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.
A shortage of transplant organs for black people and Asians in the UK is being caused by a lack of donations from within those communities, NHS Blood and Transplant has said. Fewer than a third of black and Asian families allow a dead relative's organs to be used, compared with two-thirds of white families.
This report presents an analysis of the health care needs of patients in the U.S. with long-term conditions and argues that health care improvement efforts should focus on the needs of those with multiple chronic illnesses and limited ability to care for themselves.
This report compared the health care experience of U.S. patients with co-morbidities and a functional limitation in the ability to care for themselves to those with multiple conditions but no functional limitations. The findings of this study highlights the importance of tailoring interventions to meet the needs of the highest-need, most complex patients.
This case study is one in an ongoing series examining programmes that aim to improve outcomes and reduce costs of care for patients with complex needs, who account for a large share of U.S. health care spending.
Health Education England
Finding Patience supports a culturally appropriate approach to the dementia pathway. It aims to improve early diagnosis and support for people within African Caribbean communities by improving awareness amongst both health and care professionals, and those within the community.
Health Education England
Focusing on dementia in care homes, this film raises awareness of how dementia can affect people differently. It encourages health and care professionals to reflect on the care they provide and calls for person-centred care that focuses on the individual, not the condition.
The Health Foundation has published a series of films that demonstrate what can be achieved when people working in the health service are given the time and support to innovate.
. This report is the result of research conducted in conjunction with ten local Healthwatch organisations in Greater Manchester which examined public and patient opinion on how health and care needs should be met in future.
Cancer Research UK want every patient to be made aware of the opportunity to participate in research and what studies are available to them. Taking part in research can be an important step in a cancer patient’s own pathway as well as helping other cancer patients in the future.
Nine nominees make up the final shortlist for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. Now in their third year the awards were set up by Kate Granger, the terminally ill doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis social media campaign.
National Institute for Health Research
Researchers at the University of Bristol funded by an NIHR Programme Grant have developed a technique to help GPs identify which children with coughs and respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are most at risk of future hospitalisation.
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
Written jointly with Pharmacy Voice, this document sets out the ambitions for community pharmacies to enhance and expand personalised care, support and wellbeing services offered by the sector.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
These examples of good practice aim to illustrate how community pharmacy can be integrated in the wider primary care and community health system.