There have been disturbing accounts in the media of nurses discussing end of life care with elderly patients in a blunt and impersonal way, particularly patients’ wishes concerning resuscitation. This morning I spoke to Roy Lilley, who described the experience his mother had. It was not good, upsetting and should not have happened. As a […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published interim advice on arrangements to secure children’s and adult safeguarding, which provides additional information, in particular, to emerging clinical commissioning groups. A covering letter reminds PCTs and SHAs of the vital importance of maintaining appropriate arrangements as the health system goes through transition. The interim advice, with a […]
Kirstie Stott contemplates whether our own vulnerability hampers the way we work in the NHS: Having not blogged for some time now, I have been waiting for the moment when something really inspired me or when it captured me emotionally. I’ve just had that day! I attended the funeral of a beautiful and amazing 15-year-old […]
Establishing a National Dataset NHS England and NHS Improvement are working together with a range of people and organisations to improve wheelchair services, and to ensure that all people who use wheelchairs receive the best possible support for their needs. Following two wheelchair summits in 2014, NHS England committed to support CCGs to commission more […]
The Role of Independent Chair of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP-IS) project update: letter from Hilary Garratt
This letter from Hilary Garratt, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England, asks for professional support from Independent Chairs of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to support the roll out of Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) across the local community.
This network recognises that the safeguarding of potential victims of modern slavery human trafficking is paramount. The aim of the network is to provide assurance that NHS England is taking all reasonable steps to recognise, support, refer and safeguard children, young people and adults at risk who may be subject to modern slavery human trafficking.
A pocket guide to provide practical information to healthcare staff to safeguard children and young people.
Leading change The Deputy Chief Nurse responsible for safeguarding and harm-free care at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) identified an opportunity to use new digital technology to introduce electronic Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP–IS) to the Trust. The process is quicker and more efficient. Any child with particular safeguarding needs can be […]
The profile of child sexual exploitation has recently been raised through a series of tragic and shocking cases. It is a form of child abuse that has only been fully recognised in recent years. The issue has gone from being largely hidden and rarely acknowledged to the subject of significant media and political attention and […]
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