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Is Control & Restraint used as a last resort in the NHS? Asks Alison Cobb & Paul Scates

Alison Cobb, MIND and Paul Scates ask Is Control & Restraint used as a last resort in the NHS?

23 October 2014   More...
Ian Townend NHS England speaks on Learning from Mid Staffordshire & the Keogh Mortality Review

Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Lead NHS England speaks on Learning from Mid Staffordshire & the Keogh Mortality Review: Improving data quality and the role of data as an early warning system to identifying outliers and patient safety concerns

17 October 2014   More...
Update on Clinical Coding from Sue Eve-Jones The Professional Association of Clinical Coders

Sue Eve-Jones Director The Professional Association of Clinical Coders Head of Clinical Coding and Data Quality Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust give an Update on Clinical Coding

17 October 2014   More...
Giovanna Polato Care Quality Commission speaks on using data to identify and follow up outliers

Giovanna Polato Care Quality Commission speakes on Using data to identify and follow up outliers

17 October 2014   More...
NHS England updated on improving mental health crisis care at todays conference

Dr Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health NHS England speaking today talking today on improving mental health crisis care

17 October 2014   More...
Care Quality Commission fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

The Care Quality Commission has published its fifth annual report on the state of health and care services in England

17 October 2014   More...
Jim Symington talking at todays Mental Health Crisis Care about making the concordat a reality

Jim Symington, Concordat Mind talking today at the Mental Health Cris Care Conference

17 October 2014   More...
Supporting families and carers through mental health crisis by Julia Danks,

Julia Danks, Clinical Specialist Meriden Family Programme from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust speaking today on supporting families and carers through crisis 

17 October 2014   More...
Liberating Ward Managers to lead by Cepta Hamm & Karen Bonner Guy"s and St Thomas" NHS FT

Changing culture and attitudes: what “its my ward!” means in practice at todays Ward Manager conference in London 

16 October 2014   More...
Paul Rafferty gives tips for current and aspiring Ward Managers at todays conference

Paul Rafferty, Ward Manager, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust speaks today on monitoring and demonstrating progress against the 6Cs from a Ward Managers perspective

16 October 2014   More...
NHS England update for current and aspiring Ward Managers

Denise Chaffer, NHS England discusses developing the role of the Ward Manager at todays conference in London 

16 October 2014   More...
How do you measure compassion on your ward? Asks Mike Clift, Whittington NHS Trust

Mike Clift speaking at todays Ward Manager conference on Care and Compassion on the ward

16 October 2014   More...
David Patterson presents Quality & Safety Indicators in Anticoagulation Therapy

David Patterson presenting today at the Anticoagulation conference on developing consensus on quality indicators

14 October 2014   More...
Andy Butler from Surrey Council advises on the assessment & authorisation process at the Deprivation of Liberty event today

Andy’s presentation focused on the responsibilities of, and challenges to, Supervisory Bodies in maintaining best professional practice in the light of the implications of the Supreme Court Judgement. 

13 October 2014   More...
What are the implications of the recent judgements & what has changed? By Paula Scully

Paula Scully, Adult Care Solicitor, Derbyshire County Council speaks today and sets out the impact of the Cheshire West judgment on Managing Authorities and Local Authorities and dealt with the implications of the Re X judgment.

13 October 2014   More...
The house of lord report is a challenge to us all says Lucy Bonnerjea at todays Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Conference

Lucy Bonnerjea Policy Lead for Mental Capacity Act Department of Health speaking today at the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Conference 

13 October 2014   More...
Mental Capacity Act: a view from the CQC from Rachel Griffiths at the Deprivation of Liberty conference

Rachel Griffiths talks today at the Deprivation of Liberty conference on the  Mental Capacity Act: a view from the CQC

13 October 2014   More...
The TaMHS team outlines the development of the TaMHS model within Leeds at the Adolescent Mental Health Services Conference today

The TaMHS teams presentation outlined the development of the TaMHS model within Leeds and our work in providing and promoting these three areas of support.

9 October 2014   More...
Mick Cooper Professor of Counselling Psychology Department of Psychology University of Roehampton

Schools based counselling for psychological distress: what works, what needs improving? by Mick Cooper

9 October 2014   More...
How do we reduce the stigma of adolescent mental health problems asks Venetia Boon Time to Change

The most effective way to tackle stigma is through social contact – that is bringing together people with and without experience of mental health problems. 

9 October 2014   More...
Neil Churchill & Dan Wellings NHS speak on Measuring & understanding how people really feel about the care they receive & demonstrating responsiveness to feedback

Neil Churchill Director of Patient Experience and Dan Wellings Head of Insight NHS England discuss Measuring & understanding how people really feel about the care they receive & demonstrating responsiveness to feedback

7 October 2014   More...
Carol Moore Speaks on Undertaking a patient experience review

Carol Moore Improvement Manager Picker Institute Europe discusses undertaking a patient experience review: Ensuring patient experience feedback leads to improvement and engaging frontline staff in developing responsive services. 

7 October 2014   More...
Guy Young speaks on Developing an electronic real time patient experience feedback system that supports real time action

Guy Young Deputy Director of Patient Experience Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust giave a case studies presentation on Developing an electronic real time patient experience feedback system that supports real  time action (and incorporates FFT)

7 October 2014   More...
Alicia Lucas speaks on Using real time patient video stories to improve the patient experience of care

Alicia Lucas Patient Experience Matron University Hospitals of South Manchester Using real time patient video stories to improve the patient experience of care:

  • The real time patient experience video project
7 October 2014   More...
Dr Michelle Legg Chair Dementia Challenge Steering Group discusses improving timely diagnosis, assessment and intervention

Michele Legg is a GP working as a senior partner in her practice and has been the Isle of Wight’s CCG clinical lead for dementia and frail elderly for over four years. 

6 October 2014   More...
Chloe Hood Royal College of Psychiatrists for Quality Improvement presents learning from the national dementia audit findings

Chloe Hood Programme Manager National Audit of Dementia, Royal College of Psychiatrists for Quality Improvement discusses learning from the National Audit of Dementia

6 October 2014   More...
Barbara Pointon MBE discusses the four quality outcomes for family and friends who care for people with dementia

Barbara’s presentation centres on four quality outcomes for family and friends who care for people with dementia, illustrated by examples from the speaker’s own experience or that of carers known to her.  

6 October 2014   More...
Seven Day NHS Services: Transformational Improvement Programme

Rhuari Pike National Improvement Lead NHS Improving Quality at today’s Delivering a 7 day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Provider and service models for 7 day working in the NHS

Mark Hackett Chief Executive University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust at today’s Delivering a 7 day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Opening presentation at Dementia Conference from Prof Alistair Burns NHS England

A keynote opening address from Prof Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England on Delivering Quality Outcomes for People with Dementia at todays Dementia conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Ensuring the support services and infrastructure are in place to support a 7 day NHS service model

Dr Danny Boxer Consultant Radiologist West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust at today’s Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
Implementing Clinical Quality Standards for NHS Services, 7 Days a week

Prof Derek Bell Professor of Acute Medicine Imperial College London at today’s Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference.

6 October 2014   More...
How can we improve Dementia Care? asks Dr Chris Dyer Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Chris Dyer Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust presents at todays Dementia Conference on the dementia strategy group set up in 2008 to address the challenges set out in the National Dementia Strategy.

6 October 2014   More...
The Creator of Whose Shoes Gill Phillips speaks today at the Dementia conference

Gill Phillips, Creator of Whose Shoes spoke today at the Dementia Conference in London and said “I created Whose Shoes?® because I wanted to provide a safe space for genuine discussions: to explore tensions between policy and practice, and between competing policies, such as balancing safeguarding against personal choice.”

6 October 2014   More...
Putting the individual at the heart of the Enhanced Recovery pathway

Neil Betteridge Enhanced Recovery Patient and Public Adviser NHS Improving Quality at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Caroline Alexander, NHS England presentation today on delivering competence within the 6Cs
Caroline Alexander, Chief Nurse for London, NHS England London discusses how to consider the importance of competence in delivering Compassion in Practice.
2 October 2014   More...
Ensuring patients are in the optimal condition for surgical treatment

Theresa Maunganidze Orthopaedic Surgical Care Practitioner and MSK Enhanced Recovery Lead West Hertfordshire NHS Trust at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Multidisciplinary team working to implement Enhanced Recovery

Angie Balfour Enhanced Recovery Nurse Specialist NHS Lothian at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Working autonomously: identifying required skills and competence by Anne McDermott, Nurse Consultant in Transplant, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Harefield Hospital

Anne McDermott, Nurse Consultant in Transplant, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Harefield Hospital at todays Nurse Competence conference.

2 October 2014   More...
Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2018: Progress and Update from NHS England

Dr Phil Koczan Digital Champion at NHS England gives a national update on delivering a paperless NHS by 2018 at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

1 October 2014   More...
Realising the clinical benefits and engaging clinical staff in Electronic Document Management

Dr Mike Fisher Chief Clinical Information Officer & Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

1 October 2014   More...
Setting the standards for EDM and delivering a paperless NHS

Prof Martin Severs Caldicott Guardian and Clinical Professional Lead Health and Social Care Information Centre at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

1 October 2014   More...
Why is twitter an important tool for those working in the NHS?

Dr Patricia Cantley Consultant Physician NHS Lothian at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014   More...
Using Twitter in healthcare: resources

Useful links from today's Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014   More...
Social Media and HR: Do"s and Don"ts

Rachael Heenan Partner Capsticks on Social Media and HR at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014
Social Media and HR: Do's and Dont's

Rachael Heenan Partner Capsticks on Social Media and HR at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

29 September 2014   More...
Variation and how to deal with it to improve value and quality in healthcare for children and young people

Dr Ronny Cheung Consultant Paediatrician Evelina London Children's Hospital, and clinical advisor to the Child & Maternal Health Intelligence Network at Public Health England at today’s conference on Maximising the potential of Clinical Networks for Children.

27 September 2014   More...
Using child health networks to improve quality

Dr Melanie Clements Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director Maternity, Newborn, Children and Young People Strategic Clinical Network NHS England/East of England at today’s Clinical Networks for Children conference.

27 September 2014   More...
Sarah Browne speaks on safe staffing in mental health and community health inpatient settings

Sarah Browne, Associate Director of Clinical Governance & Quality, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust discusses safe staffing in mental health and community health inpatient settings: 

• Reviewing nurse staffing in mental health and community inpatient settings: our experience
• Use of evidence based tools
• Ward to board assurance: key issues

24 September 2014   More...
Jon Billings speaks on developing the future nursing workforce

Jon Billings, Director of Strategy, The Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses developing the future nursing workforce:

• Developing the future nursing workforce
• Looking ahead

24 September 2014   More...
Professor Elizabeth Robb speaks on nursing staffing levels and skill mix: implementing action area 5

Professor Elizabeth Robb, Chief Executive, The Florence Nightingale Foundation & Member The Safe Staffing Alliance, discusses Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix: Implementing Action Area 5:Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place

24 September 2014   More...
Claire Crawley speaks on the Care Act 2014: Implications for adult safeguarding in the NHS

Claire Crawley, Senior Policy Manager - Adult Safeguarding, Department of Health, discusses The Care Act 2014: Implications for adult safeguarding in the NHS:

• What the Care Act 2014 means to adult safeguarding in health services
• Ensuring an empowering approach
• Safeguarding adults: what needs to be in place
• The role of health service practitioners and managers

23 September 2014   More...
Pete Morgan speaks at conference on safeguarding adults boards: implications of the Care Act 2014

Pete Morgan, Independent Chair Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board &  Chair of the Board of Trustees
PASA, discusses Safeguarding Adults Boards: Implications of the Care Act 2014:

• The statutory role of the Safeguarding Adults Board
• The role of the Board and implications for health services
• The role of healthcare representatives on the safeguarding adults board
• The powers of the Boards: what can and can’t a Safeguarding Adults Board do under the new Act

23 September 2014   More...
Elaine Cass speaks on proportionality in safeguarding: ensuring the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented

Elaine Cass, Practice Development Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence, discusses proportionality in safeguarding: ensuring the least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented:

- Personalised, least intrusive, response
- Minimising risk – maximising choice and control
- Sharing information
- Mental capacity issues
- An overview of SCIE safeguarding work

23 September 2014   More...
Sally Warren Safeguarding Lead for the Care Quality Commission speaking today discusses the CQC role in safeguarding and the new inspection process

Sally who is now the Safeguarding Lead for the Care Quality Commission discussed the CQC role in safeguarding and the new inspection process.

 

23 September 2014   More...
Ray Walker speaks on staffing and skillmix: getting it right in practice

Ray Walker, Executive Director of Nursing & Secure Services, Mersey Care NHS Trust, discusses Staffing and skillmix: getting it right in practice:

• Monitoring and assessing staffing and skill mix in your organisation
• Listening to frontline staff and ensuring there is a system in place for staffing issues to be highlighted
• Looking forward to the NICE Safe Staffing Guidance in mental health and community

22 September 2014   More...
Rachel Newson speaks on delivering effective care

Rachel Newson, Chief Executive, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, discusses delivering effective care:

• Delivering effective services
• How to reduce variation and ensure consistently high quality across all wards and community teams
• Advice for inspection preparation and our experience

22 September 2014   More...
Dr Kathleen Janet Fallon speaks at conference on developing a well led organisation

Dr Kathleen Janet Fallon, Chief Executive, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust was the first Community, Health trust to be inspected by the CQC under the new process, discusses developing a well led organisation:

• Developing the leadership skills of frontline staff
• Developing the role of the board
• Advice for board members preparing for inspection preparation and our experience as a Community Trust

22 September 2014   More...
Liz Davenport & Vanessa Ford speak on post inspection: responding to the findings

Liz Davenport, Deputy Chief Executive & Vanessa Ford, Interim Director of Nursing and Practice, Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was the first Mental Health trust to be inspected by the CQC under the new process, discusses post inspection: responding to the findings:

• The quality summit and developing improvement plans
• Changing culture and practice
• Sharing and replicating good practice
• Our experience and developments

22 September 2014   More...
PRESS RELEASE: Physical Health and Mental Illness following the CMO's report on mental health

PRESS RELEASE 19.9.14 Safe, integrated mental and physical healthcare recognised as crucial to achieve parity of esteem and outcomes in mental and physical health in the recent CMO report on mental health.

19 September 2014   More...
Putting patients back in the picture: implementation a year on

Anna Bradley Chair Healthwatch England spoke at today’s NHS Complaints conference on Putting patients back in the picture: implementation a year on

18 September 2014   More...
Improving your local complaints process: Setting the standard for complaints handling in your service

Dr Kieran Mullan, Independent Advisor to the review of NHS Complaints and Past Project Director Patients Association at today’s NHS Complaints conference.

18 September 2014   More...
Ensuring the process of complaints is integral to the psychological well being of the patient/carer

Ensuring the process of complaints is integral to the psychological well being of the patient/carer by Carolyn Cleveland Independent Speaker at today’s NHS Complaints conference.

18 September 2014   More...
Complaints management: learning from the CQC inspections of hospitals

Sarah Bickerstaffe Strategy Lead at The Care Quality Commission on the role of complaints in CQC’s regulatory model and learning from inspections for complaints management.

18 September 2014   More...
Neil Soni speaks on ensuring appropriate use of IV therapy in line with the recent NICE Guideline

Neil Soni, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthetics, London Chelsea and Westminster Hospital & Guideline Development Group Member, IV Therapy in Adults in Hospitals Guideline NICE, discusses ensuring appropriate use of IV therapy in line with the recent NICE Guideline:

• Appropriate use of IV therapy in line with NICE Guidance  
• The five R’s of IV fluid therapy
• The role of risk assessments in IV therapy
• Tips and advice for safe and effective IV Therapy in practice
• Communicating effectively with patients
• Our approach and how we are monitoring adherence to the NICE Guideline

17 September 2014   More...
Lisa McMillan speaks at conference on collaboration to standardise an IV workbook providing evidence of knowledge and skills in IV drug administration

Lisa McMillan, Clinical Skills Education Lead, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, discusses collaboration to standardise an IV workbook providing evidence of knowledge and skills in IV drug administration:

● Transparency of skills across healthcare organisations
● IV drug administration Knowledge and skills workbook

17 September 2014   More...
Tips to deliver 7 day services

Dr Ann Driver of NHS Improving Quality suggests tips to deliver 7 day services.

 

17 September 2014   More...
Pauline Harrington speaks on the SSI quality standard and monitoring and surveillance

Pauline Harrington, Member, Topic Expert Group, Surgical Site Infection Quality Standard, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence & Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Manager/Infection Control Nurse, Public Health England, discusses the SSI Quality Standard and Monitoring and surveillance:

• The evidence on what works and what is avoidable
• Implementing statement 7 effectively: “People having surgery are cared for by healthcare providers that monitor surgical site infection rates (including post-discharge
infections) and provide feedback to relevant staff and stakeholders for continuous improvement through adjustment of clinical practice.”
• Surveillance: National Update from Public Health England

 

 

16 September 2014   More...
Martin Kiernan speaks on implementing the quality standard in practice

Martin Kiernan, Nurse Consultant for Prevention and Control of Infection, Southport and Ormskirk Trust, discusses Implementing the Quality Standard in practice:

• How do we meet the national standard in practice
• Practical approaches to monitoring adherence to the standard
• Our experience and developments

16 September 2014   More...
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) annual report: public mental health

The report looks at the epidemiology of public mental health, the quality of evidence, possible future innovations in science and technology, and the economic case for good mental health.

