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

Community of Practice / human resources / knowledge management / learning opportunity / Website / workforce planning

Healthcare workforce knowledge sharing

The online networking platform for those passionate about our healthcare workforce! My Health Skills will encourage those who are passionate about workforce transformation to share best practice, resources, access information and provide a platform to voice their opinion, ask questions and seek answers. Join a group, start a group, make a change. My Health Skills … Continue reading

child health / health improvement / health visitors / Press Release / school nurses / schools / social marketing / teachers / Website

Change4Life encourages families to make a ‘Smart Restart’ to the new school year

A major new Change4Life campaign that aims to help families introduce healthy changes to their school-time routines is launched by Public Health England. The ‘Smart Restart’ campaign will encourage families to capitalise on the fresh start presented by the new school year as an opportunity to establish healthier habits – such as walking to school, … Continue reading

AHPs / doctors / health visitors / healthcare / hospitals / midwives / NHS staff / nurses / patient care / quality / students / Website

Kissing it Better

Website with extremely simple ideas about improving healthcare. “We address key questions such as: How can we constantly exceed a patient’s expectations of their care environment? How can we spread transforming and innovative ideas across the whole healthcare system? How can we harness in this task the contributions of volunteers and the local community? How … Continue reading

Best Practice / catheter care / critical appraisal / Database / evidence based practice / Evidence Summary / knowledge management / literature review / Manchester / searching / Website

Best Bets Evidence Summaries

I am doing a search on ‘trial without catheter’ and I came across a Best BETS  (Best Evidence Topics) summary. “BETS were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature. BETs take into account the shortcomings of … Continue reading