Case Study / NHS Scotland / nurses / patient safety

Nurses in Scotland given list of ‘essential actions’

Originally posted on Patient Safety Horizon Scanning:
Source:  Nursing Times 27 August 2013 Follow this link for abstract Date of publication:  August 2013 Publication type:  Journal article In a nutshell:  Ministers in Scotland have announced that a list of 10 patient safety “essentials” will be rolled out for use by all NHS staff in Scotland. Ten of the…

Case Study / funding / hospital admissions / human resources / learning and development / skills / Web Page / workforce

Working together: a summary of health and social care integration projects

A series of workforce development case studies focusing on reducing avoidable hospital admissions reablement and timely hospital discharges smoother transitions better use of resources Read more at: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/service-area/integrating-health-and-social-care/ Continue reading

acupuncture / Case Study / elderly / evidence based practice / Evidence Summary / GPs / hayfever / HPV / immunisation / loneliness / Newsletter / NSAIDs / pregnancy / research / restless legs syndrome

Eyes on Evidence September 2013

This month’s Eyes on Evidence includes the following. Effects of human papillomavirus vaccination Drug treatments for restless legs syndrome  Effects of loneliness and social isolation on mortality in older people Thromboembolism during pregnancy after in vitro fertilisation  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: new information and warnings about cardiovascular risk Acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis  Case study from … Continue reading

Case Study / Greater Manchester / health improvement / Pennine Care / public health / sexual health / social media / sport

Sport & Sexual Health Programme

Harnessing the potential of professional sports clubs and players to inspire hard-to-reach young men is the hallmark of Playing Safely – a unique and innovative Sport & Sexual Health Programme from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Read more at http://www.gmphnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Playing-Safely.pdf Continue reading

Best Practice / Case Study / communication. patient engagement / disability / learning disabilities / NHS staff / Salford / technology

Health passport helping Salford residents with profound disabilities

“Eighteen adults, some of whom can only communicate through eye contact, have spent three years working with staff at Salford City Council and the former Primary Care Trust to tackle one of their biggest bugbears. Many of them understand what is being said about them but because people don’t know how they communicate, their views … Continue reading