 

16 September 2014   More...
Putting Personal Experience First - Tony Bonser speaks at End of Life Care

News from todays End of Life Care conference

15 September 2014   More...
Update on the National Care of the Dying Audit 2014 from Dr Bill Noble of Marie Curie

News from today's end of life care conference

15 September 2014   More...
Dr Dee Traue speaks on delivering the new national priorities for end of life care in practice

Update from todays Improving End of Life Care Conference

15 September 2014   More...
Katerina Kolyva speaks on nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Katerina Kolyva, Nursing and Midwifery Council, opened todays conference with an update from the Nursing and Midwifery Council on revalidation

 

12 September 2014   More...
Howard Catton speaks at conference on supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective nursing revalidation

Howard Catton, Head of Policy Royal College of Nursing, discusses supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective Nursing Revalidation at todays conference

12 September 2014   More...
Liz Lees speaks on preparing for revalidation

Liz Lees, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (NIHR) & Consultant Nurse, Heart of England Foundation Trust, discusses preparing for revalidation

12 September 2014   More...
Katie Montgomery speaks at London conference on monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal

Katie Montgomery, Clinical Quality Improvement Manager, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group, discusses monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal:

12 September 2014   More...
Patricia Reid speaks at London conference on managing performance concerns and nurses in difficulty

Patricia Reid, Chief Nurse, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, discusses managing performance concerns and nurses in difficulty:

• An overview of best practice guidance and principles of good practice
• Handling concerns about the performance of nurses
• Ensuring the culture and environment support effective nursing: nurse staffing and skill mix
• Looking ahead to revalidation for nurses: ensuring appraisal systems are developmental and supportive

12 September 2014   More...
Implementing the standards for 7 day working provision in your clinical directorate

Dr Mark Temple Consultant Nephrologist and Physician Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust & Acute Care Fellow  Royal College of Physicians spoke at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference on Implementing the standards for 7 day working provision in your clinical directorate.

10 September 2014   More...
Developing and fine tuning your clinical leadership skills

Dr Umesh Prabhu Medical Director Wrightinton, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust shares his experience as a clinical leader at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference.

10 September 2014   More...
Managing poor performance and supporting doctors in difficulty

Dr Steve Evans Adviser National Clinical Assessment Service & Former Medical Director at today’s Effective Clinical Director conference.

10 September 2014   More...
A national review of choices in end of life care – Consultation paper, launched by the government

News from the National Council for Palliative Care

29 August 2014   More...
Berwick one year on: NHS England"s advances in patient safety – Dr Mike Durkin

News from NHS England - 6th August 2014

7 August 2014   More...
Guidance for doctors acting as responsible consultants or clinicians

News from the General Medical Council

29 July 2014   More...
David Anderson Speaks on Delirium: The New NICE Quality Standard

David Anderson, Associate Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust & Member, Delirium Guideline Development Group, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses Delirium: The New NICE Quality Standard:

• The six statements explained
• Key priorities for implementation
• What are the underlying causes of delirium: latest evidence
• Ensuring people with delirium are reassessed for underlying causes
• Ensuring those with delirium are assessed for possible dementia
• Moving forward

 

 

18 July 2014   More...
Marie Palmer speaks on delirium assessment and assessment of people at risk

Marie Palmer, discusses delirium assessment and assessment of people at risk:

• Principles of assessment for those at risk of delirium and those presenting with symptoms
• How do you distinguish between delirium and dementia
• What types of screening and assessment tools do we really need?

18 July 2014   More...
Dr Duncan Forsyth speaks on developing and implementing a multicomponent intervention package to prevent delirium

Dr Duncan Forsyth, Consultant Geriatrician, Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust & Member Delirium Guideline, Development Group, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses developing and implementing a multicomponent intervention package to prevent delirium:

• Developing and delivering a multicomponent intervention package
• Ensuring preventable interventions are tailored to the individual based on the results of an assessment for clinical factors contributing to delirium
• Our experience

18 July 2014   More...
NICE release guidance on safer staffing

Today NICE have announced their guidance on safer staffing for nursing care on wards

15 July 2014   More...
Elaine Hanzak Speaks on Improving Maternal Mental Health

Elaine Hanzak, Survivor of Postnatal Depression and Author, Eyes without Sparkle, A Journey through Postnatal Illness discusses her personal journey and improving maternal mental health. 

 

10 July 2014   More...
Dr Farida Bano Speaks on identifying women who are experiencing distress

Dr Farida Bano, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust discusses identifying women who are experiencing distress: what works?

 

10 July 2014   More...
Mr Gerry Byrne Speaks on what does excellence in perinatal mental health look like?

Mr Gerry Byrne, Consultant Nurse Psychotherapist with Judith Richardson, CPN, Oxon Infant Perinatal Services (IPPS), Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, discusses what does excellence in Perinatal Mental Health look like?
The key elements: Interactive session. 

10 July 2014   More...
Fiona Culley Speaks at London Conference on Improving Non Medical Prescribing Practice

Fiona Culley, Independent Consultant, discusses improving non medical prescribing practice:

• Improving non medical prescribing practice
• Supporting non medical prescribers: infrastructure needed to support the safe and effective development and implementation of Non Medical Prescribing
• Developing advanced roles around non medical prescribing
• Coordinating, planning and designing services around non medical prescribing
• Developing post qualification practice


 

9 July 2014   More...
Dr Deborah Robertson speaks on developing and maintaining competence to prescribe

Dr Deborah Robertson, Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader, Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester, discusses developing and maintaining competence to prescribe: 

• Ensuring you have the history-taking, clinical assessment and diagnosis skills to prescribe appropriately and effectively
• Keeping your prescribing knowledge up-to-date: accessing education, training and resources
• Demonstrating competence to prescribe
• Coaching and mentoring for current and aspiring non-medical prescribers

9 July 2014   More...
Prof Joanne Lymn Speaks at London Conference on prescribing for older people with co-morbidities

Prof Joanne Lymn, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, discusses prescribing for older people with co-morbidities:

• How do you ensure safety in prescribing for co-morbid conditions
• Physiological changes and drug interactions in older people
• Reducing polypharmacy
• Common conditions

9 July 2014   More...
Caldicott2: National update and developments from the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel

John Carvel Member National Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel gives an update on Caldicott2 at today’s Information Governance conference in Birmingham. 

8 July 2014   More...
An update from the five work streams of the Information Governance Taskforce

Karen Thomson Head of Information Governance NHS England gives an national update on the five Information Governance work streams at today"s conference in Birmingham.

8 July 2014   More...
Putting patients in control of their information

Dr Richard Fitton GP & Former Caldicott Guardian Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group spoke at today’s Information Governance conference in Birmingham on putting patients in control of their information.

8 July 2014   More...
Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State discusses the vision for mental health crisis services

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State, provides a pre recorded video presentation on the vision for Mental Health Crisis Services:

• Setting clear standards about what crisis mental health services should be like in every part of the country 

8 July 2014   More...
Prof Peter Aitken Speaks on Delivering the Mental Health Crisis Concordat

Prof Peter Aitken, Lead, No Health without Mental Health, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Chair, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatrists, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Director of Research and Development, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, discusses delivering the mental health crisis concordat: 

• Ensuring no one will ever be turned away
• What is an effective mental health crisis service?
• Delivering the Mental Health Crisis Care

8 July 2014   More...
Fiona Venner speaks on defining success in crisis care: lessons from a user led crisis service

Fiona Venner, Director, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, discusses defining success in crisis care: Lessons from a user led crisis service:

• Defining success in high risk services 
• Working with service users to accept and embrace risk in a non medical respite centre for those in crisis 
• Our experiences and developments in monitoring and improving outcomes in a user led service

8 July 2014   More...
Eric Baskind speaks on the use and misuse of physical restraint – some very recent developments and concerns

Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law and International Expert on Physical Interventions, Liverpool John Moores University, discusses the use and misuse of physical restraint – some very recent developments and concerns:

• Improving restraint practice at a local level
• Implementing the NICE quality statement on control and restraint
• What the future holds in terms of national guidance on restraint

8 July 2014   More...
Simon Bennett Deputy Director-Quality Framework NHS England Speaks on Delivering high quality care 24/7

Simon Bennett Deputy Director-Quality Framework NHS England at todays Improving Hospital Care at Night. 

2 July 2014   More...
Getting Nurse staffing and skill mix at night Right Susan Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) Independent Nursing & Management Consultant

Susan Osborne CBE Chair Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) Independent Nursing & Management Consultant at today's Improving Hospital Care at Night. 

2 July 2014   More...
Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health Speaks at Improving Patient Safety Conference

Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, to give morning keynote address.

2 July 2014   More...
Dr Colin Mitchell speaks at conference on falls as an indication of underlying health issues

Dr Colin Mitchell, Consultant Geriatrician, Imperial College NHS healthcare trust discusses falls as an indication of underlying health issues: 

• Frailty presenting as falls - a different challenge?
• Polypharmacy - going beyond risk
• Improving the understanding of disease processes leading to falls and blackouts
• Recommendations for Good Practice within falls services to manage underlying 

 

2 July 2014   More...
Dr Neil Deuchar speaks at conference on Developing Values Based Commissioning in Mental Health

Dr Neil Deuchar, Co-Chair, The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health & Director Commissioning Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists, discusses developing values based commissioning in mental health. The launch of the joint commissioning panel for mental health guide to values based commissioning: 

• Developing Values Based Commissioning in Mental Health: the Joint Commissioning
Panel for Mental Health approach
• The Launch of the JCP-MH Guide to Values Based Commissioning
• Developing VBC in Mental Health: practical tips for moving forward

2 July 2014   More...
Paula J Mansell speaks on patient safety inspection

Paula J Mansell, Themed Inspection Manager, Care Quality Commission discusses patient safety inspection: 

• Patient safety as a core domain of the Chief Inspector role
• The inspection regime and developing a bi-annual statement on the state of patient safety in the NHS
• How can we track patient safety and how will we publish the relative likelihood of a harm free patient experience across every hospital in the country?

2 July 2014   More...
Prof Cameron Swift speaks on The updated 2013 NICE Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls

Prof Cameron Swift, Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician, King’s College London & Member, Falls 2013 Guideline Development Group, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, discusses the updated 2013 NICE clinical practice guideline on falls:

• The updated Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls
• What has changed?
• Implementation challenges and quick wins
• Will there be a National Quality Standard for Falls?

2 July 2014   More...
Denis O'Rourke speaks at Values Based Commissioning Conference

Denis speaks at Manchester conference 

2 July 2014   More...
Bibhas Roy speaks on gamification technology in falls prevention

Bibhas Roy, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & SHA PROMs Lead, NHS North West & PROMs2.0 & Dr Emma Stanmore, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Manchester, discuss gamification technology (exergames) in falls prevention:

• Can falls be prevented by implementing gamification technology in balance and motor control therapy programmes? 
• Are computer games suitable for the elderly?
• Motivation and compliance with exercise programmes
• Remote monitoring and feedback to enhance physiotherapy programmes with exergames

2 July 2014   More...
Dr Masood Nazir NHS England Speaks on Delivering a Paperless NHS by 2017

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Officer NHS England spoke at today’s Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals conference. 

1 July 2014   More...
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust what we have learnt in 20 years of electronic prescribing

Brian Power Lead Informatics Pharmacist Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust spoke at today’s Conference on Electronic Prescribing in Hospitals. 

1 July 2014   More...
Caroline Anderson Kings College Hospital Speaks on Whats Next following Electronic Prescribing rolled out

Caroline Anderson Principal Pharmacist Electronic Prescribing Kings College Hospital spoke at today’s Depression and Anxiety conference on Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals. 

1 July 2014   More...
Dorothy Gould speaks on planning good integrated care: creating a shared narrative

Dorothy Gould, Independent Survivor Researcher, The National Survivor User Network With the Mental Health Foundation, discusses planning good integrated care: creating a shared narrative:

• What makes good integrated care?
• How do you create a shared narrative?
• Case studies and examples in practice

25 June 2014   More...
Dr Geraldine Strathdee Speaks on The NHS England Commitment to Meaningful Involvement for Positive Change

Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, for the NHS England Commitment to meaningful involvement for positive change:

• The importance a joint survivor and clinical narrative
• Survivor research to develop best practice
• An update from NHS England

 

25 June 2014   More...
All the News and Presentations from the Service User Involvement to Improve Mental Health Services Conference

News and presentations from the Service User Involvement to Improve Mental Health Services Conference, 25th June 2014, London 

25 June 2014   More...
Tania Shah speaks on Ensuring the Direct Voice is Included in Strategy

Tania Shah and Ben Pope, NSUN Involvement Action Group, Leicester, discuss ensuring the direct voice is included in strategy:

• Bringing humanity back in to the clinical focus: ‘How my heart changed Colour!’
• Demonstrating meaningful involvement in strategy
• The role of Leadership in Mental Health

25 June 2014   More...
Naomi James speaks on Re-visioning Recovery: through who"s eyes? Participatory Video in Mental Health

Naomi James, Regional Development and Research Manager, The National Survivor User Network & Neil Thomas, Health Guide, Peoples Network, Hackney, discuss, Re-visioning Recovery: through who’s eyes? Participatory Video in Mental Health:

  • Demonstrating the value of inclusive survivor research
  • Participatory Video – an inclusive visual research method
  • Coding the data – software supported analysis
  • Developing the shared service user and clinician narrative
24 June 2014   More...
National update from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health and why tackling depression matters

James Morris MP Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health at today’s Psychological Therapies for Depression and Anxiety conference.

18 June 2014   More...
Depression & Anxiety: Moving beyond symptoms towards a social capital approach to wellbeing

Dr Tirril Harris Senior Research Fellow Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London with Lucy Smith Public Health Manager - Mental Wellbeing London Borough of Southwark at today’s Depression and Anxiety conference.

18 June 2014   More...
A new IAPT model for depression and anxiety: depression as a long term condition

Dr Felix Davies, Managing Director from Turning Point presents a new IAPT model for depression and anxiety at todays Psychological Therapies conference in London

18 June 2014   More...
Effective clinical supervision and portfolio development as part of midwife appraisal

Alison Wells Independent Consultant at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

16 June 2014   More...
Midwife appraisal and revalidation: update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Emma Westcott Assistant Director Strategy Nursing and Midwifery Council at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

16 June 2014   More...
Supporting midwives and the midwifery profession to deliver effective Midwife Revalidation from The Royal College of Midwives

Carmel Lloyd Head of Education The Royal College of Midwives at today’s Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation conference.

16 June 2014   More...
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges release Named Responsible Clinician Guidance

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have today released guidance on the named responsible clinician

13 June 2014   More...
The use of antipsychotic medication

Dr Jonathan Mitchell Consultant Psychiatrist Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust & Member, Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: treatment and management Guideline Development Group National Institute of Health and Care  Excellence (NICE) at today’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia conference.

3 June 2014   More...
Improving peoples experience of pyschosis & schizophrenia services

Alison Mohammed Chief Operating Officer Rethink Mental Illness at today’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia conference.

3 June 2014   More...
Psychosis & Schizophrenia: The Updated NICE Guideline

Professor Elizabeth Kuipers Chair Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: treatment & management 2014 Guideline Development Group National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) & Professor of Clinical Psychology Kings College London opens today’s Psychosis and Schizophrenia conference.

3 June 2014   More...
Steve Gregory speaks on Implementing Action Area 5: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place

Steve Gregory, Director of Nursing, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust discusses implementing Action Area 5: Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place:

• Nursing staffing levels and skill mix: meeting the expectations in mental health
• Implementing action area 5: ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place
• Reporting on staffing and skill mix at ward and organisational level
• Developments in mental health: an update from NHS England

2 June 2014   More...
Jane Lawless speaks on monitoring acuity and escalation of acuity and staffing alerts in mental health

Jane Lawless, Past Director, SSHW Unit in New Zealand discusses monitoring acuity and escalation of acuity and staffing alerts in mental health: 

● Monitoring acuity of patients relative to nurse staffing and skill mix 
● Understanding how to set triggers for acuity alerts  
● Escalation of acuity alerts and how to manage concerns around patient to nurse ratios 
● Gaining feedback from frontline staff on suitability of staffing’ outcome
● Our experience and key challenges going forward

2 June 2014   More...
Neil Brimblecombe speaks on nursing staffing & skillmix – getting it right on inpatients units

Neil Brimblecombe, Director of Nursing, South London and Maudsely NHS, Foundation Trust discusses nursing staffing & skillmix – getting it right on inpatients units:

● Principles of approaches to planning nursing staffing at a local level 
● Research evidence supporting workforce planning – what is the evidence for mental health inpatient settings?  
● From plans to reality: implementation in practice 
● Taking into account the composition of the multiprofessional team in mental health settings
● Case study: how we are managing nurse staffing and skill mix 

2 June 2014   More...
Dr Julie Hankin speaks at London conference on monitoring staffing levels in practice

Dr Julie Hankin, Consultant Psychiatrist and National Professional Advisor, Care Quality Commission discusses monitoring staffing levels in practice: 

● An update on inspection in mental health
● Monitoring nurse staffing and skill mix levels in mental health

2 June 2014   More...
Dr Jonathan Campion speaks on the importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder: the evidence

Dr Jonathan Campion, Director of Population Mental Health (UCLPartners) and Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health (UCL) Director for Public Mental Health, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust discusses the importance of smoking cessation in improving the physical heath of people with mental disorder: the evidence: 

• Impact of smoking on mental health, physical health and mortality 
• Impact of smoking cessation on mental health and physical health
• Smoking cessation interventions in people with mental disorder  

 

 

23 May 2014   More...
Verity Chester, Research Assistant, St John"s House Partnerships in Care speaks on Smoking Cessation within an Inpatient Forensic Intellectual Disability Service: Practice, Audit, and Patient Perspectives

Verity Chester, Research Assistant, St John’s House Partnerships in Care & Marie Henriksen, Practice Nurse discuss smoking cessation within an inpatient forensic intellectual disability service: practice, audit, and patient perspectives.  

23 May 2014   More...
Seamus Watson speaks on smoking cessation and mental health - a public health concern

Seamus Watson, National Programme Manager (Mental Health), Public Health England discusses smoking cessation and mental health - a public health concern:

•    Improvements in the nation’s health 
•    The untold story of health inequality
•    What works to improve health and narrow inequality
•    National strategy

23 May 2014   More...
Using Clinical Quality Indicators, Metrics and Dashboards to measure quality

John Varlow Executive Director for Informatics Health and Social Care Information Centre at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Quality conference in Birmingham.

21 May 2014   More...
How do we know care is safe? A framework for measuring and monitoring patient safety

Susan Burnett Programme Lead for the Organisation and Management Group in the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Clinical Quality conference.

