Thursday, 16 January 2014
VIDEO: Meeting to demand healthcare funding very positive, say MPs The area’s MPs say a health minister is on board with their campaign for £20 million of investment in healthcare in the north of the county. Northamptonshire Telegraph
Press told to leave public meeting run by Care Quality Commission ahead of inspection at Northampton General Hospital
Press told to leave public meeting run by Care Quality Commission ahead of inspection at Northampton General Hospital The listening event was set up for the public for them to express their views on Northampton General Hospital ahead of an inspection tomorrow and Friday by the CQC. Northampton Herald and Post
Independent report: Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation This report makes recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. It is designed to help health services improve prevention techniques and to achieve the best possible results for affected children and young people.
The independent health working group was chaired by the Department of Health. By implementing the recommendations, health practitioners can help protect children, identify and intervene in cases of child sexual exploitation and help with recovery.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to be routine in CQC checks Plan should protect vulnerable in care homes and hospitals. OnMedica
Report criticises 'any qualified provider' policy A recent report, carried out by the University of Chester’s Centre for Psychological Therapies in Primary care, suggests the government’s any qualified provider (AQP) approach to service delivery is detrimental to the quality and consistency of mental healthcare. The report is based on qualitative interviews with providers and commissioners in the first trial areas implementing the AQP policy.The AQP... Healthcare Today
- Access to psychological therapies: first annual report published Health & Social Care Information Centre
Empowered and engaged NHS staff will provide better care A study shows a mismatch between the positive outlook of NHS managers and staff who feel overworked and disempowered.
It should not be news to anyone working in healthcare that the way staff feel about their workplace has an impact on the quality of patient care, as well as on the efficiency and financial performance of an organisation.
This has been driven home by the Boorman review on the importance of health and wellbeing in the NHS. Research also demonstrates the link between staff satisfaction and mortality rates, that higher staff satisfaction is linked to higher patient satisfaction, and that staff experience shapes patients' experience, rather than the other way around.
Gout cases explode as doctors warn that the condition affects one in 40 Britons
Cases of gout in the UK have “soared” since the beginning of the 21st century, doctors have said, amid warnings that a condition traditionally labelled “the disease of kings” now afflict one in every 40 people – with the most incidences among the poor. The Independent
- VIDEO: Sharp rise in UK gout rates BBC News