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NHS England issues patient safety alert on poor discharge communication

01/09/2014NHS England issues patient safety alert on poor discharge communication

NHS England has issued a patient safety alert after it was revealed that a ‘breakdown’ in communication at the point someone is discharged from hospital to primary care could leave th... more >
DH launches new mandatory food standards for hospitals

29/08/2014DH launches new mandatory food standards for hospitals

Mandatory food standards will, for the first time, be included in NHS contracts, with hospitals rated for food quality on NHS Choices, under new plans announced by the health secretary. The ... more >
NHS complaints rise to 480 every day – HSCIC

28/08/2014NHS complaints rise to 480 every day – HSCIC

Written complaints made to the NHS in 2013-14 totalled 174,900, the equivalent of 480 a day, a new report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has revealed. The figures r... more >
Increase public funding for health and social care – National Voices

01/09/2014Increase public funding for health and social care – National Voices

The next government must guarantee a five yea... more >
New deal to safeguard north west NHS staff from assault and abuse

01/09/2014New deal to safeguard north west NHS staff from assault and abuse

A new agreement has been signed between the C... more >
NHS England issues patient safety alert on poor discharge communication

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Working better together: community health and primary care

09/09/2014 10:30 - 15:00

Running from 10.30am till 3pm in Central London, this Community Health Services Forum event will explore new models of care across community services and primary care.

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International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will explore how the innovative use of technology, data, and social media is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

NHS ePrescribing Event

10/09/2014 11:00 - 15:30

NHS England is hosting this one day event with the aim of engaging the e-prescribing supplier community with Healthcare Professionals. NHS England will provide an update on the progress of the Technology Funds, with a particular focus on ePrescribing. Trusts who have implemented ePrescribing systems will share their stories of best practice and delegates will have the chance to engage with suppliers at the marketplace networking session and see their solutions demonstrated.

International Digital Health and Care Congress

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

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International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will explore how the innovative use of technology, data, and social media is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

International Digital Health and Care Congress

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

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International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will explore how the innovative use of technology, data, and social media is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

International Digital Health and Care Congress

10/09/2014 - 12/09/2014

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

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Increasing Value for Patients through Enabling Effective Clinical and Financial Engagement

16/09/2014 13:00 - 16:00

This one-day conference will explore the benefits of improving clinical engagement with business decisions and offer tips and ideas from other NHS providers on how they have put this into practice through service line management or other management approaches. You will hear from acute, mental health and community service providers on how they have ensured decision-making is clinically led including tackling key issues such as leadership, culture, training and data availability.

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Making better decisions on public health spending: Getting to grips with value for money

18/09/2014

One-day conference at The King’s Fund! With local authority public health budgets being ring-fenced, there is an increased urgency to demonstrate return on investment in relation to public health interventions and explore methods of decision-support for public health priority-setting. This conference, run in partnership with the Local Government Association, will help public health professionals and health and wellbeing boards make better decisions on public health spending.

NHS Citizen Assembly + NHS England AGM

18/09/2014 09:30 - 17:00

We invite you to attend the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting on Thursday 18 September 2014. The day will contain lots of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public to debate, deliberate and work together to explore solutions to issues important to health and well-being in England.

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Realising the potential of primary care: the role of general practice

25/09/2014 09:00 - 16:45

This conference is aimed at general practices, and those working in community settings, who are considering how they can lead on providing an integrated system of care for their patients, and what organisational options are available for them to do this.

Realising the potential of primary care: the role of general practice

25/09/2014 09:00 - 16:00

Aimed at general practices and those working in community settings, this conference will give guidance on how to provide a co-ordinated experience of care for patients, outlining the organisational options available to do this.

The future’s digital: mental health and technology

25/09/2014 09:30 - 16:30

In the last twenty years digital technology has revolutionised the way we conduct our lives. Eighty per cent of homes now have internet access and we have the most developed eCommerce market in the world.

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Distance learning for NHS improvement

28/08/2014Distance learning for NHS improvement

We are always interested to hear new ideas about how services can be improved across the NHS. So, it was quite interesting that Monitor has come out and said it is looking at how acute services are provided by hospitals in other countries including France, Germany, Canada and America to see wha... more >
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Telehealth: the ‘quiet storm’

01/08/2014Telehealth: the ‘quiet storm’

David Morgan is a consultant otolaryngologist a... more >
How to achieve a financial turnaround

01/08/2014How to achieve a financial turnaround

Stephen Eames, chief executive at Mid Yorkshire... more >
A lot to complain about

01/08/2014A lot to complain about

There is something deeply wrong with the compla... more >
Medical engagement should be integral in NHS cultures

01/08/2014Medical engagement should be integral in NHS cultures

Vijaya Nath, assistant director of leadership d... more >

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Connecting Care for Children: bridging the gap in North West London

01/08/2014Connecting Care for Children: bridging the gap in North West London

John Deverill, director of Integrating Care, di... more >
Widening scope to tackle antimicrobial resistance

01/08/2014Widening scope to tackle antimicrobial resistance

In June the public selected antibiotic resistan... more >

editor's comment

01/08/2014Don’t shoot the messenger

There’s no doubt that we need both cultural and organisational changes to achieve the improvements that we all want to see in complaints handling in the NHS, and in its treatment of (and encouragement for) whistleblowers. The current system is fragmented and complex, with potentially valuable lessons from complaints often going un-learnt, and a defensive attitude still prevailing too often. Patients and families will obviously welcome simplifications and improvements to the... read more >

last word

Think before you speak: How to involve the public effectively when reconfiguring NHS services

Think before you speak: How to involve the public effectively when reconfiguring NHS services

The NHS is facing a tumultuous time as rising demand and a squeeze on public funding require hospitals and other providers to do more with less. At the same time, post-Francis and Keogh, there is a huge focus on the quality of care. As NHS bodies ... more > more last word articles >

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