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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

Ministry of Defence & NHS England

New programme launched for armed forces personnel seriously wounded in conflict

The joint agreement between the MOD and NHS England, developed with the Department of Health and Social Care, will ensure that individuals with very complex and enduring healthcare requirements transitioning out of the military into civilian life will continue to receive comprehensive support.

NHS England

Specialist mental health support for new mums available in every part of England

New and expectant mothers across the country can now access specialist mental health care in the area where they live. The landmark rollout of specialist perinatal community services across the whole of England, means that mums and mums-to-be who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other forms of mental ill health should be able to access high quality care much closer to home.

NHS England

‘Bowen Bounce’ prompts thousands to seek NHS bowel cancer advice

A top doctor has praised BBC news editor Jeremy Bowen for raising awareness of bowel cancer, saying his actions will help save lives, after the number of people seeking information on the disease from the official NHS website almost trebled.


Person-centred home care podcast

What exactly is person-centred home care, and how do you deliver it? In this podcast, which is aimed at care workers but will be of interest to others involved in home care, home care worker Emma shares some practical advice with SCIE’s Jo Lenham and Steve Palmer. This podcast was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) for NICE.


Loneliness among older people podcast

Last year, the Government launched a strategy aimed at tackling loneliness. In this podcast, Kim Rutter from SCIE and Angela Murphy from Jewish Care look at practical steps that social care and health practitioners can take to help older people feel less lonely and more socially engaged. This podcast was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) for NICE.


Management of labour

This Highlight presents recent research evidence on some aspects of the management of labour, including: the induction of labour, waterbirth, interpretation of the fetal heart rate, pain management and position during the second stage of labour with or without an epidural. It provides information and context to the essential decisions for a mother-to-be and her midwife and care-givers. The evidence from these studies will be useful for all women – there is no particular focus on high-risk pregnancies.


Advance care planning

A quick guide for registered managers of care homes and home care services. Advance care planning can make the difference between a future where a person makes their own decisions and a future where others do. This guide will help people to understand how advance care planning offers people the opportunity to plan their future care and support, including medical treatment, while they have the capacity to do so.

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