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  1. Content Article
    This qualitative study in the Journal of Patient Safety aimed to understand the perception of dental patients who have experienced a dental diagnostic error and to identify patient-centred strategies to help reduce future occurrences. Recruiting patients via social media, the researchers conducted a screening survey, initial assessment and 67 individual patient interviews to capture the effects of misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis or delayed diagnosis on patient lives. They found that dental patients endured prolonged suffering, disease progression, unnecessary treatments and the development of new symptoms as a result of diagnostic errors. Patients believed that the following factors contributed to diagnostic errors: Poor provider communication Inadequate time with provider Lack of patient self-advocacy and health literacy. Patients suggested that future diagnostic errors could be mitigated through: improvements in provider chairside manners more detailed patient diagnostic workups improving personal self-advocacy enhanced reporting systems.
  2. Content Article
    This Medscape article looks at misconceptions about the impact of diet on cancer progression that are being spread on social media platforms such as TikTok. Examples of these ideas include the idea that you can 'starve' cancer by cutting out carbohydrates, or that an alkaline diet will stop cancer by neutralising the acid environment around a tumour. The author, John Kerr, asks whether there should be a rallying call for cancer health professionals to do more to "push these scientifically illiterate concepts away." He suggests, "Rather than just shrugging our shoulders, perhaps we should be thinking more about it?"
  3. Content Article
    Good medical practice sets out the principles, values, and standards of care and professional behaviour expected of all medical professionals registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). Using social media as a medical professional builds on Good medical practice to provide more detail on our expectations of medical professionals in this area. The professional standards describe good practice, and not every departure from them will be considered serious. You must use your professional judgement to apply the standards to your day-to-day practice.
  4. News Article
    NHS trusts are sharing intimate details about patients’ medical conditions, appointments and treatments with Facebook without consent and despite promising never to do so. An Observer investigation has uncovered a covert tracking tool in the websites of 20 NHS trusts which has for years collected browsing information and shared it with the tech giant in a major breach of privacy. The data includes granular details of pages viewed, buttons clicked and keywords searched. It is matched to the user’s IP address – an identifier linked to an individual or household – and in many cases details of their Facebook account. Information extracted by Meta Pixel can be used by Facebook’s parent company, Meta, for its own business purposes – including improving its targeted advertising services. Records of information sent to the firm by NHS websites reveal it includes data which – when linked to an individual – could reveal personal medical details. It was collected from patients who visited hundreds of NHS webpages about HIV, self-harm, gender identity services, sexual health, cancer, children’s treatment and more. It also includes details of when web users clicked buttons to book an appointment, order a repeat prescription, request a referral or to complete an online counselling course. Millions of patients are potentially affected. Read full story Source: The Guardian, 27 May 2023
  5. News Article
    YouTube has launched a verification system for healthcare workers in the UK as it battles disinformation online. In 2022, health videos were viewed more than three billion times in the UK alone on the video-sharing platform. Doctors, nurses and psychologists have been applying for the scheme since June and must meet rigorous criteria set by the tech giant to be eligible. Successful applicants will have a badge under their name identifying them as a genuine, licensed healthcare worker. But YouTubers have warned the system is only meant for education purposes, not to replace medical advice from your GP. Vishaal Virani, who leads health content for YouTube, said it was important simply due to the sheer number of people accessing healthcare information on the video-sharing platform. "Whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not, whether the health industry is pushing for it or not, people are accessing health information online," he told the BBC. "We need to do as good a job as possible to bring rigour to the content that they are subsequently consuming when they do start their care journey online." Read full story Source: BBC News, 8 September 2023
  6. Content Article
    Social media can be a fascinating part of the medical world—an intriguing cocktail of joyousness and apathy, good and dark intentions, facts and counter facts. To some, this is something to be dismissed easily. Yet, over time and with easier access to the internet, social media platforms have also become places of dynamism and activism, where things can happen a lot more quickly than in traditional systems, writes Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology, in this BMJ opinion piece.
  7. Content Article
    The Patient Experience Platform (PEP) is a listening tool which offers a new approach to collecting and analysing the views of patients on health services. The platform delivers comprehensive real-time reporting of what patients think about their care and provides actionable insights to inform operational decisions. This second annual report explains how PEP data is collected and analysed and explores some key findings on trends and variations in patient experiences across hospitals in England.
