Friday, 10 January 2014
Nurse to get compensation after attack at Northampton mental health hospital A patient at Berrywood Hospital has been ordered to pay compensation after a nurse she attacked suffered a broken arm. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Northamptonshire Police to review Parkside tribunal evidence The police are looking into evidence heard at a tribunal to see if anyone should be arrested over the deaths of five residents at a Northampton nursing home. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Risks of infertility treatments 'overhyped' “IVF births carry five times risk of complications,” the Daily Mail reports.
Life after death: six steps to improve support in bereavement This report outlines steps which the authors believe would bring benefits to individuals and to society as a whole: reducing the use of acute health and social care services, lessening the number of days lost to the economy, and improving the wellbeing of those facing such a significant change in their lives. It includes a call for clarity about who is responsible locally for commissioning and providing bereavement support, with better coordination and information about services. Dying Matters
Variations in outcome and costs among NHS providers for common surgical procedures "We identify variation in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) across hospitals, assess the relationship between the cost and outcomes among NHS hospitals for these procedures, and determine the extent to which variations in outcomes and costs are due to differences in hospital performance." National Institute of Health Research
Patient involvement is still a minority sport in the NHS It gives people a voice and saves money – so including patients in treatment decisions should not be an optional extra, says Richard Vize.
With increasing numbers of NHS trusts destined to slide into the financial mire this year and next, there is one resource of which hard pushed hospitals enjoy a plentiful but underused supply – patients. They are the best hope for cutting demand and transforming services.
Sugar not as bad as tobacco say nutrition experts Claims that eating sugar is as dangerous as smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol are dismissed by nutrition experts. The Daily Telegraph
Majority of doctors think some colleagues unfit for job More than 80 per cent of hospital doctors would not want colleagues to treat their friends and family, a poll released ahead of the 10th anniversary of the death of Harold Shipman reveals. The Independent
New NHS drugs policy could see elderly denied treatment
New drugs will only be made available on the NHS if they help people deemed to be a benefit to society under proposals that prompted fears elderly people could be denied treatment. The Independent
- Fears for the elderly under new NHS drugs policy The Daily Telegraph