After years of struggle to get our voices heard, the final report of the Cumberlege Review gave women harmed by mesh a ray of hope that perhaps help, and redress, were at hand. The report recommended that the NHS establish specialist mesh centres across the country to provide mesh removal and other treatment options to women suffering from debilitating complications as a result of pelvic mesh surgery.
As Founder of Sling the Mesh, I was keen that our 9,000+ members were involved in the process of designing how these specialist centres would be set up. It had taken us a long time to get he
The report makes the following recommendations for designers and developers of digital tools, and the NHS organisations who select and implement them:
Work with digital innovations that meet the highest standards for accessibility and usability;
Test digital products and services thoroughly with a cross section of patients, providers and commissioners;
Use data to optimise and improve delivery to improve outcomes and minimise exclusion over time.
Understand how different people may need specific channels of delivery at different times or for differ
Collaborative multidisciplinary working is needed to ensure that pain, hypotension and delirium do not hold back early progress in physiotherapy.
Patients should be helped to get up by the day after surgery – such ‘mobilisation’ is key to patients’ wellbeing and avoidance of complications such as delirium, deconditioning and pressure damage. This mobilisation is just one element of the physiotherapy provided to patients, but it is the key measure that the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) will use to drive forward local quality improvemen
As occupational therapists our aim is to maximise independence and support people to carry out daily life activities - their ‘occupations’. These activities include self-care, leisure and productivity - ranging from brushing your teeth to going to the supermarket. Our role requires a deep understanding of the significant impact that these seemingly ordinary routines have on peoples’ health and wellbeing.
Occupational therapists are found in a variety of services across both physical and mental health. The role of an OT in any setting involves striking a balance between optimising patient
Some of the key issues covered in the report include:
understanding the significance of staging dementia, the challenges and decisions occurring at each stage, and the specificities of different types of dementias.
delving into the impact of diagnosis on people living with dementia, their carers, relatives, and communities.
addressing the symptoms and changes commonly associated with dementia, and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions that can help people living with dementia and their carers.
showcasing international and national pe
Twenty-seven papers were eligible. The perspectives of patients and families, healthcare professionals, nonclinical staff, and legal staff were sought across acute, mental health and maternity settings.
Most patients and families valued being involved; however, it was important that investigations were flexible and sensitive to both clinical and emotional aspects of care to avoid compounding harm. This included the following: early active listening with empathy for trauma, sincere and timely apology, fostering trust and transparency, making realistic timelines clear, and establishing effe
Summary of results
People treated for cancer in England report generally positive experiences of care in hospital, but the results also show that care can lack personalisation, and that there are gaps in the wider support for people with cancer outside of hospital.
Most respondents described positive experiences of care from specialist cancer teams and in hospital. Nine in ten had a main point of contact in their care team (92%), and almost all said that this person was “quite” or “very” helpful (96%). Similarly, respondents were positive about the support they received in hospi
68% of PLHIV in the study were worried about the long-term effects of HIV medicines
65% of PLHIV agreed that they would like to be more involved in decisions about their HIV treatment
Those who reported being informed of undetectable =untransmittable (U=U) by their healthcare professionals had more favourable health outcomes than those who reported not being informed
Scope of the review
The terms of reference outline that the review will consider cases from 1 April 2012 to a time anticipated to be three months before publication of the final report. Where the chair of the review believes the consideration of a case from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2012 may add significantly to the review’s findings, it may be considered.
Cases in the scope of the review will include clinical incidents where mothers and/or babies have suffered severe harm or death. The review will clearly and concisely set out to NUH an understanding of the elements of maternity care