  8. Content Article
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in health service utilisation patterns and a rapid rise in care being delivered remotely. However, there has been little published research examining patients’ experiences of accessing remote consultations since COVID-19. Such research is important as remote methods for delivering some care may be maintained in the future.
  9. News Article
    Talking Medicines, a social intelligence company for the pharmaceutical industry, has secured £1.1 million funding deal to scale up its AI-based platform for measuring patient sentiment. Tern, an investment company specialising in the Internet of Things (“IoT”), is the lead investor in a syndicated funding round alongside The Scottish Investment Bank, Scottish Enterprise’s investment arm. Led by CEO Jo Halliday alongside co-founders Dr Elizabeth Fairley and Dr Scott Crae, Talking Medicines will use the funds to support the launch and roll-out of a new AI data platform, which will translate what patients are saying into intelligence by providing a global patient confidence score by medicine. As part of these plans, the business intends to immediately recruit 9 new employees to the NLP data tech team. Formed in 2013 to create new ways of capturing the voice of the patient, the Glasgow-based firm uses a combination of AI, machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) tech tools to capture and analyse the conversations and behaviours of patients at home, with the aim of transforming big pharma’s understanding of patient sentiment. Through mapping the patient voice from social media and connected devices to regulated medicine information, it is able to build data points to determine trends and patterns of patient sentiment across medicines. The round brings the total raised by the firm to £2.5m, including three previous seed funding rounds with previous investors including impact investor SIS Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank. Talking Medicines CEO Halliday, said: “This investment will scale our team and the development of our AI, ML, NLP tech tools to translate what patients are saying into actionable pharma grade intelligence through our global patient confidence score by medicine.”
  10. News Article
    A qualitative study of Twitter hashtags revealed power hierarchies can damage the patient experience and clinician relationship. In an analysis of a popular Twitter hashtag, researchers found that patients largely take umbrage when they feel their doctor does not believe their ailment or knowledge about their healthcare, and when they perceive a power hierarchy between themselves and their clinician. Although not as many patients are using Twitter to get peer feedback on certain providers (the Binary Fountain poll showed only 21% of patients do this), the social media website still holds a lot of power, researchers from the University of California system explained. Twitter is a large platform that hosts social discourse. Healthcare professionals use Twitter to disseminate public health and patient education messages and to network, while 61% of patients use Twitter to learn more about their health, as well. Read full article Source: Patient Engagement HIT, 29 October 2020
  11. Event
    Uncover the impact and value of media stories exposing patient safety incidents. Shaun Lintern, Health Correspondent at The Independent, will join Jonathan Hazan, Chair of Patient Safety Learning and Moira Durbridge, President of the Patient Safety Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, for this interactive webinar which will explain how the media work to promote patient safety stories, illustrate how media stories can be a spur to local patient safety improvements and show how the media can be a powerful medium for communicating patient safety. Register
  12. Content Article
    Type 1 diabetes is a life-long condition that causes the level of glucose in a person’s blood to be too high. It is caused by the body’s immune system attacking the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, the hormone that allows the body to use glucose as energy. It cannot be cured, and people with diabetes need to inject or infuse insulin multiple times a day to control their blood sugar levels. Peer support communities can help people with type 1 diabetes to manage their condition safely and feel less isolated. In this blog, Paul Sandells, a diabetes peer supporter and advocate, talks about the important role of peer support in helping people with type 1 diabetes improve their blood glucose control and deal with the burden that diabetes can place on daily life.
  13. Content Article
    PEP Health is a social media listening tool which offers a radical new approach to collecting and analysing the views of patients on the health services they encounter. The platform delivers comprehensive real-time reporting of what patients really think about their care and provide actionable insights that can function as a board assurance tool and provide feedback to inform operational decisions. This report explores some of the key findings from PEP Health data on trends and variation in patient experiences across hospitals in England and derives insights and recommendations that can lead to improvement in care.
  14. Content Article
    Time to Talk Mental Health UK is a fully private and confidential Facebook Community. The community is highly interactive and fully moderated. They provide a safe place for people to talk about their mental health in confidence with others who understand. In addition, they provide events, regular clubs and a library of resources.  The community enables consistent support, which may otherwise be lacking in the mental health care package.
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