21 May 2014   More...
Improving quality through quality marks: The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward

Chloë Hood  Programme Manager The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward Quality Mark Royal College of Psychiatrists & Royal College of Physicians at today’s Measuring and Monitoring Clinical Quality conference.

21 May 2014   More...
Lyn McIntyre, gives an update from NHS England on Pressure Ulcers & Stop the Pressure Campaign

Lyn McIntyre, Deputy Nurse Director,  NHS Midlands & East, gives an NHS England update on: 

• The stop the pressure campaign and path details
• Pressure Ulcers and the 6C’s: An update from NHS England

 

21 May 2014   More...
Professor Gerard Stansby Chair Speaks on Implementing the NICE Guideline for Pressure Ulcers

Professor Gerard Stansby Chair, Guideline Development Group Chair Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Guideline Standard, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence speaks on eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers and implementing the NICE guideline for pressure ulcers- which is due to be published in April 2014:

• What is the difference between avoidable and unavoidable pressure ulcers? 
• Implementing the NICE guideline for the prevention and management of Pressure Ulcers 
• An update from the Guideline Development Group: what are the key outcomes? 
• Changing the culture and implementing the guidelines in practice

21 May 2014   More...
Heidi Sandoz Speaks on Celebrating Success and Changing the Culture

Dianne Brett, Lead TVN, East and North Herts NHS Trust and Heidi Sandoz, Clinical lead for wound care, Accelerate CIC (Formerly East and North Herts NHS Trust), Honorary Lecturer University of Hertfordshire, discuss celebrating success and changing the culture: days free and beyond:

• Building momentum for improvement: celebrating days free from pressure ulcer
• How we got there: changing the culture on the wards 
• Sharing the results and communicating improvement to drive change

21 May 2014   More...
Tina Chambers speaks on pressure ulcer grading and reporting: implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting

Tina Chambers, Co-Chair Consensus Working Group, Achieving Consensus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting, The Tissue Viability Society, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Project Manager, No Needless Skin Breakdown Workstream Patient Safety Federation discusses pressure ulcer grading and reporting: Implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers:

• Pressure ulcer reporting: ensuring consistency
• Pressure ulcer assessment
• Implementing the new guidance around unstageable pressure ulcers 
• What should be reported?

21 May 2014   More...
Developing Internal Inspection for Clinical Quality

Dr Martin Farrier, Clinical Director for Quality and Consultant Paediatrician at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust at today's Measuing and Monitoring Clinical Quality conference.

 

21 May 2014   More...
Delivering a paperless NHS by 2018: national update from NHS England

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England gives a national update on delivering a paperless NHS by 2018 at today’s Electronic Document Management conference.

20 May 2014   More...
Jackie Smith gives a nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, Nursing and Midwifery Council, gives a nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council:
• Taking forward the recommendations for a system of revalidation and learning from the initial responses to the consultation
• How Nursing revalidation will differ from the Medical Model
• Planning for the changes at a local level
• How will an organisation ensure that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised code?
• What will be included in nursing appraisal? Moving forward with the pilot site
• How will the quality of appraisal and revalidation recommendations be assured and inspected?

20 May 2014   More...
Seamus Watson Speaking at Today's Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions Conference emphasised the importance of smoking cessation in mental health

Seamus Watson, National Programme Manager Public Health England, Speaking at Today's Improving Physical Health for People with Mental Health Conditions Conference in Birmingham, emphasised the importance of smoking cessation in mental health

 

20 May 2014   More...
Dr Shubulade Smith, speaks at Conference on Improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions

Dr Shubulade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer,  Institute of Psychiatry,  Kings College London, & Commissioner, The Schizophrenia Commission, discusses improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions: implementing the commissions physical health recommendations

20 May 2014   More...
Howard Catton speaks at London conference on supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective nursing revalidation

Howard Catton,  Head of Policy,  Royal College of Nursing discusses supporting nurses and the nursing profession to deliver effective nursing revalidation:

• The role of appraisal in delivering the Francis recommendations
• The link between appraisal, professional development and supervision
• Moving forward: changing attitudes, culture, values and behaviour

 

 

20 May 2014   More...
Othmane Ben Njima speaks at a London conference on preparing for revalidation

Othmane Ben Njima, Revalidation Manager, Heart of England Foundation Trust, discusses preparing for revalidation: which is an interactive session: 

• Preparing for appraisal that supports revalidation: what you need to do as a nurse and as an organisation
• A step by step guide to developing the evidence for revalidation
• Moving forward

 

20 May 2014   More...
Dr Sheila Hardy speaks on demonstrating a reduction in premature mortality for people with mental health problems

Dr Sheila Hardy, Education Fellow, Integrated Mental Health Programme, UCL Partners, discusses demonstrating a reduction in premature mortality for people with mental health problems:

• How we have been able to reduce premature mortality for people with mental health problems
• The role of primary care nurses
• Educating and training frontline staff

 

20 May 2014   More...
Dr Peter Aitken speaks on the role of liaison psychiatry in improving outcomes for people with physical and mental health conditions

Dr Peter Aitken, Chair, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists & Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
Devon Partnership NHS Trust discusses the role of liaison psychiatry in improving outcomes for people with physical and mental health conditions: 

• What is the role of liaison psychiatry in managing the physical health of those with mental health conditions? How this role could develop 
• Effectively managing co-morbid physical and mental illness 
• Improving the concurrent management of physical and mental health symptoms

 

20 May 2014   More...
Dr Neil Deuchar gives a Keynote presentation at Birmingham conference on why commissioners need to think whole-person?

Dr Neil Deuchar,   Director,  Commissioning Centre, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Co-Chair the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health discusses why commissioners need to think whole-person?

 

 

20 May 2014   More...
Nicola Ranger speaks at London conference on monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal

Nicola Ranger, Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Services, Frimley Park Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust discusses monitoring nursing performance and development through appraisal: 

• What does the performance element of nursing appraisal involve and how do you engage nurses in the appraisal   process? 
• How can you monitor nursing performance and development through appraisal
• Learning from Francis     

20 May 2014   More...
National care of the dying audit for hospitals, England National report May 2014 has been published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in conjunction with Marie Curie Cancer Care

This report reflects many of the issues identified by the Neuberger Review, as well as what needs to be done to improve the quality of hospital care for dying people and their families including views from over 800 bereaved carers.- Dr Jane Collins Marie Curie Cancer Care.  News from RCP.

16 May 2014   More...
Delivering annualised consultant job plans & job plan reviews

Kate Langford Medical Director of Workforce Development at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Consultant Job Planning conference.

15 May 2014   More...
Clinical Excellence Awards - The Non Executive Director perspective

Mr Rob Armstrong  Non Executive Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust at today’s Consultant Job Planning conference.

15 May 2014   More...
Dr Mo Zoha & Caroline Parker Speak at a London Conference on Improving Medication Safety in Mental Health

Dr Mo Zoha, Consultant Psychiatrist & Caroline Parker, Consultant Pharmacist, Central & North West London Mental Health NHS Trust discuss improving medication safety in mental health: 

• Improving medication safety in mental health
• Why reducing the impact of medication side effects is key to parity of esteem and improving physical health of    those with mental health problems
• National developments

 

14 May 2014   More...
Dr Shubulade Smith Speaks on the impact of psychotropic medications on the physical health of those with serious mental health conditions

Dr Shubulade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London & Commissioner, The Schizophrenia Commission discusses the impact of psychotropic medications on the physical health of those with serious mental health conditions: 

• Psychotropic medications side effects: the evidence
• Combatting weight gain and metabolic changes as a result of medications
• Implementing the new NICE recommendations on psychosis and schizophrenia with regard to medications and physical health
• Health promotion initiatives that work to reduce the impact on physical health

 

14 May 2014   More...
Hilary Scott speaks at London Conference on Identifying and Reducing Medication Errors in Mental Health

Hilary Scott, Chief Pharmacist, South Essex Partnership NHS Trust discusses identifying and reducing medication errors in mental health: 

• What is the scale of medication error in mental health? our research
• How do we identify medication errors in mental health?
• Common errors and high risk of harm errors
• Medication errors reduction and picking up near misses: our experience

14 May 2014   More...
We must improve medication safety in mental health care stresses Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England"s National Clinical Director for Mental Health

News from NHS England: Dr Geraldine StrathdeeNHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, speaking about a HCUK conference being held in London today (14 May 2014) that focused on improving medication safety in mental health, reducing the impact of medication side effects, improving prescribing and reducing the reliance on medications in mental health.

14 May 2014   More...
Image and Data Migration and Management

Dr. Neelam Dugar Consultant Radiologist and Clinical PACS Lead at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust & Immediate Past Chairman RCR Imaging Informatics Group, The Royal College of Radiologists at today’s Radiology Information Systems and PACS conference.

13 May 2014   More...
Delivering a paperless and filmless NHS

Dr Stephen Fenn Consultant Radiologist Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust open’s today’s Radiology Information Systems and PACS conference.

13 May 2014   More...
Working together to develop and deliver Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) services to avoid admission and facilitate early discharge.

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse Older People Ealing Hospital NHS Trust at today’s Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing conference.

8 May 2014   More...
Interventions to Improve Antimicrobial Prescribing in Hospital Care: What works?

Professor Jonathan Cooke Visiting Professor, Infectious Diseases and Immunity Imperial College London, and Honorary Professor School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Manchester, at today’s Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing conference.

8 May 2014   More...
Implementing the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy in the NHS: update from the Department of Health

John Watson Deputy Chief Medical Officer Department of Health at today’s Prudent Antimicrobial Prescribing conference.

8 May 2014   More...
News from todays Hip Fracture conference

News and presentations from today’s conference focusing on meeting the NICE quality standard for Hip Fracture and learning from the National Hip Fracture Database.

1 May 2014   More...
Kay Riley Speaks on Developing Nursing Competence: Career and Competence Frameworks for Nursing

Kay Riley,  Chief Nurse,  Barts Health NHS Trust chairs at London Conference and Speaks on developing nursing competence: career and competence frameworks for nursing: 

● Demonstrating and expanding Nursing Competence 
● Competence in advanced nursing roles and practice   
● Supporting the development of nurses and enabling them to gain recognition for their knowledge, skills and competence 
● Linking to the new model of Nursing Revalidation

1 May 2014   More...
Sarah Page Speaks at London Conference on Competence and Nursing Revalidation: National Update

Sarah Page,  Director of Fitness to Practise,  The Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses competence and nursing revalidation: National Update: 

● Nursing revalidation: National Update
● The role of demonstrating competence in nursing revalidation 
● Enforcing standards of competence
● Challenges in fitness to practice  

1 May 2014   More...
Alison Pottle Speaks on Demonstrating Competence in a New Role or Skill

Alison Pottle,  Cardiology Nurse Consultant,  Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust speaks on demonstrating competence in a new role or skill:

● Demonstrating competence in a new role or skill
● Identifying and embracing training and education opportunities to developing your role and practice 
● Developing and maintaining competence in independent prescribing 
● Case studies and examples 

1 May 2014   More...
Dr Chris Subbe Speaks at London Conference on Improving the Recognition of the Deteriorating Patient

Dr Chris Subbe, Consultant in acute and intensive care medicine, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor & Member National Early Warning Score Development and Implementation Group (NEWSDIG) discusses improving the recognition of the deteriorating patient:

● Moving forward with the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 
● Developments and tips for success in implementation
● Ensuring a rapid response to the deteriorating patient
● Our experience and the development of the rapid response team

30 April 2014   More...
All the news and presentations from the Ward Manager Conference

News and presentations from the developing your role as an effective Ward Manager Conference, 29th April 2014, London

30 April 2014   More...
John Welch Speaks at London Conference on Improving Care for Deteriorating Patients and Implement NEWS in an NHS Trust

John Welch, Nurse Consultant, Critical Care, University College London Hospitals,  NHS Foundation Trust on improving care for deteriorating patients and implement NEWS in an NHS Trust: 

● implementing NEWS in an NHS Trust
● education, raining and monitoring
● our experience of recognising and responding the deteriorating patient: what works?

30 April 2014   More...
Dr Claire Gordon Speaks on Identification of Patients at Risk of Deterioration

Dr Claire Gordon, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust & Fellow The Scottish Patient Safety Programme discusses identification of patients at risk of deterioration

● Using patient safety methodology to identify patients at risk of deterioration 
● Our approach in the Lothian and the impact on mortality
● The role of the medical ward round and intentional rounding in identifying patients at risk of deterioration

30 April 2014   More...
Dr Sanjay Arya Speaks on 7 Day Working Improves Weekend Mortality

Dr Sanjay Arya, Divisional Medical Director of Medicine, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, discusses 7 day working improves weekend mortality:

• Implementing recommendations on consultant delivered services seven days a week
• Improving care in hospitals in the evenings and at weekends
• Changing ways of working and improving junior doctor training in recognizing and escalation of acutely ill patients: moving forward

30 April 2014   More...
Kate Beaumont Speaks at London Conference on Sepsis – the Silent Killer and Leading Cause of Deterioration

Kate Beaumont, Patient Safety Consultant, Member UK Sepsis Group and Trustee UK Sepsis Trust focuses on Sepsis – the silent killer and leading cause of deterioration:

● Why is it so important to focus on sepsis as the leading cause of deterioration?
● Ensuring sepsis is recognised early and treated promptly
● Case studies and tips for good practice and change

30 April 2014   More...
News from today's Effective Clinical Director conference

News from today’s Effective Clinical Director conference held in London and chaired by Dr Ian Starke Medical Director for Revalidation at the Royal College of Physicians, London. 

29 April 2014   More...
Yvonne Blucher Speaks at London Conference on Developing your Competence and Leadership Skills as a Ward Manager

Yvonne Blucher, Deputy Chief Nurse & Lead for Ward Level Development at Barts Health NHS Trust, discussed the importance on the following key points in her presentation, in being an effective Ward Manager:

•strengthening the leadership of the Ward Managers to improve the quality of care
•using coaching and partnership working to boost the performance of Ward Managers
•increasing staff confidence in their leadership skills
•developing your leadership skills: tips for success

29 April 2014   More...
Jackie Smith Speaks at London Conference on Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar for Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses nursing appraisal and revalidation, focusing on the principles, challenges and implementation. 

29 April 2014   More...
David Bailey Speaks at London Conference on Managing your Own Ward Budgets, Finances and Resources

David Bailey, Independent Healthcare Finance Consultant and Author of  ‘The NHS Budget Holder’s Survival Guide’ discusses key points from his book on managing your own ward budgets, finances and resources.  

29 April 2014   More...
Helen Young Speaks at London Conference on Ensuring the Ward Manager is Supernumerary and Supervisory

Helen Young,  Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, focuses on the following key points on ensuring the Ward Manager is supernumerary and supervisory: 

• ensuring Ward Managers are given the time they need
• developing the Ward Manager supernumerary and supervisory status
• the ward managers role in delivering the 6Cs
• our experience 

29 April 2014   More...
Louise Stead Speaks at London Conference on Implementing the National recommendations from 'Ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at ward level"

Louise Stead, Director of Nursing and Patient Experience, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust & Sarah Maidment Senior Sister Paediatrics, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, discusses assessing and managing nurse staffing and skill mix on the ward, implementing the national recommendations from ‘ensuring we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at ward level.’

 

29 April 2014   More...
Implementing the 6Cs effectively

Paul Jebb Assistant Director of Nursing (Patient Experience) at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on implementing the 6Cs effectively at today’s effective Ward Manager conference.

29 April 2014   More...
Kate Granger speaks at London conference on her experience as a patient

Kate Granger, Doctor and creator of #hellomynameis, gave a presentation at a London Conference on her experience as a patient, focusing on the level of care she was given and if the care met her needs or the needs of the staff. 

28 April 2014   More...
Neil Churchill Speaks at London Conference on Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight

Neil Churchill, Director of Patient Experience discussed NHS England's future plans and policies, focusing on measuring, understanding and acting on patient experience insight. 

28 April 2014   More...
Dr Sophie Staniszewska Speaks at London Conference on Implementing the NICE Patient Experience Guidance and Quality Standard

Dr Sophie Staniszewska, Chair of NICE Guidance Development Group Member of NQB Patient Experience Sub-group, discusses implementing the NICE patient experience guidance and quality standard with focus on how the guideline was created and the quality procedure it went through. 

28 April 2014   More...
Kate Evans Speaks on Responding to and Using Online Sources and Social Media for Feedback and Engagement with Patients and Community

Kate Evans, Head of Patient Experience for NHS England discussed the importance of social media for patient care the benefits in engaging and communicating to patients via this tool.  

28 April 2014   More...
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), under the leadership of Professor Mike Richards, on Thursday 17 April, published the first reports from its new programme of mental health and community health services inspections.

The inspections, under the CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals,  involved significantly larger inspection teams than CQC has used in the past and looked at a wider range of services. People’s experiences of services are at the heart of CQC’s assessments. News from the CQC

26 April 2014   More...
NHS must renew hygiene efforts to tackle 'unacceptable and avoidable' infection rates, with the latest NICE quality standard containing six statements designed to reduce infection.

This quality standard contains six statements designed to reduce infection rates, including a statement recommending that patients should be looked after by healthcare workers who always clean their hands thoroughly, both immediately before and immediately after contact or care. It also aims to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by recommending that antibiotics be prescribed only in accordance with local antibiotic formularies - as part of a system to stem resistance of infections to antibiotics. News from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

22 April 2014   More...
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) consults on rule changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today launched a consultation on proposed changes to its Fitness to Practise (FtP) Rules and the Education, Registration and Registration Appeals Rules which would help start the process of “sweeping away its inflexible and outdated decision making processes” 

17 April 2014   More...
Department of Health guidance for adult health and social care services to develop a culture where restrictive interventions are only ever used as a last resort

Positive and Proactive Care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions guidance for all those working in health and social care settings: commissioners of services, executive directors, frontline staff and all those who care for and support people. 

8 April 2014   More...
Head of Patient Experience, NHS England on Twitter for organisations, and engagement with patients and your local community

Kath Evans @KathEvans2 Head of Patient Experience at NHS England speaks on Twitter for organisations, and engagement with patients and your local community.

