Quality improvement processes and techniques
Care Quality Commission
These reviews, exercised under the Secretaries of State's Section 48 powers, will include a review of commissioning across the interface of health and social care and an assessment of the governance in place for the management of resources.
Centre for Health Economics
An assessment of the NHS Health Check programme has concluded it represents value for money by helping some patients lose weight and reduce their risk of future disease caused by obesity.
Department of Health
The responses received were overwhelmingly supportive of changing the law to allow schools to hold spare AAIs, without a prescription, for use in emergencies.
This new plan supports the EU and its Member States in delivering innovative, effective and sustainable responses to AMR; strategically reinforce the research agenda on AMR and enable the EU to actively promote global action and play a leading role in the fight against AMR.
World Health organisation
The WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance is the first international framework of its kind, it fills an important gap.
As the number, variety and complexity of innovations increase and the need to understand which ones are working, for whom, and under what circumstances grows across sectors, it is clear there is no single “correct” evaluation design.
British Medical Journal
"To advance the fields of IP and ASP, we need to move from scaffolding our existing systems of care with more interventions that rank low on the hierarchy of effectiveness, to rethinking the building architecture itself and how it can be redesigned to promote better resource utilisation and patient outcomes."
It is important that all patients discharged on anticoagulants receive clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date education and discharge instructions so they can manage their treatment in a way that is both safe and effective.
National Academy of Medicine
Summarized presentations, discussions, and relevant literature looking at advancing insights and perspectives on how to better manage the care of the high-need patient population.
Public Health England
This leaflet describes the vaccinations that help protect you and your baby during and after pregnancy.
Care Quality Commission
The CQC asked people in those trusts how they had achieved improvements, looking at the steps their leaders had taken and the effect of those actions on staff and patients.
As the NHS treats more patients than ever before, a new nationwide survey shows the majority of people are positive about their GP care – with almost 85 per cent rating their overall experience of their GP surgery as good.
NHS National Institute for Health Research
First account of working in research at the Chelmsford based Helen Rollason Research Centre.
Primary Care Commission
A collection of case studies from the clinical pharmacists in general practice programme, illustrating the benefits gained by some of the nearly 600 practices taking part.
British Medical Journal
Previous empirical research has found associations between certain board practices and higher quality patient care; however, little is known about how boards govern for quality improvement (QI).
Cancer Research UK has published a summary of a pilot scheme in Doncaster to improve diagnosis of lung cancer.
Effective Health Care Program
This report aims to assess venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention interventions with total hip replacement (THR), total knee replacement (TKR), and hip fracture (HFx) surgeries.
A new issue of Health Affairs has been published, with the theme ‘Advanced Illness & End-Of-Life Care’.
The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to bring about higher-quality care in hospitals, at lower cost, by reducing unwanted variations in services and practices.
The King’s Fund has responded to the new NHS Providers report, The State of the NHS Provider Sector.
Mental Health Alliance
The Mental Health Alliance undertook the first national survey on attitudes towards the principles behind the Mental Health Act. This report urges reform of mental health act.
Milbank Memorial Fund
The report highlights findings from 45 newly released peer-reviewed reports and additional government and state evaluations. It demonstrates that positive outcomes associated with high-performing primary care continue to increase, even while the PCMH model evolves.
National Audit Office
This report charts the increasing demand for continuing healthcare (CHC), a package of care provided outside of hospital that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals with significant ongoing healthcare needs.
There were 5,391 newly recorded2 cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) reported in England during 2016-17, according to the second publication of annual statistics from this data set.
The NHS is facing unprecedented financial and service pressures and radical change is needed to transform the delivery of health and care services to meet the challenges of the future.
NHS England together with Ipsos MORI, have published the latest Official Statistics from the GP Patient Survey. The survey provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services.
This report looks at Scotland’s unique health care system, and explores how other parts of the UK might be able to learn from it.
Public Health Wales
The figures released by Public Health Wales show encouraging increases on uptakes compared with last year.