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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

BMC Nursing

The use of life stories and its influence on persons with dementia, their relatives and staff

Life stories have been highlighted as particularly important in dementia care. The aim of this study was to explore and describe the use of life stories and its influence on persons with dementia living in nursing homes, their relatives and staff.

British Journal of General Practice

Patients prepared to wait for a GP who listens

Patients who are experiencing symptoms that could be due to cancer are willing to wait an extra three and a half weeks for an appointment with a doctor with good listening skills, and an extra week for an appointment with a GP of their choice.

British Medical Journal

Patient-reported safety in older patients with long-term conditions

This study examines patient reports of safety incidents and factors associated with reports of safety incidents in older patients with long-term conditions.

Care Quality Commission

Adult inpatient survey

Read the results of the latest analysis, which looks at the experiences of adult patients in hospital.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care

The relationship between shared decision-making and health-related quality of life among patients (Hong Kong SAR, China)

To elucidate the association between health-related quality of life and shared decision-making among patients in Hong Kong after adjustment for potential confounding variables.

International Journal for Quality in Health Care

The development and testing of the Person-centred Practice Inventory – Staff (PCPI-S)

The aim of the study was to develop and test an instrument, underpinned by a recognized theoretical framework that examines how staff perceive person-centred practice, using proven methods of instrument design and psychometric analysis.


Evaluating the extent and impact of young people’s involvement in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studies

This project looked at young people’s involvement in the design and delivery of research studies adopted by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network: Children (CRN Children).

London School of Economics

The Effect of Hospital Competition on Value-Added Indicators of Clinical Quality

This paper examines the impact of the introduction of patient choice in elective surgical procedures on patient reported outcome measures (PROMs).

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer patients in England spend 5 million days in hospital in the first year of diagnosis

New research from Macmillan Cancer Support and Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) finds that on average a person diagnosed with cancer will spend 20 days in hospital during the first year.

NHS England

Patient experience scores: 2016 adult inpatient survey update

NHS England has published the latest statistical information on patients’ experience of adult inpatient care in the NHS.

NHS Improvement

Patient-led clinical medicines reviews

These reviews from NICE provide patients with the opportunity to learn more about their medicines, with the option of having individual sessions held in confidence with a health care professional and pharmacist.

Scottish Government

Health and Social Care Standards: My support, my life

These Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld.

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