The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Chief Scientist Office (CSO) Scotland, Health and Care Research Wales, and the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland invites people to use the UK Standards for Public Involvement in all types of research activity. People, teams and organisations in health research often ask "What does good public involvement in research look like?". High quality public involvement can make a real difference to research and healthcare; however, it needs to evolve and improve over time.
The UK Standards for Public Involvement provide clear, concise statements of effective public involvement against which improvement can be assessed.
This short video, by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, demonstrates the Soothing Patient Anxiety (SPA), a unique approach to co-production in meeting the needs of complex patients requiring a surgical intervention.
The NICE 2010 guidance (CG92) requires that all adult hospital inpatients undergo a VTE risk assessment (RA) using a standardised national VTE RA template – upon admission, again 48 hours later, and whenever the patient’s clinical condition changes.
Based on the national template, clinicians at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (CHUFT) pioneered an electronic VTE RA tool that enables the assessment to be completed in 30 seconds. This tool has the added benefits of calculating the risk of VTE and recommending appropriate prophylaxis using a pharmacological and/or mechanical agent. This decision support tool is web-based and is now available to any organisation across the globe. The tool and the VTE prevention programme at Colchester Hospital won the 2010 NHS Innovation Award for Patient Safety.
This National Partnership Agreement sets out:
the defined roles of the five partners
the commitment to working together and sharing accountability for delivery through the linked governance structures
core objectives and our priorities for 2018-21, and a link to the workplans that provide the details of the activities to deliver priorities
how they are working together to improve data and evidence so that they can better understand the health needs of people in custody and the quality of health and social care services delivered to people in prisons.
This has not been implemented in a clinical setting. However, parents/ carers have been involved in the initial testing and ongoing development. Feedback is provided either via the helpline, an online survey signposted within the app or the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Act did two key things:
Put a duty on the Government to produce and regularly review an autism strategy to meet the needs of autistic adults in England. The first ever strategy for autistic people in England, Fulfilling and rewarding lives, was published in 2010 with a commitment to review this strategy three years later. The new strategy, Think Autism, was published in April 2014.
Put a duty on the Government to produce statutory guidance for local authorities to implement the strategy locally.
Based on the author, Bonnie Friedman's own experiences, Hospital Warrior lays out in direct, simple terms hard-learned and time-tested tactics to help ensure a loved one's medical needs are met. Hospital Warrior also includes checklists and interviews with doctors and other healthcare professionals who provide essential tips and advice for the reader.
Bonnie Friedman is passionate about hospital healthcare. Her expertise is hard-won, based on more than 24 years of advocating for her husband through 14 separate hospitalisations – some fairly routine, some quite dramatic and some truly life-and-death experiences.
There is an urgent need to respond to the challenges experienced by carers at the point of transition and beyond, by ensuring early and coordinated planning, effective information sharing and communication and clear transition processes and guidelines. A person‐centred and family‐centred approach is required to minimise negative impact on the health and well‐being of the young adult with intellectual disabilities and their carers.