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  1. Content Article
    Three NHS case studies (from acute care, primary care and commissioning) are described and reviewed in the light of evidence from successful organisational change in the US. Eight key features of successful leadership for patient and family centred care are outlined: Strong, committed senior leadership Active engagement of patients and families Clarity of goals Focus on the workforce Building staff capacity Adequate resourcing of care delivery redesign Performance measurement and feedback
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    The full impact of COVID-19 has not yet been realised, but what we do know is that we have been navigating with no roadmap or star to guide us. In terms of the three psychological phases of a crisis, we have worked through the initial state of ‘emergency’ where we have had (largely) shared goals and an urgency that made us feel energised, focused and even productive. However, this phase feels like it is in its descendancy and most of us are now in the next phase of ‘regression’ where the future feels uncertain and we have lost that sense of purpose. In my work with colleagues from across
  3. News Article
    Regulators have uncovered multiple examples of patients being put at risk when junior doctors are left with tasks they are not trained for, lacking support, and facing bullying and inappropriate behaviour. Inspection teams have had to intervene – in some cases contacting senior trust staff – to ensure urgent issues are addressed, after the inspections. Health Education England oversees training nationally, which includes making the checks at trusts which have been put under “enhanced monitoring” by the professional regulator, the General Medical Council, because of concerns from trai
  4. News Article
    Medical students who are employed in the NHS as part of efforts to swell staff numbers to tackle covid-19 should not be expected to “step up” and act outside of their competency, says the BMA in new guidance. This is the first set of guidance released by the BMA specifically for medical students, who have had placements and exams cancelled and are uncertain about how they might be employed in the NHS in the current crisis. It says that any employment should be voluntary and within the competency of the student, who should have adequate access to personal protective equipment. The BMA
  5. News Article
    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has criticised a new trust’s leadership after issuing it with a warning notice to improve care in its two emergency departments. The watchdog warned North Cumbria Integrated Care Foundation Trust that patients were not always receiving timely and appropriate care, while delayed transfers of care had “resulted in significant delays in admitting patients on to wards”. The CQC — which carried out focused inspections at the trust in August and September after concerns were raised about risks to patient and staff safety — added there was evidence of “insu
  6. Content Article
    Imposter syndrome – that feeling of being not enough and the more you notice it the bigger it becomes. It lands in the pit of your stomach, it’s that voice that says "you, really?". And rather than going away, it shouts a little louder and risks being a real interference to you being at your absolute best. It's common in high achievers, perfectionists. A friend recently asked me if we are born with it. I don’t think so but I do think it has its roots in early labelling – he’s the bright one, she’s the kind one. And we learn to hide it. I did a quick straw poll last week. Everyone I s
  7. News Article
    Nurses will be trained to perform surgery under new NHS measures to cut waiting times. Nursing staff will be urged to undertake a two year course to become “surgical care practitioners” as part of the drive to slash waiting times but critics have warned it will worsen the nursing shortage. Nurses who qualify will be tasked with removing hernias, benign cysts and some skin cancers, according to the Daily Mail. They will also assist during major surgeries such as heart bypasses and hip and knee replacements. The re-trained nurses will be tasked with closing up incisions after operation
  8. News Article
    Hospitals will be required to employ patient safety specialists from next April as part of efforts by the health service to reduce thousands of avoidable errors every year. NHS trusts will be told to identify staff who will be designated as the safety specialist for each organisation. These workers, who will get specific training and work as part of a network across the country, will help to tackle a fragmentation in the way safety issues are dealt with in the NHS and ensure nationwide action on key safety risks is coordinated. The proposals are part of a national patient safety stra
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    What do you need to know to be safe at work? We all have different roles in healthcare to provide clinical care and treatment; support services, maintenance, purchasing, communication and IT support. Some of us are employed to provide specific safety information and advice (e.g. fire safety, infection prevention). This webinar from the Q Community will introduce an accredited learning pathway for everyone. Level 1 (one hour online e-learning) introduces a new way of thinking about safety using Human Factors. Level 2 & 3 introduce more detail and integrate capabilities from the Nationa
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    The uncertainty and anxiety that come with the experience of complexity can be overwhelming. It can be hard to think clearly and act wisely, and our wellbeing can easily suffer. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these experiences an everyday occurrence for many people, and the need for us to work clearly, wisely and healthily has never been more pressing. These Organisational Development workshops from the King's Fund will lift the lid on complexity. Together, you’ll explore how encouraging ourselves and others to understand and acknowledge the loss of control when faced with complexity can he
  11. Event
    This masterclass, facilitated by Barry Moult, a former Head of Information Governance for an NHS Trust, and his colleague Andrew Harvey, will focus on developing your role as a SIRO (Senior Information Risk Officer) in health and social care. Further information and to book your place or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk A discount is available to hub members by quoting reference hcuk20psl when booking (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer; full T&Cs available upon request).
  12. Content Article
    About 6% of patients in healthcare settings internationally experience harm that could have been prevented. Around one in eight of these cases result in severe harm, causing permanent disability or death. Drug errors, therapeutic management incidents and incidents involving invasive clinical procedures are the most common causes of preventable patient harm. Higher rates of harm were seen in intensive care and surgical departments than in general hospital settings. This NIHR funded review pooled data from observational studies carried out around the world. It was not possible to identify c
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    This conference focuses on patient involvement and partnership for patient safety including implementing the New National Framework for involving patients in patient safety, and developing the role of the Patient Safety Partner (PSP) in your organisation or service. This conference will enable you to: Network with colleagues who are working to involve patients in improving patient safety. Reflect on patient perspective. Understand how to implement the June 2021 National Framework for Involving Patients in Patient Safety. Improve the way you recruit, work with
  14. Content Article
    Key themes of the Standards Caseloads, capacity and time An effective District Nursing service should serve the need for nursing care in a defined community. District Nurses understand the needs of their local community but there must also be clear referral criteria for other services. A growing and ageing population, deprivation, communication issues, social isolation, acuity, multimorbidity, ‘rookie’ factor (number of inexperienced staff), travel time, frailty, cognitive issues, lack of other services and lack of home support systems all affect the demand for healthcare delive
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