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    A coroner has raised concerns about a mental heath trust where staff falsified records made on the night a man died. Eliot Harris, 48, died in the Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth, run by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), in April 2020. Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said that, two years on, staff were still not recording observations properly. The 48-year-old, who had schizophrenia, had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after he became agitated at his care home and refused to take medication. He was taken to Northgate Hospital and, after a period in
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    The report covers the following areas: Setting the stage: using time in range to contextualise the impact of diabetes technologies A rapidly evolving landscape: benefits of AID systems Limitations of AID systems Education and expectations: a critical component of AID systems for both patients with diabetes and providers Patient perspective Provider perspective Special populations—what is needed? Considerations for patient selection for current AID systems Safety aspects to be considered for AID systems Cybersecurity, data privacy, d
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    Coroner's concerns Substantial evidence was heard at the inquest with regard to observations which were not carried out in respect of Eliot Harris in accordance with NSFT’s Policy and with regard to staff not undergoing training and assessment of their competency to carry out observations correctly. Quality audits undertaken following Eliot Harris’s death, show that observations are still not being carried out and recorded in accordance with NSFT’s most recent policy – more than two years following Eliot’s death. Not all staff have completed training with regard to carrying out of obser
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    The conference theme, ‘The Surgical Multidisciplinary Team: delivering safe, skilled, and effective care’ will focus on career progression for various practitioner groups whilst exploring the benefits of working collectively in a modern surgical team. Delegates will hear personal experiences of the challenges faced from the perspective of a Surgical First Assistant (SFA) and a consultant and a surgical trainee’s experience of working with non-medical practitioners. In addition, delegates will hear presentations on the need for a professional indemnity cover and much more. Re
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    It is essential that NHS teams are encouraged to educate the workforce about the digital services and products available across the vital area of wound care. Digital Health enables a speedier application, results in improved patient safety, and alleviates staff pressures. The foundational core of these emerging innovations is the essential need for the NHS workforce to understand how “Digital Transformation” works. Especially regarding wound care, as it is such an easily adopted and accessible route. This webinar featuring senior stakeholders across NHS England/Academic Health
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    Treating trauma can be traumatic. The UK now has over 30 major trauma centres which treat more than 40,000 patients with traumatic injuries each year. For people under the age of 40, trauma remains a leading cause of death, and trauma survivors often experience life-changing injury and long-term disability. This study day examines the impact of various traumatic injuries on patients and the teams who care for them. Exploring burns, orthopaedic and battlefield trauma, as well as how to manage mass casualty events, you’ll learn about a wide range of trauma care scenarios. The speakers will
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    This ASCEND (acquiring skills, career exploration, networking and development) webinar aims to help students and newly qualified practitioners to develop the practical and personal skills needed to succeed during the early years of their perioperative career. It will focus on two main skills - leadership and the management of anaesthetic emergencies. Leadership is often mistaken for something that only comes with vast experience in a particular discipline. We will be re-examining ‘what is leadership?’ and introducing some leadership opportunities available early in your perioperative care
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    Local public health systems have recently been tested to an unprecedented degree. The pandemic response since March 2020 has necessitated the scaling up of diagnostic and testing capacity, enhanced collaborative working across the health system and a rapidly assembled nationwide vaccination programme. This free online event from the King's Fund will provide an opportunity to share experiences and lessons from the public health response to the pandemic, including how local systems have mobilised and collaborated, the barriers faced by those designing and delivering services and prioritie
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    Population health is an increasingly clear and important priority for the health and care system and is key in addressing health inequalities. This is clear in the NHS Long Term Plan, in the 2022 Health and Care Act, and in the current and likely future policy landscape. A population health-led approach to health and care aims to improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across an entire population. Whether you’re working in an integrated care system (ICS), primary care network, a national body, community group, or you’re someone wi
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    On 1 July, integrated care systems (ICSs) became statutory bodies following changes brought about by the Health and Care Act 2022. Through keynote speeches, panel debates and practical case study sessions, this King's Fund virtual conference will explore how to make the most of the opportunities created by the current reforms and deliver meaningful improvements in quality of care and population health. Register