3 April 2014   More...
Professional responsibility on Twitter: the RCGP social media highway code

Dr Ben Riley Medical Director of Curriculum at The Royal College of General Practitioners on how social media has changed the way that healthcare professionals  and organisations interact with patients, and the importance of using social media appropriately.

3 April 2014   More...
Using Twitter in the NHS

Resources from today’s Twitter conference for Clinicians and Healthcare Managers

3 April 2014   More...
Enhanced Recovery: National Update and delivering the 7 day NHS

David McDonald  Service Improvement Manager, Whole System Patient Flow Improvement Programme, Scottish Government at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference in London

 

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Ensuring patients are in the optimal condition for surgical treatment

Jane Jackson Nurse Consultant in Pre Operative Assessment and One of the founder members of the pre-operative association at today’s Enhanced Recovery conference on ensuring patients are in the optimal condition for treatment.

3 April 2014   More...
Ministerial address: the role of the Independent Ambulance Service in the NHS

Full speech from the Keynote Opening Ministerial Address at the IAA 2014 conference The Vital Link by Mark Pawsey MP.

3 April 2014   More...
Getting Started with Twitter

Getting started with Twitter by Dr Chris Roseveare Consultant in Acute Medicine Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at today's Social Media in the NHS conference.

3 April 2014   More...
Putting the individual at the heart of Enhanced Recovery pathways.

Neil Betterdige Patient and Public Advisor Enhanced Recovery NHS Improving quality at today's Enhanced Recovery conference in London.

3 April 2014   More...
Social Media and Employment Law: Dos and Donts

Social Media and Employment Law: Do’s and Don’ts by Rachael Heenan Partner at Capsticks at today’s Social Media in the NHS conference.

3 April 2014   More...
Ambulance services from the patient perspective

Rekha Elaswarapu Senior Policy and Research Manager at The Patient Association on ambulance services from the patient perspective.

2 April 2014   More...
National Clinical Director for Urgent Care on New Opportunities for the Independent Ambulance Service in the future of urgent care

Professor Jonathan Benger National Clinical Director for Urgent Care NHS England at today’s IAA conference on the role of the Independent Ambulance Service in the future of urgent care.

2 April 2014   More...
A user centred quality standard for Telehealth and Telecare

Trevor Single Chief Executive The Telecare Services Association on a user centre quality standard for telehealth and telecare.

2 April 2014   More...
Ambulance Sector Regulation Update by Professor Mike Richards Chief inspector of Hospitals Care Quality Commission

Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Care Quality Commission's Chief Inspector of Hospitals makes his first major speech to the independent ambulance industry at the IAA Conference in London today.

2 April 2014   More...
New ambulance training an investment in the future

The National Independent Ambulance College (NIAC) launched its first range of ambulances courses yesterday supported by Pearson, the world’s leading education company that helps millions of people make progress in their lives through learning and Falck Denmark A/S, the world’s leading provider of ambulance services.

2 April 2014   More...
The role of assistive technologies in delivering integrated care

Rachel Cashman Head of Collaboration and Excellence NHS England at today’s Telehealth and Telecare conference.

2 April 2014   More...
Improving patient safety, assurance, clinical risk management in telehealth and telecare services

Dr Simon Fradd, GP, Chairman and Medical Director, Concordia Health, Speaks at London Conference on improving patient safety, assurance, clinical risk management in telehealth and telecare services. 

2 April 2014   More...
Enabling Innovation in Telecare & Telehealth

Dr Anne Hendry, National Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Joint Improvement Team Scotland speaks at London conference on enabling innovation in telecare and telehealth. 

2 April 2014   More...
Independent Ambulance Association Annual Conference (IAA2014) News

All the news from the IAA 2014 Conference, 2 April 2014, ICO Conference Centre, London

2 April 2014   More...
Alison Sansome, Director of Registration, Nursing and Midwifery Council speaking today at the Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix conference in London.

Alison Sansome, Director of Registration,  Nursing and Midwifery Council speaking today at the Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix conference in London on Developing the future of the nursing workforce.

1 April 2014   More...
Nicky Hayes, Consultant Nurse, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust presents a case study on Safe Staffing for Older Peoples Wards at the Nursing Skillmix conference today in London

Nicky Hayes, Consultant Nurse, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust presents a case study on Safe Staffing for Older Peoples Wards at the Nursing Skillmix conference today in London

1 April 2014   More...
Jane Ball, Deputy Director, National Nursing Research Unit, King"s College London speaking today at the Nursing Safeguarding and Skillmix conference in London asked Planning nurse staffing – why and how?

Jane Ball, Deputy Director, National Nursing Research Unit, King’s College London speaking today at the Nursing Safeguarding and Skillmix conference in London asked  Planning nurse staffing – why and how?              

1 April 2014   More...
Guidance issued on Hard Truths commitments regarding the publishing of staffing data

NHS England and the Care Quality Commission have issued joint guidance to Trusts on the delivery of the ‘Hard Truths’ commitments associated with publishing staffing data regarding nursing, midwifery and care staff levels.

1 April 2014   More...
Prof Lisbeth Fagerstrøm discussed The RAFAELA System - a research based workforce planning tool for nurse staffing

Prof Lisbeth Fagerstrøm Master in Caring Science, PhD  in Health Sciences, Professor in Nursing Science  Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Drammen, Norway discussed the The RAFAELA System - a research based workforce planning tool for nurse staffing and skillmix at the conference today

1 April 2014   More...
Kath Henderson Senior Clinical Advisor (Nursing and Quality) NHS North Derbyshire CCG presenting skillmix in Community Nursing at the conference in London today

Kath Henderson Senior Clinical Advisor (Nursing and Quality) NHS North Derbyshire CCG presenting skillmix in Community Nursing at the conference in London today 

1 April 2014   More...
A new ambition to reduce avoidable harm in the NHS by half over the next three years, to improve patient safety, cut costs and save up to 6,000 lives has been outlined by Jeremy Hunt.

 

In a speech at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, the Secretary of State has announced details of how NHS organisations can work together to improve patient safety and save money. - “It is my clear ambition that the NHS should become the safest healthcare system anywhere in the world. I want the tragic events of Mid Staffs to become a turning point in the creation of a more open, compassionate and transparent culture within the NHS.” News form the Department of Health

27 March 2014   More...
Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

Prof Peter Aitken Hon Associate Professor NIHR CLAHRC for the South West Peninsula, Chair, Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry, RCPYSCH speaks at London conference on Crisis Care Concordat

 

25 March 2014   More...
Helene Donnelly, Ambassador for Cultural Change, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust Video Available

Click  HERE to view a film  of Helene Donnelly with Chief Executive Stuart Poynor and staff talking about the importance of Raising Concerns on the You Tube Channel 

25 March 2014   More...
Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT asks Why, How and What? at the Raising Concerns Conference in London today

Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT speaking at todays Raising Concerns Conference in London asks Why, How and What?

25 March 2014   More...
The vision for Mental Health Crisis Services

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, presents the vision for Mental Health Crisis Services

25 March 2014   More...
The role of Telehealth and Telecare in the UK's growing elderly population

Increased use of technology such as telehealth and telecare may help to improve quality of care and reduce costs. News from House of Commons Publications.

24 March 2014   More...
Health sector data protection audits highlight areas for improvement

An Information Commissioner’s Office report released 18 March gives a snapshot of organisations providing secondary health care and how they are complying with the Data Protection Act. News from ICO

24 March 2014   More...
Commissioning Crisis Care for Mental Health

Dr Elizabeth England, GP Laurie Pike Health Centre, RCGP Mental Health Commissioning Lead and Co-Chair JCPMH, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Speaks at Conference on Commissioning Crisis Care for mental health. 

24 March 2014   More...
Alternative Approaches to Working with Crisis

Fiona Venner, Director, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service speaks at London Conference on alternative approaches to working with crisis from the perspective of  Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service. 

24 March 2014   More...
New National Patient Safety Alert System signed off and sent to the Central Alerting System for dissemination

The new national patient safety alert system has been signed off by NHS England and sent to the Central Alerting System for dissemination Dr David Gillet Senior Pharmacist at NHS England told delegates at yesterday's Reducing Medication Errors conference.

20 March 2014   More...
Medicines optimization and reducing medication errors in primary and community care

Jonathan Mason Clinical Adviser (Medicines) NHS England London Region at today’s Reducing Medication Errors conference in Birmingham.

19 March 2014   More...
Introductory Panel Session: Is control & restraint used as a last resort in the NHS? How can we improve practice & service end user experience

Panel Members:
Dr Julie Hankin, Consultant Psychiatrist and National Professional Advisor on Mental Health Care Quality Commission
Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law Liverpool John Moores University and international expert on physical interventions
Paul Scates, peer specialist for the Dorset Mental Health Forum
Naomi Phillips, Head of Policy and Campaigns MIND

19 March 2014   More...
Improving patient safety and experience through new oral anticoagulants

News from todays Anticoagulation Therapy Services Conference

19 March 2014   More...
Control and Restraint, Risk and Safeguarding

Pete Morgan, chair of the Board of Trustees for the Practitioner Alliance for Safeguarding Adults (PASAUK) and Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board, speaks at London Conference on control, restraint, risk and safeguarding.

 

19 March 2014   More...
NICE publishes guideline on managing medicines in care homes

NICE publishes guideline on managing medicines in care homes

14 March 2014   More...
Prof Sir Mike Richards to make his first major speech to the independent ambulance industry

Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Care Quality Commission’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals will be making his first major speech to the independent ambulance industry at the IAA Conference in London on 2 April.

13 March 2014   More...
The Surgical Site Infection Quality Standard and Monitoring and surveillance

Pauline Harrington Member, NICE Topic Expert Group, Surgical Site Infection Quality Standard, & Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Manager/Infection Control Nurse, Public Health England on the NICE SSI Quality Standard and monitoring and surveillance.

12 March 2014   More...
Identifying and managing surgical patients at risk of Sepsis

Kate Beaumont Trustee U Sepsis Trust, Nurse Director The Learning Clinic speaking at today’s Surgical Site Infection conference on identifying and managing surgical patients at risk of Sepsis.

12 March 2014   More...
Wound Management: understanding the risk factors for Surgical Site Infection

Maureen Benbow Trustee of the Tissue Viability Society & Senior Lecturer University of Chester on Wound Management: understanding the risk factors for Surgical Site Infection.

12 March 2014   More...
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults under the Care Bill Social Care Institute for Excellence Update

News from todays Adult Safeguarding under the Care Bill Conference

12 March 2014   More...
Care Quality Commission Update from Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Social Care on CQC Inspection of Social Care

News from todays Adult Safeguarding under the Care Bill Conference

12 March 2014   More...
CCIO Dr Mike Fisther on a Clinical Portal approach to Electronic Patient Records

Dr Mike Fisher Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trusts speaks on a clinical portal approach to Electronic Patient Records at today’s conference.

11 March 2014   More...
Delivering a paperless NHS by 2018

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor  NHS England opening at today’s Electronic Patient Records conference.

11 March 2014   More...
Paul Rafferty Ward Manager at Bradford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Speaks at London Conference on Implementing 6cs at Ward Level

Paul opened his presentation by discussing “communicating, implementing and monitoring 6Cs at ward level.”  He explored the practical methods used to develop care and compassion in practice and highlighted the importance of ward culture, values and behaviours as key drivers in implementation.  
 

 

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Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing: Quality Improvement and Care, NHS England speaking today at the 6C"s conference in London on the 6Cs - Compassion in Practice The Amazing Journey so far

Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing: Quality Improvement and Care, NHS England speaking today at the 6C’s conference in London on the 6Cs - Compassion in Practice The  Amazing Journey so far and discussed the Nursing measures for the 6Cs.

11 March 2014   More...
Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs, Royal College of Nursing speaking today at the 6cs conference in London reveals the latest Frontline First Report entitled More than just a number

The report reveals that a “reckless policy” has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, draining valuable leadership, experience and specialist knowledge from the health service.

 

11 March 2014   More...
Bronagh Scott Director of Nurse & Patient Experience Speaks at London Conference on Promoting Leadership which Constantly Reinforces Values & Standards of Care

Bronagh Scott Director of Nursing & Patient Experience at Whittington Health NHS Trust Speaks at London Conference on Promoting Leadership which Constantly Reinforces Values & Standards of Care

 

11 March 2014   More...
HCUK Twitter Guide for NHS and Social Care Where to start

HCUK NHS and Social Care Delegates Guide to Twitter

10 March 2014   More...
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, writes on the important changes to support staff so they can raise concerns about patient care and safety, including introducing a new duty of candour.

Jeremy Hunt writes to NHS Trusts to support them in creating a more patient-centred, compassionate NHS, with the introduction of new employment contracts include the right to raise concerns, a helpline and the duty of candour. News from the Department of Health. 

7 March 2014   More...
Video launched in celebration of the inspirational work by Kate Granger, a doctor and terminally ill patient who founded the #hellomynameis campaign

Video launched celebrating the inspiring work by Dr Kate Granger founder of the #hellomynameis campaign

6 March 2014   More...
Celia Ingham Clark, National Director, Preventing people from dying prematurely gives an overview on addressing the variations in service arrangements and patient outcomes between weekdays and weekends

Celia Ingham Clark, National Director, Preventing people from dying prematurely discusses the Quality and Safety Programme speaking at the Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference in London today gave an overview on addressing the variations in service arrangements and patient outcomes between weekdays and weekends was identified by the NHS in London as a key priority in 2012/13 and has remained as such.

4 March 2014   More...
Experienced Implementer case study - 7 day working Northumbrian journey” By David Evans at the 7 Day Healthcare conference today

Dr David Evans, Medical Director, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust speaking at the Delivering a 7 Day Health Service conference in London today discussing the Experienced Implementer case study “7 day working Northumbrian journey”

4 March 2014   More...
7 day working: implications for emergency services by Dr Chris Roseveare Co-Chair AoMRC

Dr Chris Roseveare Co-Chair AoMRC 7 day Project sub-committee speaking today at the Delivering 7 Day Health conference in London on 7 day working: implications for emergency services

4 March 2014   More...
Clinical audit and changing practice to improve patient experience and involvement

Jude McLellan Resuscitation & Acute Oncology Outreach Specialist and Christine Tetlow Clinical Audit Facilitator Analyst from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust present on moving from DNCPR to “Allow a Natural Death” as a result of clinical audit findings.

27 February 2014   More...
Professor Nick Black Chair National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries opens day 2 of Clinical Audit for Improvement

Professor Nick Black Chair National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries opens day 2 of Clinical Audit for Improvement with a look at achievements and challenges.

27 February 2014   More...
Quality Standards and Clinical Audit: NICE Update

Val Moore Implementation Programme Director at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on quality standards and clinical audit.

27 February 2014   More...
Clinical Audit: HQIP Update on National Clinical Audit Programmes

Prof Danny Kennan Medical Director at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) gives an update on National Clinical Audit and what it means at a local level, new national clinical audits and developments within the existing programmes, future developments and an update from HQIP.

27 February 2014   More...
Clinical Audit: national update from NHS England

Richard Arnold Clinical Audit Lead NHS England opens Clinical Audit for Improvement 2014 with an update on how clinical audit fits with the national agenda.

26 February 2014   More...
The new CQC approach to hospital inspection by Professor Sir Mike Richards

Professor Sir Mike Richards presenting today at the Complaints conference in London, opened his presentation by discussing the The Chief Inspector of Hospitals’ task and said that the aim is to inspect all acute NHS hospital Trusts/FTs by December 2015 and to assess 5 key questions: is a Trust is safe, effective, caring, responsive to patients’ needs and well-led.

 

26 February 2014   More...
Complaints handling: listening, learning, improving by Chris Bostock, NHS Complaints Policy Lead, DH

Chris Bostock, NHS Complaints Policy Lead, DH speakign today at the NHS Complaints conference in London said "There is a need to improve public sector complaints handling across the public sector not just the NHS...and to consider if all public sector complaints should be handled by one agency as in Scotland and Wales." 

26 February 2014   More...
Sir Mike Richards speaks on the role of Clinical Audit in the CQC Inspections

News from todays Clinical Audit for Improvement 2014 conference

26 February 2014   More...
Improving End of Life Care: putting personal experience first

Tony Bonser, People in Partnership Chair The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters and Member of Baroness Neuberger’s Independent Review Panel on the Liverpool Care Pathway spoke at today’s improving end of life care conference on putting personal experience first.

25 February 2014   More...
End of Life Care: More than just the final days of life

Nicole Woodyatt MBE, Programme Manager – Macmillan Specialist Care at Home, Macmillan Cancer Support on the Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service.

25 February 2014   More...
Simon Chapman, Director for Public & Parliamentary Engagement at NCPC speaks on the Liverpool Care Pathway and what went wrong

Simon Chapman, Director for Public & Parliamentary Engagement at NCPC speaks on the Liverpool Care Pathway and what went wrong at Improving End of Life Care

25 February 2014   More...
A new agreement, announced by Norman Lamb, between police and the NHS seeks to improve mental health crisis care ,giving emergency support for people in mental health crisis , driving up standards of care.

The agreement – called the Crisis Care Concordat –- has been signed by more than 20 national organisations in a bid to drive up standards of care for people experiencing crisis such as suicidal thoughts or significant anxiety. News from The Department of Health

18 February 2014   More...
What makes an excellent NHS Medical Director

Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust speaks on what makes an excellent Clinical Director

13 February 2014   More...
Setting up and running an effective OPAT service by Linda Nazarko OBE

Linda Nazarko OBE, Consultant Nurse Older People Ealing Hospital NHS Trust speaking at the IV Therapy conference today said that fifteen years ago only a small minority of hospital inpatients were considered suitable for Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) services (Wiselka & Nicholson, 1997). 

13 February 2014   More...
Update from Katerina Kolyva Nursing and Midwifery Council on Nurse Appraisal

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued , Practice Nursing and Midwifery Council speaking at the Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation event today in Birmingham opened her presentation advising that the NMC is committed to introducing revalidation to all registered nurses and midwives by the end of 2015. 

13 February 2014   More...
Theresa Shaw, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies speaking on moving forward: changing attitudes, culture, values and behaviour

Theresa Shaw, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies speaking  at the Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation event today in Birmingham spoke on the Francis Report that has given impetus to what many would agree is long overdue. 

