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Epilepsy Action, in association with NHS England, has developed new guidelines (new guidelines for children’s epilepsy surgery) to help more children with epilepsy benefit from surgical procedures. The guidance has been developed for paediatricians and will help to increase the number of children referred for epilepsy surgery. The guidelines have been produced following the introduction […]
Findings were published today of an independent investigation into the healthcare and treatment of Ronald Dixon. On 19 May 2006, Ronald Dixon killed Ashleigh Ewing when she attended his home in Heaton, Newcastle for a support visit, in the course of her work for the charity Mental Health Matters. On 22 October 2007 at Newcastle […]
The Heatwave Plan for England 2013 has been published as a joint document between NHS England, Public Health England and other partner agencies. The Plan’s purpose is to enhance resilience in the event of a heatwave and to describe the actions which can be taken to protect and improve health before and during such an […]
2013/14 patient participation directed enhanced service guidance published NHS Employers, the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England have jointly published the 2013/14 patient participation directed enhanced service guidance. This guidance applies in England only and is intended to assist NHS England area teams and GP practices in understanding this service and how […]
NHS England has published guidance on the NHS National Friends and Family Test (FFT) for maternity services. Alongside this guidance please read the note of clarification about women who have experienced a bereavement (document now only available on our archived website here). The guidance outlines the background and requirements for implementing, reporting and publishing the […]
NHS England has today (Thursday 23 May, 2013) confirmed the designation of 15 new Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). AHSNs have the potential to transform health and healthcare by putting innovation at the heart of the NHS. This will improve patient outcomes as well as contributing to economic growth. AHSNs present a unique opportunity to […]
Doctors and nurses are to get better information about patients so people get safer care thanks to a new £260 million NHS technology fund, announced by NHS England today. The fund will be available to NHS providers to support the move from paper-based systems for patient notes and prescriptions to integrated electronic care records and […]
Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, said: “We need to see a shift in the way dementia care is organised and delivered in the UK if we are to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia, and their carers, and help them live well with dementia. “People with dementia and their carers […]
The NHS in England has stepped up its data collection, a vital move towards a “fantastic reporting culture” aimed at improving patient safety. Dr Mike Durkin told the Patient Safety Congress at the ICC in Birmingham that the service’s culture of gathering data “had not dimmed” and 100,000 reports had been collated in the past […]
The most senior doctor in the NHS today warned against acceptance of unsafe and poor-quality care as he addressed the country’s biggest patient safety conference. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh told the Patient Safety Congress at Birmingham’s ICC that investigations into the Bristol Royal Infirmary and into Mid Staffordshire Hospitals had shown that good, caring people […]