The survey found nearly 80% of patients both welcomed the addition of a pharmacist to the general practice team and said that they would welcome a review of their medicines by the pharmacist.
Nearly 80% of respondents also stated that they had better access to services with a GP based pharmacist. 70% felt that they did not need to make an appointment to see their GP after speaking to their pharmacist.
Raymond, M.J.M. et al. Age Ageing. Published online: December 7 2016
Objective: to investigate a high-intensity functional exercise (HIFE) group in hospitalised older adults.
Conclusion the results suggest that a HIFE group programme combined with individual physiotherapy may improve mobility to a similar extent to individual physiotherapy alone in hospitalised older adults. Providing physiotherapy in a group setting resulted in increased therapist efficiency. A high-intensity exercise group with individual physiotherapy may be an effective and efficient method to provide care to older inpatients.
The framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities:
systems leadership for staff who are working with partners in other local services on ‘joining up’ local health and care systems for their communities
established quality improvement methods that draw on staff and service users’ knowledge and experience to improve service quality and efficiency
inclusive and compassionate leadership, so that all staff are listened to, understood and supported, and that leaders at every level of the health system truly reflect the talents and diversity of people working in the system and the communities they serve
talent management to support NHS-funded services to fill senior current vacancies and future leadership pipelines with the right numbers of diverse, appropriately developed people
Many local authorities in England already commission such programmes. This toolkit will help commissioners, public health teams and providers make sure their programmes are evidence-based and safe, and have clear accountability and reporting arrangements.
Reports to support commissioners in improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. | Public Health England
These reports describe the importance of mental health and wellbeing among children and young people and the case for investment in mental health. They also summarise the evidence of what works to improve mental health among children and young people in order to inform local transformation of services.
Struggling to keep up to date and informed on changes impacting on palliative and end of life care? Not sure where to find the latest resources and improvement examples?
Then you will be pleased to hear we have launched a tailor made national End of Life Care (EoLC) Knowledge Hub providing you with a ‘one stop shop’ of palliative and EoLC information.
This hub provides anyone involved in the commissioning or provision of palliative and end of life care with a quick and easy way to source information, including helpful tools and resources to drive delivery of the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care – a national framework for local action.
Moody, C. et al. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 3 December 2016
Infants born at ≤32 weeks gestation are at risk of developmental delays. Review of the literature indicates NIDCAP improves parental satisfaction, minimizes developmental delays, and decreases length of stay, thus reducing cost of hospitalization.
NIDCAP is a proven framework for providing developmentally supportive care in the NICU, and can mitigate risks of prematurity
Earlier initiation of NIDCAP led to discharge at a younger post-menstrual age
Quality improvement investigations are effective in addressing critical healthcare needs