Snow warning for Northamptonshire: The Met Office warns there could be significant snowfall in Northamptonshire and advises people to prepare for disruption. BBC Northamptonshire
See our Netvibes page for local travel, traffic and weather information.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Boss of Northampton hospital questions mental health spending: The chief executive of St Andrew’s Healthcare, which runs St Andrew’s Hospital in Northampton has questioned MPs about broken pledges on Government spending. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Will 2013 be the year of meaningful public engagement with service change?: The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is the latest to join the growing chorus of medical colleges calling for change in hospital services with RCS President Professor Williams’s statement launching their new report: ‘2013 needs to be the year patients, politicians, clinicians and managers come together to support historic change in the NHS and create a lasting legacy for all of our population.’
Communicating efficiently or safely?: Cultures of high-reliability are built from the deep assumptions and default positions we collectively bring to our work. We need to get better at noticing and circulating the small moments and striking stories that help us improve our most basic assumptions as well as our basic practices, says Carl Macrae. The Health Foundation
Hunt?s plan for austerITy: The right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange holds events in what it calls an 'ideas space'. The name conjures up the plush, free-wheeling, bare-foot wonk-ing that was so mercilessly pilloried by the last series of 'The Thick of It.' E-Health Insider
Nearly half of the young people who present to hospital with self-harm are not given essential psychosocial evaluations
Nearly half of the young people who present to hospital with self-harm are not given essential psychosocial evaluations: Last September I blogged about a cohort study in the Lancet that highlighted the links between self-harm and poor physical health. This same dataset (drawn from over 30,000 patients from 6 hospitals in Oxford, Manchester and Derby from 2000-7) has now spawned a longitudinal study published in the European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry journal. This [read the full story...] The Mental Elf
Is it possible for children to 'grow out' of autism?: "Children can 'grow out of' autism, psychologists say, challenging the established view that autism is a permanent, incurable condition," The Independent has reported.
Trainee nurses should be selected on compassion to avoid repeat of Mid-Staffs scandal: expert: Trainee nurses should be assessed for compassion and kindness before being taken on to courses, expert says. The Daily Telegraph
NHS opens door on widespread A&E closures: The medical director of the NHS is to open the door on a nationwide programme of A&E closures, by launching a review of the "fragmented" service the network provides. The Daily Telegraph