dignity / learning disabilities / learning disability / nurses / quality / safeguarding / social care / social workers / third sector organisations / voluntary organisations / Website / winterbourne

Driving up quality in learning disabilities

“The Driving Up Quality Code is a code for providers and commissioners. Signing up is a commitment to driving up quality in services for people with learning disabilities”   Visit the website at: http://www.drivingupquality.org.uk/home Continue reading

costs / evidence based practice / finance / Guidance / medicines management / pathway development / quality / Toolkit

Questions to ask when a medicine is required in care pathway

“The NHS spends around £13bn on medicines each year. This document will guide you through the four key questions that should be asked each time medicines are required in a care pathway and why these questions matter. This document will guide you through the four key questions that should be asked each time medicines are … Continue reading

Briefing / Francis report / quality / social care / third sector organisations / values / voluntary organisations

Why the Francis Inquiry matters to social care providers

“This two-part briefing produced for VODG members in conjunction with the NCF and Sue Ryder aims to explain why the Francis Inquiry and the resulting reforms are important to social care providers. Part 1 introduces the background to the Inquiry and the evolving policy response. Part 2 considers some of the implications of the Francis … Continue reading

change management / culture / Francis report / principles of care / quality / Report / values / workforce

Focus on culture change and patient care in the NHS

The survey ‘Employee Outlook: Focus on culture change and patient care in the NHS’  was commissioned to explore the state of play in the healthcare sector following the report by Robert Francis QC into poor patient care provided at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and to identify ways in which organisations can identify future problems … Continue reading