Quality improvement processes and techniques
General Pharmaceutical Council
The nine standards describe how safe and effective care is delivered through person-centred professionalism, and replace the standards of conduct, ethics and performance.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently preparing its Strategic Plan for 2017-2020, in partnership with staff and stakeholders. The latest draft is now available for comment by 9 June 2017.
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
This guide aims to contain everything needed to plan, organise and deliver effective quality improvement workshops - and how to follow up and maintain momentum.
Audit and feedback is a common intervention for supporting clinical behaviour change. Increasingly, health data are available in electronic format. Yet, little is known regarding if and how electronic audit and feedback (e-A&F) improves quality of care in practice.
Public Health England
PHE has created a new Health Improvement directorate. Creating a Health Improvement directorate allows PHE to closer align surveillance, data, evidence and research capability with policy expertise.
Department of Health, Northern Ireland
This guideline provides guidance to nurses and midwives working in any setting on how to achieve the delivery of safe, sensitive, effective and person-centred nursing care to a deceased person and their family, friends and carers.
HSC Public Health Agency
This factsheet provides information for health professionals on the Humanpapillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme for girls aged 12-13 years.
An estimated 8,000 stroke patients a year are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability and also save millions of pounds in long term health and social care costs.
Queen's Nursing Institute
The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has launched a new programme to fund nurse-led projects focused on improving homeless and inclusion healthcare.
BMC Medical Information
International Nurses Day marks the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. On this day the hard work and contributions of nurses is celebrated by exploring some of their daily challenges and what can be done to help.
FoNS Centre of Nursing Innovation
Read the blog about the opening of the dementia café in Manchester. This initiative, just part of the bigger project, demonstrates what is possible when people work together as a community to develop collaborative relationships for a common goal.
This latest paper from The King’s Fund in the UK seeks to provide those who are leading new systems of care some guidance on how to address the challenges they face.
This case study shares the experience of Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust on how they reduced levels of medical agency spending.
Age UK is calling on political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos as it reveals that a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support.
An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that the typical person’s bill for dementia social care would take 125 years to save for.
This is the first in a series of briefings ahead of the 2017 General Election and it aims to clarify the debate on three of the main challenges facing the funding of health and care services.
This briefing finds that waiting times for many NHS urgent and emergency services in England were at their worst in 2016/17 for the last five years, but there is so far little evidence that the quality of care for some of the big killers – like heart attack, stroke and cancer – is deteriorating.
Journal for Healthcare Quality
Articles in this issue of Journal for Healthcare Quality include articles about patient centred discharge and transformational leadership.
The King’s Fund has pulled together a range of content to help explain social care in England, including a series of short videos on what social care is, how it’s provided and how it's paid for.
While some of the vanguard sites developing new care models report promising early results from adopting a whole-person approach, the full opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health have not yet been realised.
NHS England has published statistics on Mental Health Community Teams Activity for the quarter ending March 2017.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Revalidation has recently celebrated its one year anniversary and the NMC has published its fourth quarterly report, which demonstrates continued success.
A quarterly report presenting data on sickness absence rates for directly employed NHS staff. The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had the highest sickness absence, 7.2%.
World Health Organization
This report aims to fill the knowledge gap on the benefits of urban green spaces. It outlines the results of an evidence review and an assessment of local case studies on urban green space interventions.
World Health Organization
This report shows that teenagers in the UK are among the worst in the world for screen time and sedentary habits. Scottish 13-year-old girls are at the top of the table of “obesity-related behaviours”, with 85% spending at least two hours a day on computers and England is in fourth place, with 81%.