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  1. Content Article
    This document covers the following subjects: Section 1: embedding digital technologies Equipping the system digitally for better care Digitising health and social care records A life-long, joined-up health and care record Digitally supported diagnoses Supporting independent healthy lives Putting NHS services in people’s pockets through digital channels Scaling digital health self-help, diagnostics and therapies Accelerating adoption of proven tech Systematising tech research and development partnerships Buying tech better acr
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    The report addresses the following questions: How many people are waiting for elective procedures? What are the most common procedures on the waiting list? Is there a hidden waiting list, and what is on it? Is there a waiting lists postcode lottery across England? How much will it cost to clear the waiting list? Are patients shifting to private care? What are the possible trajectories for waiting lists through to 2030?
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    The Human Factors in Patient Safety Conference 2022 will take place in the O’Flanagan Lecture Theatre, 123 St Stephen's Green, on Friday 23 September 2022. Bringing together a community of human factors in patient safety advocates across Ireland and abroad, the annual Human Factors in Patient Safety Conference will offer the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights from human factors experts. The conference will include contributions from: Martin Bromiley OBE, Founder of Clinical Human Factors Group UK – Listening Down to Develop your Safety Behaviours Mr Pet
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    Survey questions include requests for feedback on specific proposals and opportunities for wider thoughts and comment on the subject. You can read the NMC's full public consultation document before completing the survey. The survey will take around 20 minutes to complete and is open until 23.59 pm on 12 August 2022.
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    The new framework for regulation of medical devices in the UK will be built on five pillars: Strengthening MHRA power to act to keep patients safe Making the UK a focus for innovation, the best place to develop and introduce innovative medical devices Addressing health inequalities and mitigating biases throughout medical device product lifecycles Proportionate regulation which supports businesses through access routes that build on synergies with both EU and wider global standards Setting world leading standards – Building the UKCA mark as a global exemplar
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    When we talk about eating disorders, a lot of people will immediately think of a white, emaciated teenage girl. This stereotype, combined with high levels of stigma, is a huge contributing factor as to why so many people affected by eating disorders are unable to access support from the health system. When people face barriers to accessing eating disorder services, it prevents them from getting potentially life-saving help. Hospital admissions for people with eating disorders have increased by 84% in the last five years. Eating disorders are not new illnesses, but what we know is that the
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    Key findings Positive results Of those who have been told who is in charge of organising their care, 96% said that they knew how to contact this person. 90% said the person organised their care quite well or very well. There was a statistically significant improvement since 2019 in the percentage of people who have had the possible side effects and purpose of their medicines discussed with them. Areas for improvement Accessing care Two in five people (42%) thought the waiting time for their NHS talking therapies was too long. Only 41% of people ha
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    This collection contains information on the following subjects: Health literacy widens inequalities What happens when health information is not clear? How can we help people understand health information? (Simple, balanced language; Finding the focus; Online information needs to be relevant; Visuals, videos and going viral) Who may face extra barriers understanding health information? (People facing language barriers; People with language difficulties and learning disabilities; People living with dementia; Communities with low literacy)
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    Findings The design, layout and décor of wards affected the behaviour of patients and the ‘atmosphere’ on wards. Wards that resembled a living space, rather than a clinical environment, were considered by the investigation to have a calmer, happier atmosphere. Current guidance on ward design and layout did not reflect current clinical thinking in relation to medicine administration areas. The number of learning disability nurses recruited by the NHS each year is currently matched by the number of learning disability nurses leaving the NHS each year. NHS England a
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    The APPGs are inviting individuals and organisations to submit written evidence which addresses the following questions: To what extent are maternity services affected by staffing shortages? What are the principal factors that are causing staffing shortages? What impact are staffing shortages having on the quality and/or safety of antenatal care? What impact are staffing shortages having on the quality and/or safety of labour and birth? What impact are staffing shortages having on the quality and/or safety of postnatal care? What impact are staffing shorta
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    The authors identified a range of internal and external barriers to UDI implementation in health systems, including: lack of organizational support information technology gaps clinical resistance information technology vendor resistance limitations in manufacturer support gaps in reference data lack of an overall UDI system). They also identified strategies for overcoming these barriers, including: relationship building education engagement communication. They concluded that next steps to advance UDI adoption nee
  12. Community Post
    The comments below were all shared by members of Sling the Mesh and other mesh Facebook support groups in response to a call for the worst things that have been said to patients on their mesh journey. If you have had mesh surgery, please add your accounts of interactions with doctors and other healthcare professionals in this thread. Transvaginal mesh Hubby said "It’s really painful for her when we have sex." Dr replied, "Have you tried anal?" and then winked at my hubby. I thought my husband was going to punch the surgeon. My surgeon emailed me to attend mental well being t