NHS Improvement have published information about the End of life care collaborative. They ran a 150-day programme, involving 16 volunteer trusts, to improve end of life care across a number of settings to improve the experience and quality of care received by patients at end of life. They have published the following case studies:
• Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS FT
• Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
• Rotherham NHS FT
• Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT
• St George’s University NHS Trust
• Cumbria Partnership NHS FT
• Colchester Hospital University NHS FT
One year on from the launch of the Developing People- Improving Care, this report highlights how leaders across health and social care have implemented the framework | NHS Improvement
In 2016, thirteen organisations from health, social care and local government came together to create the Developing People Improving Care framework, based on national and international research, and conversations held with people across the health and care system.
One year on, this publication highlights some of the work taking place, demonstrating the steps people are already taking to ensure systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement, are at the core of the health and care system. The report also sets out plans for the year ahead.
Full report: Developing People- Improving Care
This report illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. | Reform
The report from Reform suggests that AI has the potential to:
- help address the health and wellbeing gap by predicting which individuals or groups of individuals are at risk of illness and allow the NHS to target treatment more effectively towards them
- give all health professionals and patients access to cutting edge diagnostics and treatment tailored to individual need, helping to reduce the care and quality gap
- help address the efficiency and funding gap by automating tasks, triaging patients to the most appropriate services and allowing them to self-care
The report makes 16 recommendations, and also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology, suggesting some potential solutions.
Full report: Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS