Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Inquest told Northampton General Hospital’s A&E unit had ‘massive capacity shortage’ on day of tragic death
Inquest told Northampton General Hospital’s A&E unit had ‘massive capacity shortage’ on day of tragic death Accident and emergency at Northampton General Hospital had a ‘massive capacity shortage’ when a grandfather who later died was admitted, an inquest has heard. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
- Inquest to find out how Northampton man died in hospital Northampton Chronicle and Echo
- Man died after 13-hour hospital wait BBC News
Creating cultures that put patients first Recently, at a post-Francis conference, I heard a senior non-clinician tell a story about his experiences on an unscheduled ward walkabout at an acute trust. A ward staff nurse was writing intently at the front station while at least two bells were ringing from nearby patient beds. He noticed the nurse was alone and asked if he could help. She refused politely. He asked what she was doing. ‘Care plans,’ she replied. The trust, she believed, regarded care plans as one of the most important aspects of her job.
New Medicine Service extended The service provides extra support, advice and guidance through community pharmacies for patients that are newly prescribed a medicine for specific long-term conditions.
The NMS was implemented as a time-limited service commissioned until March 2013 to improve medicine adherence and outcomes for patients. It was previously extended to 30 September 2013.
At the request of NHS England, Department of Health ministers have agreed to make the necessary amendment to the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013, which are expected to be published in the October drug tariff, to extend the service to 31 December. NHS England
There are many things of which we never speak, says Yvonne Coghill I recall being appointed programme lead for the National Breaking Through Programme in 2007. I was so enthusiastic about the role and the positive changes I could make for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff, and through them, for patients. I was convinced that I would be able to (almost) singlehandedly help change the culture … Continue reading NHS Voices
Summer report for the period 1 April to 31 July 2013 This report sets out how trusts have performed in the four months to July 2013. It looks at how NHS trusts have performed against all standards, including A&E performance, 18 week waits and harm-free care, as well as how trusts are doing financially.
Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards
Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards This practical self-evaluation tool is designed to provide guidance on good practice in planning, developing and delivering joint health and wellbeing strategies, based around key questions to consider and tips on approaches that might be taken.
NHS regulator to act as 'chief whistleblower' on health NHS regulator is to be given greater independence to act as "nation's chief health whistleblower," the Health Secretary says.The Daily Telegraph
- Press release: Government strengthens health regulator’s independence Department of Health
- NHS care regulator to be made independent of ministers, says Hunt The Guardian
Regulator cautions nurse who voiced concerns on Facebook about his hospital
A nurse who took to Facebook to raise concerns about standards at his hospital has been cautioned by the nursing regulator. The Independent