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Patient focus

The latest news from the patient's perspective

Looking at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making.

This theme looks at the issues that relate to partnership working and shared decision making. It covers people’s human rights including the right to privacy and confidentiality.

Patient focus

Academy of Medical Sciences

Multimorbidity: a priority for global health research

This report points to an alarming lack of information about how best to care for patients with two or more long-term health conditions, and lays out the next steps needed in order to address the issue.

House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) annual scrutiny 2016–17

This report argues that the government needs to take action to improve the NHS complaints system. It calls on the PHSO to improve how it supports often very distressed complainants, and to get better at showing how its investigations help improve NHS services for future patients.

NHS Digital

Retrospective review of use of mesh or tape for urogynaecological surgery

A number of patient groups have reported complications following procedures using vaginal tape or mesh. This report has been produced as a response to a call for a review of data and information to increase understanding of the number of patients who have undergone such procedures and patients' subsequent interactions with the NHS.

NHS England

Patient Activation Measure – implementation quick guide

This quick guide provides practical and operational support to sites considering the use of Patient Activation Measure (PAM) licences. It focuses on why PA is important in managing people’s health and wellbeing, as well as elements to consider before implementing the PAM.

NHS England

Patients get the green light for smarter choices after latest GP pilot

A pilot system is now making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients. The e-traffic light system could help reduce hospital waiting times while offering patients a clearer choice of treatment and is set to be rolled out across the country after a successful NHS trial.

Nuffield Trust

Transforming health care in nursing homes

This study indicates that providing residents of care homes with increased GP access and continuity of primary care more generally may help to reduce hospital admissions.

Office for National Statistics

Loneliness: what characteristics and circumstances are associated with feeling lonely?

This briefing outlines the results of an analysis of the characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England using the Community Life Survey, 2016 to 2017. It finds that people in poor health or who have conditions that they describe as 'limited' were at particular risk of feeling lonely more often.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Co-production: rocket science?

Co-production sees users and carers centrally involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services. In this new blog, written in the run-up to Co-production Week from 2 July 2018, SCIE's Pete Fleischmann asks how challenging it is to achieve co-production.

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