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  1. Content Article
    The Committee is seeking input in the following areas: The invisibility of adult social care and its consequences Better support for unpaid carers Putting co-production at the heart of care The inquiry would like to hear evidence from: experts by experience people with a range of backgrounds
  2. Content Article
    The document includes guidance on: staff IPC considerations: vaccination, personal protective equipment (PPE), staff movement, testing IPC considerations for people receiving care: vaccination, testing environmental considerations: ventilation, waste management considerations specific to care homes: admissions, testing, visiting, outbreak management.
  3. News Article
    Everyone with type 1 diabetes in England should be offered some form of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology to support their care, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended. Updated draft guidelines published on 31 March recommend that all adults with type 1 diabetes should be offered a choice of either real time or intermittent (flash) CGM through a sensor attached to the skin as part of their ongoing NHS care. NICE also recommends that all young people aged 4 years and over with type 1 diabetes should be offered real time CGM and that s
  4. Content Article
    Key recommendations For Commissioners 1. Investment should be provided to: (a) establish prehabilitation services; (b) enable integrated Care Systems (England), Health Boards (Wales), Regional Health Boards (Scotland) and Health and Social Care Trusts (NI); and (c) expand perioperative services For NHS X 2. Ongoing work to bridge the Primary - secondary care interface should be accelerated. For primary care providers, surgeons, anaesthetists and multidisciplinary teams 3. Shared Decision Making (SDM) should be embedded throughout perioperative pathways. beginning
  5. News Article
    The number of adults living with dementia worldwide is on course to nearly triple to 153 million by 2050, according to the first study of its kind. Experts described the data as shocking and said it was clear that dementia presented “a major and rapidly growing threat to future health and social care systems” in every community, country and continent. US researchers said the dramatic rise from an estimated 57 million cases in 2019 would be primarily due to population growth and ageing. However, several risk factors for dementia – including obesity, smoking and high blood sugar – woul
  6. Content Article
    Key points: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on people receiving and providing social care in England. Since March, there have been more than 30,500 deaths among care home residents than we would normally expect, and a further 4,500 excess deaths among people receiving care in their own homes (domiciliary care). There has been a greater proportional increase in deaths among domiciliary care users than in care homes (225% compared to 208%). And while deaths in care homes have now returned to average levels for this time of year, the latest data (up until 19 Jun
  7. Content Article
    What can I learn? The role and responsibilities of maternity safety champions. How to build relationships at board-level and with stakeholders. Suggested activities to promote best practice. Signposting to existing safety initiatives and improvements that can offer support. Are you a maternity safety champion? Share your experience and discuss your work with other maternity safety champions on the hub.
  8. Content Article
    MEs are a key element of the death certification reforms, which, once in place, will deliver a more comprehensive system of assurances for all non-coronial deaths, regardless of whether the deceased is buried or cremated. MEs will be employed in the NHS system, ensuring lines of accountability are separate from NHS Acute Trusts but allowing for access to information in the sensitive and urgent timescales to register a death. This case study outlines the approach of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as one of the early adopter sites. To date, the following learning points have
  9. News Article
    Referrals to mental health crisis services in England have increased by almost 75% ‘post-pandemic’, senior NHS leaders have revealed. Documents submitted to NHS England and Improvement’s November board meeting capture the scale of demand facing the sector, which national director Claire Murdoch described to fellow leaders as “huge”. Bed occupancy rates in adult acute services have remained above the recommended ‘safe’ level of 85% since June 2020, performance reports suggest. Above that threshold, experts warn that patient safety, out of area placements, and surge deman
  10. News Article
    Following four deaths and more than 300 incidents with steroid replacement therapy involving patients with adrenal insufficiency in the past two years, patients at risk of adrenal crisis will be issued with a steroid emergency card. All adults with primary adrenal insufficiency (AI) will be issued an NHS steroid emergency card to support early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis, a National Patient Safety Alert has said. The cards will be issued by prescribers — including community pharmacists — from 18 August 2020. AI is an endocrine disorder, such as Addison’s disease,
  11. Content Article
    The NHS web page summarises: How capacity is assessed What is 'best interests' Deprivation of liberty Advanced statements and decisions Lasting powers of attorney The court of protection Professionals duties
  12. Content Article
    In 2020, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales (equivalent to a rate of 79.5 deaths per million people); this is 3.8% higher than the number of deaths registered in 2019 (4,393 deaths; 76.7 deaths per million). A worrying statistic, which the Transform Drugs Policy Foundation describes as #50YearsOfFailure: "For over 50 years, the war on drugs has caused injustice, suffering and tragedy to communities across the world. It's time to bring it to an end." In summary there were a record 2996 drug-related deaths in 2020: opioid deaths up
  13. Content Article
    Hospital-level care at home, in the form of remote monitoring and daily visits from medical professionals, is being touted as the potential future of healthcare, saving money and freeing up hospital beds. But as well as the financial considerations, it is important to reflect upon how this approach would feel to you as a potential patient in receipt of this novel treatment approach. As a patient, the upsides to being treated in your home instead of in hospital are obvious. It saves time and money to not have to travel to the hospital regularly for treatment. You are in the familiar settin
  14. Content Article
    What's new in the NICE shared decision making guideline? The three main areas of recommendations are: organisational practise related and recommendations on communication and documentation. On an organisational level, the 2021 NICE guideline on shared decision making asks organisations to consider the following: making a senior leader accountable for the leadership and embedding of shared decision making appointing a patient director to work with this senior leader. The guidance also states that for effective shared decision making, appointments or c
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