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  1. Content Article
    The report makes five recommendations: Create an induction offer for named Health Inequality leads, including role guides and examples of actions to be taken. Use national and local action learning sets, which are already in place in some areas, for named Health Inequality leads. Create a repository of high-quality evidence, knowledge resources, methods and regularly updated case studies that reflect the progress that’s being made. Commit to a long-term policy focus and a cross-government strategy that places addressing inequalities at the heart of system development.
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    The Royal College of Physicians calls for the NHS to take the opportunity to address the consultant shortage as the UK begins to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Key findings of the census Only 52% of posts advertised were filled. For the past eight years, barely half of advertised consultant posts were filled, mostly due to a lack of suitable applicants. 36% of consultants described being in control of their workload only ‘sometimes’ or ‘almost never’. 38% said that they worked excessive hours or had an excessive workload ‘almost always’ or ‘most of the time’. 35% o
  3. Content Article
    The guidance covers the following areas: Part 1: Raising a concern Duty to raise concerns Overcoming obstacles to reporting Steps to raise a concern Part 2: Acting on a concern Investigating concerns Help and advice
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    Digital tools are a way to empower people and transform the way they receive and engage with health care services. In this way, digital tools contribute to the NHS long term plan commitment to a more concerted and systematic approach to reducing health inequalities and addressing unwarranted variation in care. 'Disruptive innovation' refers to technologies which address an unmet clinical need for the NHS, or which significantly improve current treatment options, and which are likely to be disruptive to current service delivery or lead to a step change in established care pathways in the UK.
  5. Content Article
    This report analysed the survey responses of 8,119 people currently providing care in the UK. It highlights the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on unpaid carers' lives because of the increased amount of care they are having to provide, and the knock-on affect this has on other areas of life. Carers UK estimates that an additional 4.5 million people became unpaid carers in March 2020 due to the pandemic. The report makes a number of recommendations to the Government relating to: carers and their finances, including increasing the carers allowance and changing eligibility for other
  6. Content Article
    The manifesto calls for equal access to high-quality, person centred community rehabilitation. It highlights current gaps in services, discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and states that failing to provide equal access to community rehabilitation falls short of the NHS constitution. It identifies the negative impact of inadequate community rehabilitation services, including: reduced quality of life and independence for people with long term conditions. increased risk of death for cardiovascular disease patients. increased emergency hospital admissions for fal
  7. Content Article
    In her report, the coroner highlights two matters of concern in this case: Initial delay in seeing a doctor Mr Collinson was not seen by a Doctor until eight hours after he arrived at hospital. The reason given for this was that the department was highly pressured on this date, and although a junior doctor had assigned the case to them by "clicking", that doctor had not in fact been able to see Mr Collinson. He did not "unclick" the patient and therefore other doctors who may have had capacity were not aware that Mr Collinson had not been seen. The coroner expressed concerns that
  8. News Article
    The COVID-19 crisis triggered high levels of anxiety and depression among doctors in the UK, Italy and Spain, a new study has found The research of 5,000 survey responses, across the three countries, found Italian doctors were most likely to have suffered during the crisis last year. The study, published in PLOS ONE, measured the mental wellbeing of doctors in Catalonia (Spain), Italy and the UK during June, November and December 2020. It found that around one in four medical doctors in Italy had experienced symptoms of anxiety in June and December 2020, with around one in five
  9. Content Article
    We are currently developing the Open Registry infrastructure in South West England, and are bringing together medical device manufacturers (from the world's largest to the smallest) and NHS trusts, with their surgeons that already have relationships with specific manufacturers. Using the system: a patient example Imagine that you are in a consultation with your surgeon, who advises that the mitral valve in your heart needs to be repaired. Your surgeon advises that this procedure can be done with minimally invasive surgery. They recommend using Device-X and you ask, "Why, what evidence
  10. Content Article
    The report makes several recommendations including: Provide adequate resourcing for multidisciplinary PMRT review teams, including administrative support. Ensure the involvement of independent external members in the team. Action: Trusts and Health Boards, regional/network support systems and organisations, Service Commissioners Use the PMRT parent engagement materials to support engaging parents and families in the review process, including making them aware a review is taking place and giving them flexible opportunities at different stages to discuss their views, ask questio
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