13 February 2014   More...
Meeting the NMC standards and code in terms of conduct and competence? By Tracey Carter

Tracey Carter, Deputy Chief Nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust and Honorary Professor of Nursing, City University speaking today in Birmingham at the Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation conference said  performance and talent reviews formalise the ongoing discussions and feedback that have taken place between a staff member and their line manager throughout the year. 

13 February 2014   More...
Prescribing appropriately and cost effectively by Dianne Bowskill, University of Nottingham

Dianne Bowskill, Lecturer Non Medical Prescribing Lead, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences , University of Nottingham spoke today at the Nurse Prescribing conference and her presentation focussed on cost effective prescribing within medicines management in the context of non medical prescribing, specifically exploring the medication review. 

12 February 2014   More...
Demonstrating Competence to Prescribe by Deborah Robertson, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester

Deborah Robertson, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester speaking at Nurse Prescribing in Birmingham today looked at the important concept of competence in Non Medical Prescribing and will focus discussion around the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for Prescribers.

12 February 2014   More...
Prescribing Autonomously within a clinic by Alison Pottle Cardiology Nurse Consultant Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Pottle  Cardiology Nurse Consultant Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust speaking today at the Non-Medical Prescribing conference in Birmingham explored various issues relating to prescribing in a clinic setting. 

12 February 2014   More...
Diagnosis and treatment of red legs by Linda Nazarko Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

Linda Nazarko OBE, Consultant Nurse for Older People, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust speaking at Non-Medical Prescribing conference in Birmingham said the NHS utilises 400,000 bed days and spends - £254 million annually on the admission and treatment of people with lower leg cellulitis one third of this inappropriately. Every year 132,000 bed days and £84.5 million pounds are wasted because of misdiagnosis (Nazarko, 2012a, Nazarko, 2012b).  

12 February 2014   More...
How excess mortality rates translate in actual avoidable deaths by Helen Hogan London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Helen Hogan, Clinical Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine speaking today at the Avoidable Hospital Deaths conference in Birmingham

12 February 2014   More...
Should we move to a full 7 day health & social care service? by Sanjay Arya

Dr Sanjay Arya, Divisional Medical Director of Medicine, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust speaking at Avoidable Hospital Deaths said there is a variation in care depending upon time of the day and the day of the week patients are admitted with increased risk of death associated with weekend emergency admissions.

12 February 2014   More...
Care Pathways for Quality Improvement - European Pathway Association Update

Ruben van Zelm Secretary of the European Pathway Association updates delegates on EPA developments and moving forward with care pathways

12 February 2014   More...
The Liverpool Care Pathway: lessons learnt and implications for other care pathways

Deboarah Murphy, Associate Director of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool speaking at todays Care Pathways conference

12 February 2014   More...
The Wales perspective of using an ICP for the last days of life

The Wales perspective of using an ICP for the last days of life by Dr Helen Mitchell and Dr Marlise Poolman National leads, Welsh Collaborative Care Priorities Project

12 February 2014   More...
Developing national condition specific standards for care pathways post LCP

Developing national condition specific standards for care pathways by Mark Fleming  National ICP Coordinator – Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Programme Manager EHealth/Mental Health, NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

 

12 February 2014   More...
Enabling clinicians to view information from different IT systems by Jeremy R L Nettle, Former Chair, Intellect Healthcare Group

Jeremy R L Nettle, Former Chair, Intellect Healthcare Group speaking today at Clinical Portal conference

11 February 2014   More...
The Clinicians view of Clinical Portals by Cliff Barthram, Joint eHealth Lead, NHS Tayside Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

Cliff Barthram, Joint eHealth Lead, NHS Tayside Ninewells Hospital & Medical School

11 February 2014   More...
Improving Hospital Care at Night and the new 7 Day Improvement Programme

Improving Hospital Care at Night and the new 7 Day Improvement Programme

6 February 2014   More...
Improving quality and patient safety at night: the Junior Doctor perspective

Improving quality and patient safety at night: the Junior Doctor perspective

6 February 2014   More...
Ensuring the voices of patients and carers are heard: Francis a Year On

Ensuring the voices of patients and carers are heard: Francis a Year On by the Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP Member of Parliament for the Cynon Valley & Joint Lead for the National Review into Complaints Handling in the NHS at yesterday's conference.

6 February 2014   More...
Putting Patient First: Realising Francis' Vision

Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicans speaks at Francis Inquiry: a year on

5 February 2014   More...
Implementing the Francis Inquiry key recommendations for nursing

Implementing the Francis Inquiry key recommendations for nursing

5 February 2014   More...
Is the NHS a safer place for patients a year on from the Francis Inquiry recommendations?

Is the NHS a safer place for patients a year on from the Francis Inquiry recommendations?

5 February 2014   More...
An update from the Care Quality Commission

An update from the Care Quality Commission following the Francis Inquiry recommendations a year on.

5 February 2014   More...
Jeremy Hunt on the first anniversary of the Francis report

Jeremy Hunt has written for the Telegraph ahead of the first anniversary of the Francis report, saying the; "NHS now has more nurses, less box-ticking, and greater transparency." 

 

5 February 2014   More...
Introducing fundamental standards: consultation on proposals to change CQC registration regulations from the department of Health

“This document describes the key issues that have emerged from the feedback we have received, explains our aims for the Fundamental Standards in more detail, and gives you an opportunity to comment on our draft regulations.” Norman Lamb, Department of Health

5 February 2014   More...
Jeremy Hunt MP Secretary of State for Health closing comments at Implementing the Francis Inquiry Recommendations a Year On

Jeremy Hunt MP Secretary of State for Health closing comments at Implementing the Francis Inquiry Recommendations a Year On

5 February 2014   More...
The Falls and Fractures Alliance: Reducing falls and injuries in the 65"s

The Falls and Fractures Alliance: Reducing falls and injuries in the 65’s

4 February 2014   More...
Prof Cameron Swift speaks on implementing the updated NICE Clinical Practice Guideline on Falls

Prof Cameron Swift, Chairman of the Falls Guideline Development Group at NICE speaking today at Falls Prevention and Management in London

4 February 2014   More...
Improving fall-related diagnostic rates and reducing femoral neck fractures

Improving fall-related diagnostic rates and reducing femoral neck fractures

4 February 2014   More...
Unleashing the power of people by Dr Masood Nazir, General Practitioner Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England

Speaking at the Electronic Document Management today in London Dr Masood Nazir, General Practitioner Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England opened the presentation by discussing unleashing the power of people  - by using data and technology to drive efficiency, effectiveness and quality improvement.

30 January 2014   More...
Setting the standards for electronic document management by Prof John Williams Royal College of Physicians

Professor John Williams, Director, Health Informatics Unit The Royal College of Physicians, London presented today at the Electronic Document Management conference on Setting the standards for electronic document management and delivering a paperless NHS

30 January 2014   More...
Developing Simple Rules for Information Sharing by David Riley Member, Steering Group for National Information Governance Review Panel

Developing Simple Rules for Information Sharing

There is a great deal of detailed guidance on different aspects of Information Governance and Information Sharing, with many new and constantly updated developments.  This is a challenge for organisations trying to keep up to date and compliant.  

29 January 2014   More...
When things go wrong: managing information governance breaches/untoward incidents and the role of the Information Commissioner

David's presentation began by looking in detail at a case that resulted in a large monetary penalty being issued. 

29 January 2014   More...
To share or not to share? Caldicott 2 by Jeremy Taylor, National Voices at the Information Governance Conference Today

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices & Member of the National Caldicott2 Information Governance review panel speaking today at Information Governance: Implementing the Government Response to Caldicott2 in London focused on implementing the government response, moving the centre of gravity from not sharing to sharing and developing and implementing new principles for the sharing of information.

29 January 2014   More...
Putting Patients in Control of Their Information Amir Hannan General Practitioner, Haughton Thornley Medical Centres CCG member NHS Tameside & Glossop

Whilst  the Department of Health introduced “The Power of Information – putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need” was laudable in view of the amount of data that is now being produced  annually, healthcare seems to be lagging behind said Amir Dr Amir Hannan, General Practitioner, Information Management & Technology Lead NHS Tameside & Glossop Primary Care IT Lead, NHS North-West at the opening of his presentation.

 

29 January 2014   More...
Ensuring people affected by mental illness get the support they need for their physical health

Paula Reid, Senior Policy Officer, Rethink Mental Illness on ensuring people affected by mental illness get the support they need for their physical health at today’s conference.

28 January 2014   More...
Improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions

Improving the physical health of those with Schizophrenia and serious mental health conditions

28 January 2014   More...
National update for Nurse Directors from the Royal College of Nursing

Dr Naomi Chapman, Executive Nurse Network Lead, The Royal College of Nursing gives a national update at today’s Effective Nurse Director conference.

24 January 2014   More...
Foundation of Nursing Studies Chief Executive Theresa Shaw on strengthening your leadership skills and empowering nurse leaders.

Foundation of Nursing Studies Chief Executive Theresa Shaw on strengthening your leadership skills and empowering nurse leaders within the organisation at today’s Effective Nurse Director conference.

24 January 2014   More...
Patient safety: How will the Care Quality Commission assess whether services are safe and responsive?

Lucy Hamer  Involvement Team Leader and Cate Quinn  Safe Care Senior Policy Lead Care Quality Commission at today’s Patient Involvement for Patient Safety conference.

21 January 2014   More...
Jeremy Taylor Chief Executive of National Voices opens today's Patient Involvement for Patient Safety conference.

Jeremy Taylor Chief Executive of National Voices opens today’s Patient Involvement for Patient Safety conference reflecting on why patient involvement is key to patient safety and how to work in partnership to ensure the patient voice is hear at every level.

21 January 2014   More...
Bill Hodson National Advisor on Adult Social Care at The Care Quality Commission givens an update on safeguarding and improving care for vulnerable older adults

Bill Hodson CQC National Professional Adviser, Adult Social Care gave an opening national update at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Older Adults conference in London.

 

 

15 January 2014   More...
Improving quality: The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward Quality Mark

Chloë Hood  Programme Manager, The Elder-Friendly Hospital Ward Quality Mark Royal College of Psychiatrists & Royal College of Physicians presents the work she has been involved in at today’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Older Adults conference.

15 January 2014   More...
Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Projects Lead NHS England discusses the Mid-Staffordshire Report, care.data, Hospital data consultation update and applications of data today

Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Projects Lead NHS England speaking at Data Quality & Clinical Coding conference and discussed the Mid-Staffordshire Report, care.data, Hospital data consultation update and applications of data.

14 January 2014   More...
Dr Jenny King CPsychol, FRCP Edin Practice Lead and Director , Edgecumbe Health presented today at the Assessing and Transforming The Culture of an NHS Service Conference

Jenny discussed the critical factors for moving forward and said “building an understanding of your team is key, understanding what gets them going can improve out comes”

14 January 2014   More...
NMC Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code now open

News from the Nursing and Midwifery Council invites the public to have their say.

6 January 2014   More...
Keogh's ten new clinical standards that describe the standard of urgent and emergency care all patients should expect seven days a week.

NHS England’s National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh yesterday set out a plans to drive seven day services across the NHS over the next three years, starting with urgent care services and supporting diagnostics - News from NHS England

16 December 2013   More...
No health without mental health: mental health dashboard The first annual mental health dashboard aims to show progress against the objectives set out in the 'No health without mental health" strategy.

The dashboard includes information on: mental health services; the physical wellbeing of people with mental health problems; and experiences of stigma and discrimination. - News from the Department of Health

 

13 December 2013   More...
National Update on Patient Safety from Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals

News from todays Patient Safety Conference

12 December 2013   More...
Early Warning Systems for failing quality at Improving Patient Safety

Paul Woodmansey Medical Director & Consultant Cardiologist Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust speaking on Early Warning Systems for failing quality at today’s Patient Safety Conference.

 

12 December 2013   More...
How do we know care is safe? Dr Simon Watson, Clinical Advisor The Health Foundation

Dr Simon Watson, Clinical Advisor The Health Foundation & Consultant Nephrologist Lothian NHS Board speaking today at the Patient Safety Conference

12 December 2013   More...
Recruiting: Marketing Executive 6 month maternity cover from March 2014

We are currently looking to recruit a Marketing Executive on a 6 month maternity cover contract starting from March 2014.

12 December 2013   More...
Patient Safety Developments in Europe by Petru-Constantin Luhan MP European Parliament and Member REGI, LIBE and ECON committees

Petru Luhan Vice-Chairman of the EPP Young Members Network, Member of the Committee on Regional Development, Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Member of the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs.

12 December 2013   More...
Alastair Thompson Head of the National PACS Programme at HSCIC update on PACS

News from todays PACS and Radiology Conference

11 December 2013   More...
Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England opens today"s Electronic Prescribing conference with an update on national progress for delivering a eprescribing as part of a paperless NHS by 2017.

Dr Masood Nazir Clinical Informatics Advisor at NHS England opens today’s Electronic Prescribing conference with an update on national progress for delivering a eprescribing as part of a paperless NHS by 2017 to drive efficiency, effectiveness and quality improvement.

10 December 2013   More...
The Wirral Experience: Lessons from 20 years of electronic prescribing

Brian Power Lead Informatics Pharmacist at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust presents 20 years of experience of electronic prescribing in his Trust at today’s conference in London.

10 December 2013   More...
Dominic Inman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon presents Northumbrias Hip Fracture Quality Improvement Programme

Mr Dominic S Inman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust presents at the Hip Fracture: Meeting the National Quality Standard and Learning from NHFD Conference today

10 December 2013   More...
Improving the Anaesthetic and Surgical Care Pathway for Hip Fracture at todays conference by Martyn Parker

Mr Martyn Parker, Consultant Surgeon, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust presents at todays Hip Fracture conference on Improving the Anaesthetic and Surgical Care Pathway for Hip Fracture

10 December 2013   More...
Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health Launch values-based commissioning guide in mental health

News from todays Values Based Commissioning Conference

9 December 2013   More...
Naomi James from NSUN speaks at Value Based Commissioning

News from Values Based Commissioning Conference

9 December 2013   More...
Howard Catton of the RCN speaks at Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

News from todays nurse staffing and skillmix conference

5 December 2013   More...
Eiri Jones of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust on managing staffing and staffing budgets

News from todays nurse staffing and skill mix conference

5 December 2013   More...
Nicky Hayes speaks on Safe Staffing for Older Peoples Wards

News from todays Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

5 December 2013   More...
Pauline Milne speaks on the new Safe Staffing Guidance from National Quality Board

News from Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

5 December 2013   More...
Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience NHS England opens the Patient Experience Insight conference today

Kath Evans Head of Patient Experience at NHS England gave a national update on the work NHS England is doing to lead improvement in patient experience.

4 December 2013   More...
Moira Livingston, Clinical Director at NHS Improving Quality opened the Measuring & Monitoring Quality conference

Moira Livingston, Clinical Director at NHS Improving Quality opened the conference by talking about the challenges of using data to improve quality.

4 December 2013   More...
Professor Derek Bell learning from NHS London and ensuring quality 7 days a week

Professor Derek Bell, Director of research and development at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and chair in acute medicine at Imperial College London, talked about the development of quality standards and learning from the work of NHS London in ensuring quality seven days a week.

4 December 2013   More...
Prof Ben Bridgewater, Director of Public Outcomes for HQIP talked about measuring quality and outcomes at individual consultant level

Professor Ben Bridgewater,  Director of Public Outcomes for HQIP speaking at Measuring & Monitoring Quality conference today discussed thinking behind 'granular reporting' and where things might go in the future.

4 December 2013   More...
Digital Pen Case Studies in the NHS

Case studies on Digital Pens

4 December 2013   More...
An update on appraisal and support available to prepare doctors for revalidation

Dr Ian Starke, Medical Director for Revalidation at The Royal College of Physicians, London gives an update on appraisal and support available to prepare doctors for revalidation, at today's Effective Clinical Director conference in London.

 

3 December 2013   More...
Norman Lamb MP Fully Speech from Psychological Therapies 2013 Parity of Esteem

Full speech from Minister Norman Lamb at last weeks Psychological Therapies Conference

3 December 2013   More...
Dr Alison Shaw gives an update on the Stop The Pressure Campaign and Compassion in Practice

Dr Alison Shaw, associate director of nursing at NHS England in the North, talked to the audience about the Stop The Pressure, campaign and Compassion in Practice.

3 December 2013   More...
Dr Chandi Vellodi, Member of the guideline development group on pressure ulcers at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence opened the Pressure Ulcers Conference

Dr Chandi Vellodi, Member of the guideline development group on pressure ulcers at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence opened the pressure Ulcers conference  

3 December 2013   More...
Tina Chambers, co-chair of the Consensus Working Group on Achieving Consenus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting at The Tissue Viability Society discussed implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting

Tina Chambers, co-chair of the Consensus Working Group on Achieving Consenus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting at The Tissue Viability Society and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Project Manager of No Needless Skin Breakdown discussed implementing the agreed consensus in pressure ulcer reporting.

 

3 December 2013   More...
The Ward Manager role in delivering the 6Cs and working in a supervisory capacity

Teresa Fenech Deputy Director of Quality Assurance at NHS England presented on implementing 6Cs and working in a supervisory capacity at today's Effective Ward Manager conference.

3 December 2013   More...
Vanessa McDonagh, TVS Clinical Nurse Specialist celebrating success, power training in the prevention of pressure ulcers and changing culture

Vanessa McDonagh, TVS Clinical Nurse Specialist at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, talked to the audience about celebrating success, power training in the prevention of pressure ulcers and changing culture.

3 December 2013   More...
Hamish Laing speaking on Implementing zero tolerance of Pressure Ulcers on the wards

Mr Hamish Laing, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Director of Clinical Strategy at ABM University Health Board in Wales, said he would share some of the learning from Wales on sustaining the prevention of pressure ulcers in hospitals.

