Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Why changing NHS culture must be at the heart of responding to Berwick The Berwick report asks the NHS change its culture and continuously improve patient safety but can the NHS rise to the challenge asks Professor Stephen Singleton. The Health Foundation
Rights of mentally ill 'violated' The basic rights of some mental health patients in England are being "violated" because of a shortage of beds in psychiatric units, MPs say. BBC News
- Patients sectioned unnecessarily just to get a hospital bed The Independent
Shingles and childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme FAQs NHS Employers, in agreement with the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England have published a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the shingles and shingles catch-up vaccination programmes and also for the childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme.
NHS hospital complaints Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman -
These three pieces of research aim to support the government review into how NHS hospitals deal with complaints. The first analyses the evidence from example cases and explores the themes underlying patient’s experience of complaint handling. The second gathers evidence of how NHS trust boards use information from complaints to put things right and to learn. The third outlines feedback from patients, complainants, carers and NHS staff who participated in a two-day workshop on the NHS hospital complaints system.
An uncertain age: reimagining long term care in the 21st century This report, commissioned by the Lien Foundation, aims to inform and stimulate the global dialogue on long term elderly care. It includes selected comments and opinions from 46 thought leaders, professionals and practitioners in the aged care sector in selected countries, gained through a series of interviews. Interviewees were asked to offer their views on current and emerging demand and supply trends and to identify innovative approaches and models of long term elderly care delivery from around the world.
GP practices and hospital to host internet training sessions for NHS patients Thousands of NHS patients in England will be taught to use the internet at their local GP surgery or hospital, under new plans aiming at improving access to healthcare. The Independent
- £2m to get patients online E-Health Insider
‘Dirty and unsafe’: Whipps Cross hospital told it must make urgent changes
Babies and mothers were exposed to infection risk at an east London maternity ward that was described in a damning report by the NHS watchdog as “dirty and unsafe”. The Independen
- Whipps Cross hospital had 'systematic failings', finds NHS watchdog The Guardian
- NHS trust warned over filthy maternity wards and uncaring staff The Daily Telegraph
- 'Catalogue of failings' at hospital BBC News