The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS: progress review

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Blog, NHS, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

Progress has been made in reducing the additional risk of death for people with diabetes and the additional risk of diabetes-related complications has been stable or has reduced for most complications, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office. However, there are still 22,000 people estimated to be dying each year from diabetes-related causes that could potentially be avoided. In 2013-14, an estimated 3.2 million people aged 16...

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Study reveals importance of healthcare professionals asking about violence and abuse. New guidance based on survivors’ experiences on how to improve services published

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A major new study, published today by DMSS, NatCen Social Research, Truth and CWASU, and involving over 120 interviews with health professionals and survivors of abuse, shows overwhelming support for “routine enquiry” – the process of asking adult service users about prior experience of violence and abuse in mental health assessments. However, even though routine enquiry has been Department of Health policy since 2003, the study reveals that it...

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Nursing and Midwifery Council responds to announcement that nurses are to be added to Shortage Occupation List

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, that nurses will temporarily be included on the Shortage Occupation List, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Jackie Smith, said: “As the regulator for the nursing and midwifery professions, the NMC ensures that everyone on our register is capable of practising safely and effectively. Our processes for admitting nurses and midwives who have trained outside the...

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NHS Confederation response to CQC report emphasises the need for a fundamental shift in the way we regulate care

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Features, NHS | 0 comments

In response to the CQC State of Care report released today, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This is an important report that shows the majority of services across health and care are rated as good, with some outstanding. The report shows the pressure our members are under during the toughest times of a generation and that variation still exists in care quality and delivery. This alone is important – but there...

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NSPCC: One in five children referred to local mental health services are rejected for treatment

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Those rejected include abused and neglected children. Charity warns of a ‘time bomb’ of serious mental health conditions if vulnerable victims don’t get early help More than a fifth of all children referred to local specialist NHS mental health services, including children whose problems stem from abuse, are rejected for treatment, the NSPCC reveals today. New statistics from 35 Mental Health Trusts across England show that of a total of...

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