3 December 2013   More...
Dr Martin McShane, Director of Long Term Conditions and Chair, IAPT Programme, NHS England

Dr Martin McShane, Director of Long Term Conditions and Chair, IAPT Programme, NHS England

29 November 2013   More...
Gregor Henderson of public health England speaks on psychological therapies and mental health well being

Gregor Henderson of public health England speaks on psychological therapies and mental health well being 

29 November 2013   More...
Results of the second round of the National Audit of Psychological Therapies launched at today's New Savoy Partnership Psychological Therapies conference.

The National Audit of Psychological Therapies (NAPT) aims to evaluate and improve the quality of treatment and care received by people with anxiety and depression in England and Wales. It is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme and it is managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement, working in close partnership with professional and service user representatives. 

28 November 2013   More...
Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health at today's Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference

Geraldine Strathdee National Clinical Director for Mental Health NHS England at today's Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference on how to deliver parity of care.

 

28 November 2013   More...
Improving and reducing control and restraint practice in Sheffield and implementing a ban on face down restraint.

Tony Flatley, Associate Director of Nursing and Caroline Mackay, Senior Practitioner at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust presented at today’s Practical Guide to Managing Control and Restraint conference on their experience of improving restraint practice and implementing the NICE quality statement on control and restraint.

27 November 2013   More...
Watch the CNO Summit Live Stream Here

News from CNO Summit

26 November 2013   More...
Compassion in Practice One Year On Report

New CNO report released today

26 November 2013   More...
Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings today called for further improvements in care standards and transparency and the creation of a culture of empowerment in the nursing and midwifery profession, saying: -Absolute transparency" is key

Jane Cummings will address over 450 health professionals and leaders at the annual Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit in Birmingham (26th and 27th November) - News from NHS England

26 November 2013   More...
Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing NHS England opened the 6Cs in Nursing conference today with a presentation 6Cs – National Update and the amazing journey so far.

Professor Juliet Beal, Director of Nursing NHS England opened the 6Cs in Nursing conference today 

22 November 2013   More...
Flo Panel-Coates, Director of Nursing, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust explains the Cultural Barometer as the 6Cs conference today

Flo Panel-Coates, Director of Nursing, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust explained that the barometer is a series of statements which individuals are encouraged to read carefully, score and consider if they have influence to improve and if they should take any action.

22 November 2013   More...
The role of electronic prescribing in reducing MedicationErrors by Jonathan Sheldon

Jonathan Sheldon, Consultant Physician & Clinical Lead for ePrescribing, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discusses the role of prescribing in reducing Medication Errors

21 November 2013   More...
How to give feedback to junior doctors on prescribing errors

Indi Sanghera, Principal Pharmacist,Clinical Services, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust with Matthew Reynolds, Senior Technician,Research Support, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust discussed the benefits of collaboration to each party and identified what practical collaboration consists of, and identify key differences and similarities between sites. 

21 November 2013   More...
Developing the electronic discharge document in Medication Errors

Gordon Thomson, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, NHS Tayside & Faculty Member, The Scottish Patient Safety Programme presenting at the Reducing Medication Errors conference today discussed the ability to access and share reliable sources of medicines information as patients move between healthcare settings is a continuing challenge. 

21 November 2013   More...
Informatics as a critical enabler supporting pathway delivery and system change

Dr David Paynton National Clinical Lead The Centre for Commissioning, Royal College of General Practitioners at today’s Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference presenting on; Informatics as a critical enabler supporting pathway delivery and system change.

20 November 2013   More...
Better data for informed commissioning: better value in hard times: maximising health gain

Helen Crisp, Assistant Director of Research, The Health Foundation speaks at today's Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference on ‘better value in hard times: maximising health gain’

 

20 November 2013   More...
NHS England on improving data quality: national developments at today"s Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference

Dr Masood Nazir GP and Clinical Informatics Advisor NHS England gave an update on national developments for improving data quality at the Better Data for Informed Commissioning conference in London.

20 November 2013   More...
Setting up and running a successful nurse-led clinic

Alison Pottle Cardiology Nurse Consultant at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts gives a  step by step introduction to setting up and running a successful nurse-led clinic at today’s nurse clinics conference in London

19 November 2013   More...
National update on the 6Cs and Compassion in Practice from NHS England at Nurse Clinics 2013

Teresa Fenech Deputy Director:Quality Assurance at NHS England (North) gives an update on the 6Cs and Compassion in Practice at today's Nurse Clinics conference in London.

19 November 2013   More...
Nursing and Midwifery Council update on regulation, revalidation and appraisal at Nurse Clinics 2013

Jackie Smith Chief Executive at the NMC gives an update on regulation, revalidation and appraisal at today's Nurse Clinics 2013 conference

19 November 2013   More...
Full government response to the Francis Inquiry in to the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The government has published a full response to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis in to the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

19 November 2013   More...
Nursing themes outlined in the full government response to the Francis Inquiry into events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

The government has published a full response to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis in to the events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and identifies themes for nursing from it’s 290 recommendations.

19 November 2013   More...
Patient involvement in PROMs by Chris Graham from the Picker Institute Europe

Chris Graham Director of Research and Policy Picker Institute Europe speaks on involving patients in PROMs and PROMs development.

14 November 2013   More...
Prof Nick Black Member NHS England PROMs Advisory Group discusses PROMs in England: Progress and Challenges

Nick Black Professor of Health Services Research London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Member, NHSE PROMs Advisory Group opened todays PROMs Summit with a look at the national progress and challenges.

13 November 2013   More...
Nurse Revalidation Update from Jackie Smith Chief Executive of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

News from todays nurse appraisal and revalidation conference

13 November 2013   More...
Howard Catton Head of Policy Royal College of Nursing presented today at the Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation Conference

Howard Catton Head of Policy Royal College of Nursing  presented today at the Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation and discussed Revalidation in the context of Francis.

11 November 2013   More...
Paul Jebb advises his top tips for nurse appraisals at Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation Conference

Paul Jebb, Assistant Director of Nursing (Patient Experience), Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust advised his top tips for nurse appraisals

11 November 2013   More...
Dr Chris Roseveare speaking today at the 7 Day Imaging conference discussed Delivering a 7 day service: the successes and the challenges

Dr Chris Roseveare speaking today at the 7 Day Imaging conference discussed the weekend challenge…

 

8 November 2013   More...
Dr Julie Hankin outlines the role of the Care Quality Commission in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health Services.

Julie is the National Professional Advisor – Mental Health to the Care Quality Commission. Chairing and speaking today at Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health Julie outlined the role of the Care Quality Commission in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health Services. 

6 November 2013   More...
What the draft care and support bill means for mental health safeguarding by Rezina Hakim from Mind

Rezina Hakim, Policy and Campaigns Office at MIND spoke today at Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health discussed service user experiences of safeguarding. Rezina emphasised that in mental health people tend to be put into two camps, vulnerable and not vulnerable however people feel that vulnerability is fluctuating and as services aren’t set up to deal with this people are often not given a say in the safeguarding services they receive. 

 

 

6 November 2013   More...
Andrew Coombe speaking on Safeguarding vulnerable adults in mental health: A CCG perspective at todays conference

Andrew’s current role is Associate Director of Safeguarding, leading a hosted safeguarding team providing support for child safeguarding, adult safeguarding and domestic abuse to eight Clinical Commissioning Groups across Kent and Medway.

6 November 2013   More...
Claire Crawley Senior Policy Manager-Adult Safeguarding Department of Health speaking today on Safeguarding in Mental Health Services

“The draft Bill sets out the first ever statutory framework for adult safeguarding, which stipulates local authorities’ responsibilities, and those with whom they work, to protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect. 

6 November 2013   More...
Clinical Redesign and Process Mapping for Quality Improvement in the NHS

Nancy Dixon Healthcare Quality Consultant Healthcare Quality Quest gives an introduction to Process Mapping and Redesign and today's conference.

5 November 2013   More...
Catherine Dale Programme Manager Patient Centred Care, Integrated Cancer Centre, Kings Health, and Lead, Experience Based Co-design Toolkit, The Kings Fund provides a guide to mapping patient centred pathways and changing ways of working.

At today’s Process Mapping and Clinical Service Redesign conference Catherine Dale Programme Manager Patient Centred Care,  Integrated Cancer Centre, King’s Health, and  Lead for the  Experience Based Co-design Toolkit at The Kings Fund gave a step by step guide to redesigning pathways from the patients perspective including driving change and monitoring improvement.  She introduced concepts and examples from Experience-Based Co-Design (EBCD) which gives a particular focus on emotional mapping.

5 November 2013   More...
NHS England announces new Integrated Care Pioneers

News from NHS England

4 November 2013   More...
An update on the Schizophrenia Commission"s findings by Dr Shubulade Smith

News from todays Mental Health Outcomes Conference

22 October 2013   More...
Dr Neil Deuchar presents The vision for Mental Health Outcomes

News from todays Mental Health Outcomes conference

22 October 2013   More...
Latest Information Governance bulletin published

News from Information Governance Bulletin Newspage

18 October 2013   More...
GMC releases report on The State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK: 2013 which focuses on complaints made to the GMC

The State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK: 2013 focuses on the complaints about doctors made to the GMC and has been compiled to support understanding and learning to improve patient care.

16 October 2013   More...
Mike Richards Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission update on Hospital Inspection

News from Care Quality Commission Board Meeting Oct 2013

16 October 2013   More...
Focus on hip fracture with trends in emergency for fractured neck of femur, 2001 to 2011

This QualityWatch report, published in partnership with the Nuffield Trust, explores the quality of care and outcomes of treatment for hip fracture, drawing on 10 years’ of hospital inpatient activity data.

15 October 2013   More...
Patient survey highlights variation in benefit from common NHS operations

New online map shows survey results by local provider in England using the PROMs programme

15 October 2013   More...
New Information Standards Website launched

A new website for health and social care information standards professionals available.

15 October 2013   More...
A paperless NHS could saves lives, urges health minister

Dr Daniel Poulter addressed delegates at the Healthcare through Efficiency Technology Expo

14 October 2013   More...
Esteem for people with mental health issues – Dr Geraldine Strathdee

10 October 2013 - 09:53
Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, lays down a marker for World Mental Health Day.

 

11 October 2013   More...
A nursing alliance with a firm and simple message: numbers matter

The Safe Staffing Alliance has a straightforward message when it comes to nurse staffing and that is: numbers matter.

11 October 2013   More...
NHS Services, Seven Days a Week: The -How” and the -Why” – Simon Bennett

Simon Bennett, NHS England’s Deputy Director Quality Framework Team, examines the issues surrounding 24/7 care.

10 October 2013   More...
NIVAS update on IV Therapy and care of vascular access devices

Dr Lisa Dougherty OBE Chair of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) opens today’s IV Therapy conference with a national update on IV Therapy and the care of vascular access devices.

9 October 2013   More...
Setting up and running effective OPAT services

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse Older People Ealing Hospital NHS Trust shares her tips and advice for setting up and running effective OPAT services.

9 October 2013   More...
Ensuring appropriate and safe use of IV Antibiotics

Dr Neil Jenkins on ‘Intravenous Antibiotics: Why do we need them?’ at today’s IV Therapy conference.

 

9 October 2013   More...
Reframing the reconfiguration debate – new animation sets the record straight

Explaining to the public why the NHS needs to redesign services can be tricky, but a new Confederation animation aims to 'set the record straight' and help the public, NHS and politicians have more conversations about how local services are provided.

9 October 2013   More...
7-day services: Learning from health care organisations – Janet Williamson

Dr Janet Williamson, NHS Improving Quality’s Director of National Improvement Programmes, outlines six key messages for commissioners and providers.

8 October 2013   More...
Debate on 10 October: Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health - Lords Library Note

“the implications of parity of esteem for mental and physical health, as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012”. 

8 October 2013   More...
Transforming participation in health and care 'The NHS belongs to us all'

The NHS has published a guide that will help clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and other commissioners of health and care services to involve patients and carers in decisions relating to care and treatment.

7 October 2013   More...
Job planning driving improvement

Dr David Scott Consultant Paediatrician & Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Services, East Sussex Hospital NHS Trust speaks on ‘ensuring success for consultants, the service and for improved patient care.’

4 October 2013   More...
Job Planning, Pay Progression and Clinical Excellence Awards

Dr David Lindsell past Medical Director of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) gives an update on Clinical Excellence Awards.

4 October 2013   More...
Do you run a Nurse Led Clinic? Nationwide Survey

Dr Richard Hatchett, chair of our November Nurse Clinics Conference and author of ‘Nurse-led Clinics: Practice Issues’, is leading a nationwide survey to examine the factors helping and hindering the development of nurse-led clinics. 

 

3 October 2013   More...
Psychological Therapies in the NHS - Minister & NICE debate confirmed

Conference news: Norman Lamb Minister for Care and Support confirmed to speak.

NICE Debate confirmed 'Re-thinking complex mental health and social care interventions' chaired by Jon Rouse Director General Health, Social Care and Local Government Partnerships.

3 October 2013   More...
Friends and Family Test extended across public services

Francis Maude has announced the extension of the Friends and Family Test across the NHS and other public services.

2 October 2013   More...
Helen Wilson speaking on The Falls & Fractures Alliance Reducing falls and fractures in the over 65s

Dr Helen Wilson has been active in the National Hip Fracture Database for some time and took over as the British Geriatric Society Co-Chair of the NHFD in 2012.  

2 October 2013   More...
Prof Norman Williams speaking on Delivering the Standards for 7 Day Consultant Present Care

Professor Norman Williams, chair of the Academy of Medical Colleges' steering group on seven day consultant-present care opened the conference talking about the benefits of consultant-led care.

2 October 2013   More...
Patients Association on Improving Complaint Handling in the NHS

Jenny Treanor Lead for  the Speaking Up – Complaints Improvement project at the Patients Association speaks on the issues and additional challenges for professionals of responding to and managing complaints from people who are considered ‘vulnerable’. 

1 October 2013   More...
Lessons from NHS complaints to the health service ombudsman and investigations

Craig Turton, Interim Senior Health Policy Manager at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman discusses what can be learn from health service complaints made to the Ombudsman

1 October 2013   More...
Setting the standards for electronic health records and delivering a paperless NHS

Jan Hoogewerf  Programme Manager at The Royal College of Physicians’ Health Informatics Unit on setting the standards for electronic health records.

1 October 2013   More...
G8 dementia summit: have your say on improving dementia research

Department of Health is inviting people to give their views about dementia research in the run-up to the G8 dementia summit on 11 December.

1 October 2013   More...
Independent complaints review due for publication in October

Chris Bostock Policy Lead, Complaints Department of Health opens today’s conference on handling, investigating, resolving and learning from complaints with an update from the hospital complaints review. 

1 October 2013   More...
Electronic Document Management as part of A paperless NHS: considerations

Chris Fokke, Chief Clinical Information officer at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and chair of todays conference set the scene by talking about the potential for Electronic Document Management at a local level in the NHS.

 

1 October 2013   More...
NHS Services, Seven Days a Week Why does it matter? By Deborah Williams NHS England

Deborah Williams, Policy Lead for 7 Day Working Quality Framework Team, NHS England discussed the proposed  ten standards for commissioners that  will be released in depth in the report in November. 

1 October 2013   More...
Dr Patrick Cadigan, Royal College of Physicians speaks on the Future Hospital Commission (FHC)

Dr Patrick Cadigan, Registrar and FHC Place and Process Workstream Lead Royal College of Physicians speaks on the Future Hospital Commission (FHC)

 

1 October 2013   More...
Stop Lethal Discrimination against people with mental illness

Rethink releases report demanding that the Government takes immediate action to stop Lethal Discrimination against people with mental illness.

 

27 September 2013   More...
NHS Employers are considering pay reform to support the delivery of seven day patient services

“Further reform of national pay and conditions are needed, to make them more supportive of the delivery of seven day patient services, and financially sustainable for the future”

25 September 2013   More...
HSCIC publishes confidentiality guidance

New guidance setting out 5 easy-to-remember rules to help health and care staff make sure they deal with confidential patient information safely and securely is published.

25 September 2013   More...
Nursing and Midwifery Council chooses revalidation model

The NMC Council decided upon a model for revalidation of nurses and midwives in the UK. By which registered nurses and midwives will be required to demonstrate on a regular basis that they remain fit to practise. 

20 September 2013   More...
Developing Consultant level data and outcomes for monitoring, publication and improvement

Rebecca Cosgriff Outcomes Publication Project Manager at HQIP gives a national update on the work she has co-led on ‘developing consultant level data and outcomes for monitoring, publication and improvement following Everyone Counts: Offer 2’.

19 September 2013   More...
Outcomes from a patient perspective: National PROMs update

At the Consultant Level Outcomes conference Nick Black Professor of Health Services Research London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gives a national PROMs update.

19 September 2013   More...
End of life care should be a matter of personal choice

Involving service users in decisions is crucial, but with growing pressure on staff and cutbacks, this is at risk

19 September 2013   More...
Quality in the new health system: National Update: Delivering Everyone Counts

Julian Hartley Managing Director at NHS Improving Quality gives a National Update: Delivering Everyone Counts    

19 September 2013   More...
Hunt sets out tough new approach to turn around NHS hospitals

Elite hospitals handed contracts to transform ‘special measures’ hospitals

19 September 2013   More...
Non-Medical Prescribing: Developing and Maintaining Competence

Dr Deborah Robertson Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader Non Medical Prescribing University of Chester speaks on developing and maintaining competence to prescribe.

18 September 2013   More...
Best Practice Tariffs for Day Surgery: Does it Pay?

Dr Mark Skues Consultant Anaesthetist Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & President British Association of Day Surgery clarifies the remits of the Day Surgery Best Practice Tariffs within PbR, and advises on how to maximise appropriate reimbursement.

17 September 2013   More...
Effective pre-operative assessment for day surgery

Dr Anna Lipp Consultant Anaesthetist Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and President Elect British Association of Day Surgery speaks on effective pre-operative assessment for day surgery.

17 September 2013   More...
Royal College of Physicians recommends 7 day services

The Future Hospital Commission’s vision for hospital services to be structured around the need of patients, now and in the future.

17 September 2013   More...
Sepsis lives can be saved, says ombudsman

Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition caused by the body's immune system overreacting to infection and more must be done to save the lives of patients with sepsis, says a report from the Health Service Ombudsman.

