Patient care

NHS England’s response to the CQC’s report on the inspection at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Yesterday the Care Quality Commission published the Chief Inspector of Hospitals’ report on the inspection at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. Sir Mike Richards concluded that services were safe, but raised questions about staffing levels. He noted that the maternity service is going through a period of transition. Responding to the CQC report, NHS England […]

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Improved survival rates in joint ops

NHS England has today welcomed findings from two independent reports that show death rates following a joint replacement or hip fracture have fallen over the last ten years. The results from the National Joint Register (NJR) annual report shows that patients undergoing hip and knee replacements are more likely to survive, as mortality rates have […]

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NHS saves lives of hundreds more trauma victims just two years after changes to care – Independent audit

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will today (July 1) applaud “a major NHS success story” as new figures show about 600 more patients are surviving major trauma since changes to services in April 2012. The 16,000 life-threatening major traumas are the biggest cause of death in children and adults under the age of 40 annually.  In all, some 37,000 are seriously injured in England […]

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Funding transfer to social care 2014-15

Publications Gateway Ref No: 01597 NHS England will transfer £1,100 million from the Mandate to local authorities. £200 million of this total is the first part of the Better Care Fund, intended to help local authorities and clinical commissioning groups prepare for the implementation of the full Better Care Fund pooled budget in 2015/16. Area […]

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NHS Trusts get another chance to apply for £500 million of tech fund cash, as phase 2 is launched

The second wave of the £500 million ‘Integrated Digital Care Fund’, (formerly the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund’), opens to applications today. NHS Trusts, and now Local Authorities, can apply for part of £240 million of funding to digitise and integrate patient information across the health and care sector, driving improvements in patient care. […]

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Patient safety alert on minimising risks of omitted and delayed medicines for patients receiving homecare services

A patient safety alert has been issued today (10 April 2014) by NHS England on minimising risks of omitted and delayed medicines for patients receiving homecare services. This alert has been issued via the Central Alerting System (CAS) to all NHS healthcare organisations that commission clinical homecare services. You can read the full ‘Minimising risks […]

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High levels of air pollution prompt precautionary health advice

Public Health England (PHE) scientists issue advice for parts of England and Wales. In the last few days a combination of local emissions, light winds, pollution from the continent and dust blown over from the Sahara caused a spike in the UK Air Quality Index compiled by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs […]

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Learning from Health and Wellbeing Boards’ first full year offered for peers’ future development

Lessons learned during the first full year’s operation of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) have been distilled into multi-media resources for sharing across the Health and Wellbeing community, so that HWB members across England can learn how their peers overcame challenges to progress system-wide strategic leadership. Drawn from experiences of individual Boards and Board members […]

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