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    The health and care sector is undergoing fundamental change and facing profound challenges. As it continues to deal with the impact of Covid-19, which has exacerbated the workforce crisis and health inequalities, the Health and Care Act introduces changes to how health and care services are organised and delivered with the aim of integrating care for people in England. The King’s Fund annual conference 2022 will bring together leaders from across the health and care system. Through keynote speeches, panel debates and interactive workshops, you can join peers to explore the impact of curre
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    Tackling inequalities is of vital importance to improving health outcomes. Join top experts from healthcare, science and policy at this full-day conference, in partnership with NHS England. Taking place at the Royal Society of Medicine in Central London, you’ll connect with the latest research and thinking on health inequalities, including at a networking event in the evening. The conference will include key speakers and panel sessions in the morning. The panels will focus on the importance of the key clinical areas outlined in the Core20PLUS5 approach and the role of national organi
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    On 12 October, 11:00-12:00 CET, the ETUI is hosting a webinar on cancer risks in healthcare workers: identification of Hazardous Medicinal Products (HMPs). In the healthcare sector, 12.7 million workers across the EU are potentially exposed to Hazardous Medicinal Products (HMPs). While these drugs are vital in the treatment of different diseases (for example, cancers and psoriasis), they can also pose health risks to those exposed to them at work such as nurses, pharmacists and cleaners. The ETUI has identified 121 HMPs commonly used in the healthcare sector which can cause cancer
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    Ian Lindsley, Secretary of the SHBN, began by welcoming those on the call and talking through the speakers and the presentations. The first presentation was given by Martin McMahon of the Health and Safety Executive on the Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Sharps Regulations 2013 by the HSE. The PIR will assess post implementation effectiveness of these legislative regulations against the objectives as laid out in the original impact assessment and must be concluded, submitted and agreed by Minister by 10 May 2023. The HSE are currently engaged in the evidence and analysis process to inf
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    At least 175 children with the blood disorder haemophilia were infected with HIV in the 1980s, according to documents from the national archives seen by BBC News. Some of the families affected are giving evidence at a public inquiry into what has been called the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. It was almost 36 years ago - in late October 1986 - but Linda will never forget the day she was told her son had been infected. She had been called into a consulting room in Birmingham Children's Hospital, with 16-year-old Michael. As a toddler, he had been diagnosed wi
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    Nurses will start voting on Thursday on whether to strike over pay amid warnings that record numbers are leaving the profession. Around 300,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are being asked if they want to mount a campaign of industrial action in the union’s first UK-wide ballot. The RCN said new analysis by London Economics to coincide with the ballot launch showed that pay for nurses has declined at twice the rate of the private sector in the last decade. It is the first time in its 106-year history that the RCN has balloted members across the UK on strike acti
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    A troubled trust’s inpatient wards for people with a learning disability or autism have been rated “inadequate”, with staff criticised for resorting to restraint too readily which sometimes injured patients. Care Quality Commission inspectors visited Lanchester Road Hospital in Durham and Bankfields Court in Middlesborough, run by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust, in May and June. They found most people were being nursed in long-term segregation and some patients had very limited interaction with staff. Among the CQC’s main criticisms was of high levels of restrictive
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    The physical and mental health of tens of thousands of cancer patients in England and Wales is deteriorating because they are having to wait months for financial support from the government, a charity has warned. Macmillan Cancer Support said many are waiting as long as five months to receive their personal independence payment (PIP), which is paid to people with long-term physical and mental health conditions or disability, and who have difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around. Health leaders said the “unacceptable” situation had now become critical, with thousands
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    A miniature radar system that tracks a person as they walk around their home could be used to measure the effectiveness of treatments for Parkinson’s. The disease, which affects about 145,000 people in the UK, is linked to the death of nerve cells in the brain that help to control movement. With no quick diagnostic test available at present, doctors must usually review a patient’s medical history and look for symptoms that often develop only very slowly, such as muscle stiffness and tremors. The device, about the size of a wi-fi router, is designed to give a more precise picture
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    Rocco Friebel and Laia Maynou examined the prevalence of five avoidable in-hospital patient safety incidents (adverse drug reactions, hospital-acquired infections, pressure ulcers, postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, and postoperative sepsis) for four developmental disability groups (people with intellectual disability, chromosomal abnormalities, pervasive developmental disorders, and congenital malformation syndrome) in the NHS during the period April 2017–March 2019. The authors found that the likelihood of experiencing harm in disability groups was up to 2.7-fold
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    Fantastic article , co production and co involment are key here , yet absent ! I do wonder why ?
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