13 September 2013   More...
Confidentiality Guidance published by HSCIC

New guidance setting out 5 easy-to-remember rules to help health and care staff make sure they deal with confidential patient information safely and securely is published today by HSCIC.

 

12 September 2013   More...
Government responds to the Caldicott Review on information sharing across the health and care system

Government responds to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s independent review of how information about individuals is shared across the health and care system.

 

12 September 2013   More...
Delivering a paperless NHS: Digital Data Capture at the Point of Care

Dr Masood Nazir, Clinical Informatics Advisor, NHS England gives an update on delivering a paperless NHS and digital data capture at the point of care.

11 September 2013   More...
Leadership, accountability and assurance for adult safeguarding

Ann Farenden National Professional Advisor has given an update on leadership, accountability & assurance for adult safeguarding at today"s Vulnerable Adults conference in London.

10 September 2013   More...
Jeremy Hunt – NHS must fundamentally change to solve A&E problems by improving care for vulnerable older people

Today, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt outlined radical changes to improve care for vulnerable older people and alleviate pressure on A&E.

10 September 2013   More...
NMC Revalidation Update Source NMC Revalidation Pages

The NMC is committed to developing and implementing an effective system of revalidation for nurses and midwives. 

8 September 2013   More...
£1 billion to revolutionise digital health to improve patient care and ease pressure on A&E departments

The government and the NHS will join forces to invest £1 billion in technology over the next 3 years to improve patient care and ease pressure on A&E departments.

5 September 2013   More...
Royal College of Physicians response to the report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) highlight how they are responding to the recommendations of the Inquiry’s final report.

3 September 2013   More...
Patients give views on 7-day services

POWERFUL patient feedback has been given to NHS England’s 7-Day Service programme team, with more than 30 patients’ organisations represented at an all-day Learning Exchange event. 

2 September 2013   More...
NHS written complaints data released

As of August 29, 2013: The number of written complaints about NHS organisations in England was 162,000 during 2012-133, the equivalent of more than 3,000 written complaints a week over the year. *HSCIC must be credited as the source of the figures in this release.

30 August 2013   More...
Dr Mike Durkin highlights work at University Hospital Birmingham as patient safety is truly mainstreamed

Following the Berwick Review Report, initiatives like University Hospitals Birmingham’s electronic prescribing system are highlighted by Dr Mike Durkin, as preventing thousands of potential prescribing errors every year.

30 August 2013   More...
European Care Pathway Conference on supporting safe, effective, person centred care through the application of care pathways"

On June 20-21st, the European Care Pathway Conference took place in Glasgow. This international conference, with its theme ‘Supporting safe, effective, person centred care through the application of care pathways’ 

27 August 2013   More...
The UK is to host the first G8 dementia summit to lead international action on tackling the condition.

The UK is making the fight against dementia global by hosting the first G8 summit dedicated to seeking an ambitious level of international coordination and an effective response to tackling the condition.

22 August 2013   More...
Millions of patients to benefit from easier access to medication and fewer trips to hospitals

New legislation has been introduced that allows physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK to independently prescribe medication to their patients.

20 August 2013   More...
The world-wide challenge of dementia - Jeremy Hunt talks about using the G8 summit on dementia to seek further international collaboration.

With dementia being one of the most pressing challenges the UK is facing, with currently 670,000 people diagnosed with the condition in this country alone, and this number is set to double over the next 30 years, Jeremy Hunt talks about using the G8 summit on dementia to seek further international collaboration.

19 August 2013   More...
Health Service Ombudsman releases new research 'Designing good together: transforming hospital complaint handling"

The Health Service Ombudsman has released new research which has found that within some NHS hospitals there is a reluctance by patients carers and families to complaint and a defensiveness by hospitals and staff to hear and address concerns.

 

15 August 2013   More...
Berwick review into Patient Safety released

Patients will have confidence in a safe NHS and staff will be supported to make safe care the priority

NHS staff should be supported to learn from mistakes and patients and carers must be put above all else in an attempt to make the NHS a world leader in patient safety, an independent report will say today. Professor Don Berwick, a renowned international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister to carry out the review following publication of the Francis Report into the breakdown of care at Mid Staffordshire Hospitals.

 

6 August 2013   More...
Psychological Therapies in the NHS keynote speakers & programme outline announced

The New Savoy Partnership 7th Annual Conference & Exhibition will take place on the 28th and 29th November at the Mermaid Conference Centre in London. 

The keynote speakers and programme outline has been announced.

5 August 2013   More...
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reflects on transforming the way the NHS uses data

Health Data Consortium has shared a post from Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health in England, and one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Health Datapalooza in DC in June. 

3 August 2013   More...
NHS England pledge to support commissioners of NHS 111 services by putting in place alternative providers to take over the 111 services provided by NHS Direct to patients.

NHS England has pledged to support commissioners of NHS 111 services by putting in place alternative providers to take over the 111 services provided by NHS Direct to patients.  This follows an announcement by NHS Direct that they are seeking to gradually withdraw from their remaining contracts for the NHS 111 service.

2 August 2013   More...
Social Care Conferences UK

Social Care Conferences UK launched by HC-UK Conferences Ltd owners of leading healthcare event company Healthcare Conferences UK.

26 July 2013   More...
Improving Care for Vulnerable Older People

Health secretary announces he is seeking views on a set of proposals to radically improve care for vulnerable older people.

22 July 2013   More...
Sir Bruce Keogh NHS Mortality Review 2013 Published 16th July

The NHS Mortality Review led by Sir Bruce Keogh published its findings on the 16th July.

16 July 2013   More...
NHS Services 7 Days a Week NHS England Sir Bruce Keogh says compelling arguments

Developments from the NHS England NHS Services, 7 Days a week Forum 

11 July 2013   More...
Eliminating Pressure Ulcers: the 100 Days Free Campaign implemented at UHCW NHS Trust
At today's Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers conference Professor Mark Radford Chief Nursing Officer and Vanessa McDonagh TVS Clinical Nurse Specialist from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust shared their experience of achieving 100 days free of pressure ulcers on their wards through changing culture and celebrating success.
4 July 2013   More...
NICE Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers
Professor Gerard Stansby Guideline Development Group Chair, Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Guideline and Quality Standard, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), opens Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers Conference with an update on the NICE quality update.
 
 
4 July 2013   More...
Achieving Consensus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting
Tina Chambers Co-Chair TVS Pressure Ulcer Reporting Group gave a presentation at today’s Pressure Ulcer conference focusing on Achieving Consensus in Pressure Ulcer Reporting.
 
4 July 2013   More...
NHS England Clinical Informatics Adviser on Electronic Prescribing benefits for clinicians and pharmacists

Clinical Informatics Adviser for NHS England Dr Masood Nazir opens Electronic Prescribing conference by looking at the benefits for clinicians and pharmacists. 

3 July 2013   More...
Early recognition of patient deterioration and sepsis

Kate Beaumont Former Head of Patient Safety and Lead for Deterioration at the National Patient Safety Agency speaks about early recognition of deterioration and Sepsis.

3 July 2013   More...
Escalating the acutely unwell patient and ensuring 7 day consultant delivered care.

Dr Mark Temple Acute Care Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London and Consultant Nephrologist and Physician Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust speaks on escalating the acutely unwell patient and ensuring 7 day consultant delivered care, following the RCPs recommendation that any hospital admitting acutely ill patients should have a consultant physician on-site for at least 12 hours per day, seven days a week, who should have no other duties scheduled during this time.

3 July 2013   More...
Changing the Consultant Contract: Job Planning and Managing Reluctant Doctors
Presentation by Dr David Scott GMC Associate, and former Chair, CCSC Medical Managers Subcomittee, BMA, and Clinical Lead for Paediatrics, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
 
 
3 July 2013   More...
Exclusive discount offer for previous delegates and their colleagues

Did you receive your discount vouchers in the post for you and your colleagues?

3 July 2013   More...
NHS England has published guidance on how to apply for £260m Technology Fund

NHS England publishes details on how to apply for £260m Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund

 

 

3 July 2013   More...
Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix
Howard Catton RCN Head of Policy and International speaks on how to get nursing staffing levels and skill mix right for patients.
 
 
2 July 2013   More...
Monitoring and Improving quality through clinical audit
Mandy Smith Quality Improvement and Development Facilitator Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) opened the Clinical Audit conference in Manchester with a presentation on monitoring and improving quality through clinical audit.
 
 
2 July 2013   More...
Jackie Smith appointed as permanent Chief Executive of NMC to speak at Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation Conference

The Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Mark Addison today announced the appointment of Jackie Smith to a permanent role as Chief Executive and Registrar.

 

27 June 2013   More...
Electronic Document Management: case studies on back scanning & engaging clinicians in IT

Electronic Document Management: case study presentations from today's conference - 'to back scan or not to back scan' and 'engaging clinicians in IT'

26 June 2013   More...
Delivering a Paperless NHS: Jan Hoogewerf, RCP Health Informatics Unit

Jan Hoogewerf Progamme Manager at the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit speaks at our Electronic Document Management conference on 'delivering a paperless NHS between primary and secondary care'

26 June 2013   More...
Prof Jonathan Kay, Clinical Informatics Director, NHS England on delivering a paperless NHS at Electronic Document Management conference today

At today's conference Prof Jonathan Kay, Clinical Informatics Director, NHS England spoke on delivering a paperless NHS through document management technology.

26 June 2013   More...
Developing the Ward Managers Role in Appraisal

News from todays conference

25 June 2013   More...
Jeremy Hunt speech on 'the silent scandal of patient safety'

Transcript of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's speech given at UCLH 21.6.13, calling for a culture of openness, transparency and accountability

21 June 2013   More...
Mental Health Commissioning References from Neil Deuchar

References from todays conference

18 June 2013   More...
Payment by Results (PbR) in Mental Health Department of Health Update from Sue Nowak

News from todays Mental Health Commissioning Conference

18 June 2013   More...
Service user involvement and commissioning impact: NSUN speak on user involvement in commissioning

News from todays Mental Health Commissioning Conference

17 June 2013   More...
Integrated Care between Health and Social Care: Shared Commitment

The Department of Health has released 'Integrated Care and Support: our Shared Commitment' a national collaboration for integrated care and support.

12 June 2013   More...
Learning from Complaints: room for improvement
New research shows NHS Hospital Trust Boards believe the use of complaints information needs to get better: Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman Press Release 5.6.13
7 June 2013   More...
Dr Paul Aylin Assistant Director, Dr Foster Unit Imperial College London speaks at Data Quality & Clinical Coding

Learning from Mid Staffordshire: Identifying outliers from the data

22 May 2013   More...
Improving data quality and record keeping: update from Royal College of Physicians
Jan Hoogewerf Programme Manager, Health Informatics Unit at The Royal College of Physicians London speaks on improving data quality and record keeping
22 May 2013   More...
National update on improving clinical data recording from the Health & Social Care Information Centre
Dr Andy Spencer National Clinical Lead for Hospital Specialties at the The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) gave a national update on improving clinical data recording at Data Quality and Clinical Coding. 
22 May 2013   More...
Quality in the New Health System: involving patients

Josephne Ocloo WHO Patients for Patient Safety Champion speaks at Quality in the New Health System conference on the fundamental importance of involving patients to improve quality and push forward following the Francis Inquiry recommendations. 

21 May 2013   More...
National quality update from the Care Quality Commission

Ann Farenden National Professional Advisor, Regulatory Development at the Care Quality Commission gave a national quality update from the Care Quality Commission making reference to the new role of Chief Inspectors in identifying poor care and issuing a call for action. 

21 May 2013   More...
Dr Shubulade Smith speaks on implementing the Schizophrenia Commission's Physical Health Recommendations

Dr Shubalade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Commissioner for the Schizophrenia Commission speaking today at improving the physical health for people with mental health conditions conference

21 May 2013   More...
Jackie Smith Chief Executive of NMC speaks on nursing regulation and revaildation post Francis

News from todays Learning from the Francis Inquiry: Implementing the Key Themes for Nursing

14 May 2013   More...
Prof Juliet Beal at NHS England speaks on implementing the Francis Recommendations in Nursing

News from Todays 'Conference Learning from Mid Staffordshire & moving forward following the Francis Inquiry A Practical Guide to Implementing the Key Themes for Nursing' in London

 

13 May 2013   More...
Right Patient Right Bed - Royal College of Physicians Toolkit Launched

Royal College of Physicians toolkit launched today

9 May 2013   More...
Tim Kelsey of NHS England discussing the new NHS Insight Dashboard to be launched in November 2013

Tim Kelsey of NHS England discussing the New NHS Insights Dashboard to be launched in November 2013

3 May 2013   More...
Health and Social Care Information Centre speaking today on Information Standards

News from todays Electronic Patient Records Conference

26 April 2013   More...
Caldicott2 Information Governance Review Launch

News from todays launch

26 April 2013   More...
NHS England speaking today on 7 day working in NHS

Simon Bennett, Deputy Director of the Quality Framework Team at NHS England outlines plan for moving to 7 day working in the NHS

24 April 2013   More...
Catherine Rosario, NHS England speaks at Reducing Medication Errors

"The NHS Commissioning Board has commissioned NICE to develop Quality Standards which will set out the evidence-based characteristics of a high quality service for a particular clinical pathway or condition. These standards will, where appropriate, look across several or all five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework."

23 April 2013   More...
Elaine Hanzak speaks at Perinatal Mental Health Conference

News from todays Perinatal Mental Health Conference

22 April 2013   More...
Early Identification, Management and Outcomes of Sepsis

Powerful opening presentations today from Dr Ron Daniels Chair of The UK Sepsis Trust, and Phil Crow a Sepsis Survivor. 

18 April 2013   More...
Caldicott2 Information Governance review launched at Electronic Patient Records Conference

Caldicott2 Information Governance Review launched today at Electronic Patient Records conference by Dame Fiona Calidcott and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt 

17 April 2013   More...
NCAS speaks on Responding to Concerns about Doctors

News from todays responding to concerns conference

16 April 2013   More...
Putting Patients First: the NHS England business plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16

NHS England published a plan on the 8th April confirming their commitment to putting patients at the heart of improving care now and for future generations 

 

 

 

10 April 2013   More...
Government Response to Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Released Today

Watch Jeremy Hunt deliver the Government Response to Francis Live here

26 March 2013   More...
Strong support for role of Ward Manager and push for Ward Managers to be supervisory

Patients First and Foremost: The Initial Government Response to the Report of The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, 26.3.13 available here.

Ward Managers

 
26 March 2013   More...
NHS Information Centre speaks on new standard: reducing hospital deaths attributable to problems in care

News from Reducing Hospital Mortality Conference Today - SHMI and what next?

21 March 2013   More...
Sir Brian Jarman stimulates headed debate on mortality and Mid Staffordshire

News from Reducing Hospital Deaths Conference

21 March 2013   More...
Jane Ball speaks on planning nurse staffing

News from Nurse Staffing and Skillmix Conference

19 March 2013   More...
Prof Mark Radford speaks on managing skillmix in practice

News from Nursing Staffing and Skillmix Conference

19 March 2013   More...
NHS Commissioning Board Juliet Beal speaks on Compassion in Nursing

Nurse from Nursing Staffing and Skillmix Conference

18 March 2013   More...
RCN Howard Catton speaks on getting staffing right

News from Nursing Staffing and Skillmix Conference Today

18 March 2013   More...
Data and Information Standards - Department of Health Update at EDM

Ken Lunn speaks at Electronic Document Management Conference

14 March 2013   More...
Delivering a Paperless NHS between Primary and Secondary Care

Prof Iain Carpenter from the Royal College of Physicians speaking at todays EDM Conference

14 March 2013   More...
Dr Millar shares New Zealand experience of Electronic Records following Earthquake

News from todays Electronic Document Management Conference #EDM2013

14 March 2013   More...
Department of Health Publications relevant to 7 day working

Supplementary evidence for the review body on doctors and dentists remuneration: review for 2013

Publications as discussed a 7 Day Consultant Delivered Services Conference today

12 March 2013   More...
Changing Consultant Working Patterns for 7 Day Working in NHS

Sian Bond of Capsticks speaks at todays conference

12 March 2013   More...
Care Quality Commission Report on Dementia Released

Care for people with dementia is not meeting their needs as services are struggling to cope, according to our latest Care Update.

12 March 2013   More...
New Savoy Partnership Psychological Therapies Conference Dates Released

Update from Jeremy Clarke OBE, Chair, New Savoy Partnership

12 March 2013   More...
Delivering 7 Day Working in Practice

Dr Mark Temple, Acute Care Fellow, Royal College of Physicians case study on implementing the recommendations on 7 day working in the AMU including the seven day ward round at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

12 March 2013   More...
Academy of Medical Royal College Dr Chris Roseveare speaks on 7 Day Working

News from Todays 7 Day Consultant Delivered Care Conference

11 March 2013   More...
Royal College of Physicians President Sir Richard Thompson speaks on 7 Day Consultant Delivered Care

News from Delivering a 7 Day Health Service Conference

11 March 2013   More...
Robin Burgess Blog Review of Clinical Audit for Improvement Conference

Reflections on the Clinical Audit for Improvement Conference

6 March 2013   More...
Revalidation Guide for Boards published by GMC

A new guide to help Boards check their organisations are placing quality and safety at the heart of their services for patients is published. 

5 March 2013   More...
Process, Policy and Practice updates in Safeguarding Alerts

Process, Policy and Practice updates in Safeguarding Alerts

28 February 2013   More...
Tim Kelsey says Data Quality and Coding is key to improvement

Data Quality and Coding Key to Improvement

28 February 2013   More...
National developments in End of Life Care

Eve Richardson Chief Executive The National Council for Palliative Care and Dying Matters Coalition chairs 'Improving Outcomes for People Approaching the End of Life'

27 February 2013   More...
Non-Medical Prescribing update from the Medicines and Prescribing Centre

Jonathan Underhill Programme Director of the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre gives an update on Non-Medical Prescribing and 'Making Decisions Better'.

