive

Position specification for National Health Service, Chief Executive role.

This is a unique role. The Chief Executive will lead a strong team of experienced executives and is highly visible as the head of the largest free at the point of delivery health system in the world. They will be jointly accountable to the Board of NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, and to Parliament for the delivery of services worth c.£150bn (2021/22).

Position statement for reducing microbial risk when transporting COVID-19 vaccines in pop up, roving, and mobile models

This position statement explains that when planning a vaccination session, the lead pharmacist and lead GP at the primary care network designated site should undertake an assessment to identify the risk factors associated with the transfer of vaccine, including punctured vials, and ensure that mitigations are put in place. The risk factors associated with the transfer of vials must also be identified, understood and mitigated by vaccinators. The statement also sets out risk reduction measures which must be in place.

Cancer patients increasingly positive about their care

Cancer patients are increasingly positive about their care with 89% rating it as excellent or very good, a national survey shows. This comes as the NHS is treating more patients for cancer than ever before. The national cancer patient experience survey 2014, published today, asked over 110,000 cancer patients across the country for their views on […]

Speakers at Expo 2014 to discuss NHS transformation for positive change

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014, taking place at Manchester Central on 3 and 4 March, has announced the schedule of speakers for the event. The two-day event features a packed programme of presentations, interviews and live Q&A sessions with high profile leadership and innovators from around the healthcare world. This year’s conference builds on […]

Community Engagement: a positive power for change

Robin Morrison, chair of Engaging Communities Staffordshire and its associated Healthwatch organisations, explains why the business of community engagement is paramount for a strong and accountable future in health and public services. For an organisation born out of a high-profile crisis, it is not surprising that Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) is passionate about communicating effectively […]

Positive behavioural support at the non-profit social enterprise PBS4

Leading change A Nurse Consultant at PBS4, (a non-profit social enterprise) developed a support model which aims to reduce behaviours that challenge, by supporting improvements in quality of life. The programme has raised awareness of positive behavioural support locally which is enhancing outcomes and experiences. Where to look The Winterbourne View Hospital Review (Department of […]