Promoting person-centred care

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Through our work with healthcare professionals and people living with HIV, it has always been clear that when patients have positive interactions with healthcare professionals, it has a beneficial impact on their physical, emotional and mental health. That’s what inspired the team at Waverley Care to create and launch a free new training tool, Putting Caring Conversations into Practice as part of supporting person-centred care. Available to all...

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Poverty and health costs the UK £78bn

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78bn a year, or £1,200 for every person in the country, according to a wide-ranging report on the impact of deprivation on Britain’s economy. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) estimates that poverty accounts for £1 in every £5 spent on public services. The biggest chunk of the £78bn figure – £29bn – comes from treating illnesses associated with poverty. A further £9bn is linked to...

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New smart-phone app could prevent emergency hospital readmissions

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in NHS | 1 comment

International leaders in patient experience measurement and data capture for healthcare improvement, umotif and the Picker Institute, have partnered to create an innovative new healthcare product. The digital platform supports patients to better manage their own care – used effectively it has the potential for reducing hospital readmissions rates and improving emergency services in the process. The light-touch tool, has been designed for...

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Improving Hospital Care

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Barnsley Hospital is only the second in the country to implement the Perfect Ward app, an easy-to-use app which has a big impact on quality by simplifying ward assessments as part of hospital care. Perfect Ward is an app designed for nurses, which aims to improve organisation, precision and diligence and, ultimately, care of patients in their wards. The app allows users to log checklists of jobs that need to be completed, as well as provide...

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Further industrial action as government refuses to address junior doctors contract concerns

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

The BMA has confirmed that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action, from September. Junior doctors will stage a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September inclusive, followed by further dates to be confirmed. This follows a vote by junior doctors in July to reject the proposed contract, and repeated attempts by the BMA over the past two months to...

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