26 February 2013   More...
Patients Association speak on managing complaints post Francis

News from patient experience conference

26 February 2013   More...
Embedding shared decision making in routine NHS care

News from patient experience conference

26 February 2013   More...
NHS must operate seven days a week in order to be 'compassionate' Sir Bruce Keogh has said

NHS must operate seven days a week in order to be 'compassionate' Sir Bruce Keogh has said

23 February 2013   More...
Clinical Audit in Trusts: A New Vision

Prof Nick Black speaks at Clinical Audit for Improvement Conference

13 February 2013   More...
NHS Medical Director Bruce Keogh speaking on Clinical Audit

Clinical Audit 2013 news

12 February 2013   More...
GMC Chief Executive Niall Dickson speaks at Clinical Audit for Improvement Conference

Niall Dickson Chief Executive of GMC speaks on Revalidation and Clinical Audit

12 February 2013   More...
Congratulations to the HQIP Clinical Audit Award Winners

Clinical Audit 2013 News

12 February 2013   More...
Francis Inquiry recommends compassionate caring and committed nursing

Improved support for compassionate caring and committed nursing highlighted as recommendation by Robert Francis QC following the publication of the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry.

Full statement available here.

7 February 2013   More...
Control and Restraint Conference News

Control and Restraint Conference News

7 February 2013   More...
Francis Report now released

Mid Staffordshire Inquiry Findings

6 February 2013   More...
Mental Health Services must improve CQC Mental Health Act Report

Released today: Care Quality Commission Mental Health Act Annual Report

30 January 2013   More...
GMC speaks on Revalidation at Appraisal and Revalidation conference

 Ben Whur Assistant Director of Change Management The General Medical Council gave a National Update on Revalidation

30 January 2013   More...
Complaints Management in the NHS: Patient Association Report Released

Learning from Mid Staffordshire

29 January 2013   More...
News from Electronic Prescribing Conference

Electronic Prescribing - delivering the implementation strategy locally. University Hospitals Birmingham Case Study

22 January 2013   More...
Electronic Prescribing News

Great Ormond Street see dramatic reduction in Medication Errors as a result of electronic prescribing

22 January 2013   More...
Electronic Prescribing Implementation Checklist

 Tips and Checklist for implementing electronic prescribing 

22 January 2013   More...
Paperless NHS - Jeremy Hunt full speech here

Paperless NHS by 2018

17 January 2013   More...
NHS to be paperless by 2018

BBC News - Going Paperless would save NHS billions

16 January 2013   More...
News from Deteriorating Patient Conference today

Salford Royal Hospitals Peter Murphy speaks on dramatic reduction in cardiac arrests

16 January 2013   More...
News from Deteriorating Patient Conference - National Early Warning Score (NEWS)

Developments in the National Early Warning Score

16 January 2013   More...
Deteriorating Patient Conference - Surviving Sepsis

Kate Beaumont of the UK Sepsis Group speaks on Sepsis: the silent killer and leading cause of deterioration

16 January 2013   More...
Best practice recommendations for delivering effective Ward Rounds

News from today's Delivering Effective Ward Processes and Practice conference

16 January 2013   More...
News Service User Experience NICE Quality Standard

Prof Stephen Pilling speaks on progress in implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Service User Experience in Mental Health

15 January 2013   More...
News from Service User Experience in Mental Health Conference

Dr Asad Sadiq speaks on empowering the patient/clinician relationship through a conversational approach

14 January 2013   More...
PROMs Summit 2013 Call for Abstracts

PROMs Summit 2013

Thursday 14th November 2013

Hallam Conference Centre, London

7 January 2013   More...
Need Help to Organise your Healthcare Conference or Meeting?

Recent Quotes for Healthcare Conferences UK Clients

12 December 2012   More...
Merry Christmas: 20% discount off selected conferences in Jan & Feb 2013!

Healthcare Conferences UK would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

11 December 2012   More...
Chief Nursing Officer Launches Strategy for Compassionate Care

Top nurses announce new strategy to build culture of compassionate care across the NHS

5 December 2012   More...
GMC Announce Start of Revalidation

Quotes from GMC and Minister

5 December 2012   More...
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges News

Academy release report on consultant driven care 7 days a week

5 December 2012   More...
Chief Nursing Officer focus on staffing levels

Announcement at CNO conference today

5 December 2012   More...
Compassion in Practice Nursing Strategy Launched

Full Strategy Document now available

5 December 2012   More...
Pressure Ulcer Conference News

News from todays Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers Conference

5 December 2012   More...
Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Care Homes

Case Study at Pressure Ulcers Conference

5 December 2012   More...
ASGBI Latest Journal

Discussion on Revalidation

4 December 2012   More...
NHS Informatics Conference News NHS Commissioning Board

National Commissioning Board Speaks

3 December 2012   More...
Dr Foster Release Annual Hospital Guide

Mortality at the weekends remains an issue

3 December 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies 2012 Award Winners

Inclusion Matters win First Prize

30 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies 2012 Minister Full Speech

Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb Full Speech from yesterdays conference

30 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies 2012 Working for Wellbeing Toolkit

Toolkit launched today

30 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies 2012 Welfare Reform

Lord David Freud Speech on Welfare Reform at Todays Conference

30 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies Conference News

Consensus statement on the need for further research...

29 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies News Release

NHS MUST KEEP INVESTING IN PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES TO ACHIEVE TRUE PARITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH, AND PLAY ITS PART IN HELPING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED, SAY CHARITIES AND PROFESSIONALS

29 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies 2012: Children and Young People Update

Children and Young People IAPT Update

29 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies Conference News

New Savoy Partnership Launch The New Savoy Declaration 2012

28 November 2012   More...
Psychological Therapies Conference News

Joint pledge on work and mental well-being

26 November 2012   More...
CQC Concerns over use of Restraint in NHS Report 2012

CQC Annual Report

23 November 2012   More...
Nurse Clinics 2012: Peter Carter Speaks

RCN Update on Nurse Clinics

21 November 2012   More...
How Board Members should raise concerns

Paper being discussed today by Care Quality Commission

20 November 2012   More...
Nurse Clinics 2012 News

NHS Commissioning Board Speaks

20 November 2012   More...
Nurse Clinics 2013

Call for Abstracts now open

19 November 2012   More...
News from Data Quality and Clinical Coding Conference

Sir Brian Jarman Speaks

19 November 2012   More...
Consultant Led 7 Day Services

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Update on Report

14 November 2012   More...
News from Falls Conference Today

Jackie Riglin from Royal College of Physicians speaks

13 November 2012   More...
Dr Jonathan Treml at Falls Conference

On National Falls and Bone Health Audit

13 November 2012   More...
Falls and Dementia
Michelle Parker, consultant nurse for older people, Barts Health NHS Trust speaks on falls and dementia
13 November 2012   More...
NHS Mandate Released Today

First Mandate between Government and NHS Commissioning Board

13 November 2012   More...
Ombudsman release Complaints Report

NHS Fails to to communicate effectively with patients and families says Ombudsman

10 November 2012   More...
Norman Lamb confirmed to speak at Psychological Therapies in the NHS 2012

Norman Lamb will be making a speech and setting out what the Mandate to the National Commissioning Board will include on commitments for improving mental health at Psychological Therapies in the NHS 2012

6 November 2012   More...
Complaints Conference News

The Patient Association speaks on 'speaking up' project with Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

5 November 2012   More...
Healthcare Conferences UK official partner of the 2012 PEN National Awards

Patient Experience Network National Awards submission deadline extended to 14th November 2012

25 October 2012   More...
News from Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix Conference

Royal College of Nursing Speaks

23 October 2012   More...
News from Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix Conference

Case Study of the Safer Nursing Care Tool

23 October 2012   More...
GMC Share Case Studies on Revalidation

Getting Prepared for Revalidation

22 October 2012   More...
Revalidation confirmed to start in December

Health Secretary Announcement Today

19 October 2012   More...
Rejuvinating Ward Rounds

Speaker Yogi Amin talking in the Guardian about bringing back ward rounds

17 October 2012   More...
New Principles set out for Hospital Food

From Department of Health

17 October 2012   More...
Mid Staffordshire and Patients Association Complaints Project

speaking at complaints conference

17 October 2012   More...
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Bill Hodson from Care Quality Commission takeaway messages

16 October 2012   More...
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Social Care Institute for Excellence Speaks

16 October 2012   More...
Patients need safe care 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Guardian News Article

16 October 2012   More...
Why are we waiting to improve quality?

National Voices launch "Not The Francis Report"

16 October 2012   More...
Delivering a 7 Day Service in Health and Social Care

News from Care Quality Commission

15 October 2012   More...
Ensuring Consultant Led Services 7 Days a week

President of the Royal College of Physicians speaks

15 October 2012   More...
Why is mortality higher at weekends?

Dr Foster Intelligence speak at 7 day healthcare conference

15 October 2012   More...
Models of 7 Day NHS Services

Fiona Thow Director of NHS Improvement speaks at todays conference

15 October 2012   More...
Revalidation Update from Royal College of Psychiatrists

News on Appraisal and Revalidation in Mental Health

12 October 2012   More...
Mental Health Informatics

News from todays conference

11 October 2012   More...
Care Quality Commission speaks on Mental Health Registration and Monitoring

Update from todays Mental Health Informatics Conference

11 October 2012   More...
Mental Health Informatics Conference News

Geraldine Strathdee on Mental Health Clinical Networks in London

11 October 2012   More...
Progress in Hip Fracture Care: Update from National Conference

Progress in Hip Fracture Care: Audit and Standards in the UK

10 October 2012   More...
This is Nursing

News from Ward Manager Conference today

10 October 2012   More...
Lesley Marsh speaks on Energising for Excellence

News from todays Ward Managers Conference

10 October 2012   More...
RCP/RCN release Joint Report on Ward Rounds

Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Nursing release report on Ward Rounds

4 October 2012   More...
RCGP Clare Gerada's 2012 RCGP Speech

Dr Clare Geradas RCGP Conference Speech

4 October 2012   More...
Compassion is key to new nursing vision

Developing the culture of compassionate care: Creating a new vision and strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Care-Givers

2 October 2012   More...
Clinical Dashboards: An Update on the National Urgent Care Dashboard

Clinical Dashboards: An Update on the National Urgent Care Dashboard

28 September 2012   More...
Revalidation: Towards Implementation

Jon Billings, Assistant Director, Continued Practice and Revalidation at the General Medical Council speaks on Revalidation

26 September 2012   More...
Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb to speak at Psychological Therapies 2012

Join Question Time with Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb at this years Psychological Therapies Conference

26 September 2012   More...
CQC speak on the Information Revolution and 2012 Caldicott Review

Simon Richardson, Information Rights Manager at the Care Quality Commission speaks on the Information Revoluation and 2012 Caldicott Review

 

26 September 2012   More...
Hourly Ward Rounds: Case Study from Salford

Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust who were commended by the Prime Minister speak on Intentional Ward Rounds/Hourly Ward Rounds

26 September 2012   More...
Sophie Staniszewka, Chair of NICE GDG speaks on implementing the Quality Standard for Patient Experience

Dr Sophie Staniszewska, Chair, Guideline Development Group, The NICE Quality Standard for Patient Experience in adult services speaks on delivering the Patient Experience Quality Standard

26 September 2012   More...
Commissioning for High Quality End of Life Care

Dr Dennis Cox of Dying Matters speaks on Commissioning for High Quality End of Life Care

26 September 2012   More...
Howard Catton RCN Head of Policy to speak at national conference on Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Howard Catton RCN Head of Policy to speak at national conference on Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
26 September 2012   More...
Oct 2012-Jan 2013 Updated Catalogue of Events OUT NOW!

 Download our Full Catalogue of Events.

25 September 2012   More...
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Healthcare Conferences UK are a member of The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers Limited (ABPCO).

6 July 2012   More...
Autumn Catalogue OUT NOW!

Our Autumn Catalogue is out now with a full listing of our events from Sept-Dec 2012. 

20% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE.

 

2 July 2012   More...
Our Latest Catalogue of Events

Please view our latest catalogue of events available for you to download and print to share with colleagues.

 

2 May 2012   More...
Falls Prevention Quotes and Presentation

From Falls Prevention Conference today:

"There is a lack of long term follow up classes for falls in the community....an integrated exercise continuum needs to be commissioned across health & local authority/voluntary sector."

Jackie Riglin Clinical Associate for Falls Royal College of Physicians

27 April 2012   More...
Day Surgery: Nearly ALL surgery should be day or very short stay

Quotes from todays conference:

"Nearly ALL surgery should be day or very short stay" Dr Mary Stocker, Consultant Anaesthetist, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Council Member, British Association of Day Surgery

for more quotes and slides click here

24 April 2012   More...
7 Day Health and Social Care Service - News

Sir Richard Thompson, President, The Royal College of Physicians states that "There is a huge amount of evidence that mortality is higher at weekends in hospitals, and even higher on public holidays". For details of the evidence see presentation here

19 April 2012   More...
Prof Ian Cumming OBE, National NHS Managing Director for Quality speaks on Managing Quality through the transition

Prof Ian Cumming OBE, National NHS Managing Director for Quality speaks on Quality During Transition

“Cutting training budgets has a negative impact on health… it is fundamentally the wrong thing to do.. when money is tight we need to invest in staff training and development to ensure quality”
 
On Commissioning
“Commissioners are responsible for the quality of care they commission”
 
On Dashboards
“the aim is for a single quality dashboard for use across the whole NHS – we have a template”
 
On Never events
“my hobby horse at the moment is never events – the clue is in the  name – the number of never events is going up in this country. The top three are wrong site/wrong patient surgery, retained swabs and instruments and misplaced nasogastric tubes – it is absolutely inexcusable to operate on the wrong patient but it is still happening every day”
 
On Pressure Ulcers
“pressure ulcers are not currently never events but my opinion is that they should be especially grade 3 and 4. We’ve seen an increase recently in pressure ulcers caused by lack of basic nursing care particularly in intensive care caused by nasogastric tubes and oxygen masks”
 
On Mid Staffs
“at mid staffs the culture of poor care became the norm”
 
On Mortality
“HSMR/SHMI is a smoke alarm – you cant just ignore it, you need to investigate why”

Slides available here

21 March 2012   More...
Updated catalogue of conferences & masterclasses

Our updated catalogue of conferences and masterclasses is now available.

Click on the link for a full list of all events from now until June 2012.

20 February 2012   More...
Ward Rounds are the "pit stops" of Clinical Care

"Ward Rounds are the Pit Stops of Clinical Care"

Dr Gordon Caldwell speaking at Healthcare Conferences UK's effective Ward Rounds Conference

Ward Rounds are the “pit stops” of clinical care, and require as much study and optimisation as a Formula One team would put into their pit stop routines. I hope you will go away from the conference today enthusiastic to start to optimise your rounds. Your patients deserve it!

Presentation available for download

 

 

19 January 2012   More...
PACS, Radiology and Electronic Patient Records

Dr Charles Gutteridge, National Clinical Director for Informatics, Department of Health speaks on the transition from national to local systems

19 January 2012   More...
Nurse Clinics 2012 - Call for Abstracts announced

 

We have opened Nurse Clinics 2012 to abstract submissions.  

 

21 December 2011   More...
Catalogue of Events

Healthcare Conferences UK has released a complete catalogue of events from Jan-Mar 2012.

In conjunction with the release of the catalogue we are offering an exlusive 20% discount off conferences booked by 31st Jan 2012.

 

6 December 2011   More...
Patients more likely to die at weekends

Being admitted to hospital in England at the weekend is risky, experts say.

Research company Dr Foster came to this conclusion after finding a "worrying" 10% spike in deaths compared with weekdays across 147 hospital trusts.

BBC News 28th November 2011

Solution - see our 7 Day Health and Social Care Conference

28 November 2011   More...
National Audit of Psychological Therapies Results

National Audit of Psychological Therapies Results

Dr John Cape Clinical Advisor, The National Audit of Psychological Therapies presents the results at todays conference

25 November 2011   More...
Joint Pledge on Work and Mental Well-being announced today at Psychological Therapies Conference

Joint Pledge on Work and Mental Well-Being announced today

25 November 2011   More...
Minister for Welfare Reform Lord David Freud speaks at Psychological Therapies conference today

Minister for Welfare Reform Lord David Freud speaking at Psychological Therapies conference today

25 November 2011   More...
Minister for Care Services Paul Burstow speaking this morning at Psychological Therapies Conference, London

Minister for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP speaking this morning at Psychological Therapies Conference, London

Highlights and quotes from this mornings opening address here

24 November 2011   More...
Consensus Statement on evidence for Psychological Therapies sponsored by UKCP, BCP and BACP

Consensus Statement on evidence for Psychological Therapies

New - released at todays conference on Psychological Therapies

24 November 2011   More...
MP Paul Burstow Minister for Care Services to speak at Psychological Therapies Conference on Thursday

Minister for Care Services MP Paul Burstow to speak at Psychological Therapies Conference on Thursday

The Minister will open the conference this year addressing the issue of

 

50 Years On: did we "underestimate their powers of resistance"?
How can talking therapists support the Coalition’s radical ambition to make our health and social care system work better for the people who need it?

 

21 November 2011   More...
Nurse Clinics 2011

Nurse Clinics 2011

The Annual Nurse Clinics conference held last week in Manchester showed once again the difference nurses are making running clinics to improve patient care. Dr Wilma Scholte op Reimer focused on her experiences of developing a patient cardiology clinic in Amsterdam within a university setting that brings together patient care, education and research. The presentation can be viewed here.

We are now planning Nurse Clinics 2012 which will take place in London on 20th November 2011- Save the date

 

20 November 2011   More...
New NICE Quality Standard for Service User Experience in Mental Health

Dr Diana Rose, Chair, Guideline Development Group, Service User Experience Quality Standard, NICE and Prof Tim Kendall, Director of the Collaborating Centre for Mental Health speak at Healthcare Conferences UK Conference -  Service User Experience in Mental Health, 15th November 2011 in London on the new Quality Standard for Service User Experience in Mental Health which is now due to be released in December 2012

"Service users should have centre stage in mental health...monitoring what happens, ensuring their views are immediately accessible to trust boards and ensuring no decision is made without involvement... we need a big change" said Prof Tim Kendall, Director, The Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

Diane Rose commented that "the new quality standard will lay down what service users should expect from services"

15 November 2011   More...

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