Monday, 28 October 2013
Hospital ‘is tackling risks’ highlighted by watchdog Kettering Hospital says it is working to eliminate risks highlighted in a report by a national watchdog. Northamptonshire Telegraph
Most cancer patients who die in Northamptonshire hospitals wanted to spend last days at home About three quarters of cancer patients in Northamptonshire who die in hospital beds wanted to die at home, Macmillan Cancer Support has said. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Project to help stop ‘horrific practice’ of female mutilation in Northamptonshire A project has been launched to protect girls in Northamptonshire from female mutilation as the county is in the top 10 places in the UK where the practice is carried out. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Policy paper: Mental Health Act 2007: response to Commons Health Committee The Department of Health responds to the 11 Health Select Committee recommendations following the Mental Health Act 2007. The response covers:
- independent mental health advocate services
- supervised community treatment and places of safety
- deprivation of liberty safeguards
The department’s response will be of particular interest to mental health and learning disability professionals and to those with a personal or family involvement with mental health services.
NHS support organisations – new infographic published NHS Employers has produced a new infographic showing the organisations that support the new NHS and what they do.
Compulsory 'Care Certificate' to be introduced for support workers Health Minister Lord Howe has announced this week that a new national certificate for care will be introduced to ensure healthcare assistants and social care support workers receive high quality induction in the fundamentals of caring. NHS Employers
Cold weather plan for England 2013: protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather The cold weather plan from Public Health England aims to prevent avoidable harm to health, by alerting people to the negative health effects of cold weather, and enabling them to prepare and respond appropriately. The emphasis of this year’s plan is on long term planning and winter action and preparedness.
Measuring and monitoring safety: an acute care perspective This thought paper offers reflections on the measurement and monitoring of safety from the perspective of a practising clinician based at a busy district general hospital. The Health Foundation
Simon Stevens' switch to NHS 'is like Arsenal signing Mesut Özil' he man who helped orchestrate New Labour's massive NHS investment is seen by many as the right choice for the job.
Close A&Es to save lives, doctors urge Jeremy Hunt Senior doctors have called on Jeremy Hunt to authorise mass closures of A&E departments, saying it will prevent needless deaths. The Daily Telegraph
Doctors to face regular competence tests following Harold Shipman murders All doctors in the UK to be subject to tests originally recommended in the wake of the Harold Shipman scandal. The Daily Telegraph