• 2016 international health policy survey of adults

    25 November 2016

    This survey of 11 countries by the Commonwealth Fund compares patients' experiences with their country's health care system - comparing access to care, quality and affordability - as well as their self-reported health and wellbeing. The study compared patients from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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  • NHS Digital publishes data quality maturity index

    25 November 2016

    NHS Digital has published its data quality maturity index (DQMI) for April to June 2016. Default value reporting is now incorporated into the DQMI score, alongside completeness and validity. NHS Digital also plans to engage with providers and commissioners to help support data quality improvement. The DQMI features a section on the data quality of dementia diagnosis. The accompanying interactive web report also allows users to create peer review groupings, enabling commissioners to understand more about their providers’ data quality performance.

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  • Guide to getting the new medicine service right

    25 November 2016

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has published a guide for pharmacists to the new medicine service (NMS). It includes references to other relevant resources.

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  • New frameworks aim to improve health and social care integration and care homes

    30 September 2016

    NHS England has published details of two more common frameworks for local health and care systems, organisations, communities and patients, wishing to develop new ways of working.

    The documents are based on the learning so far from the primary and acute care system (PACS) and enhanced health in care homes vanguards – describing the key ingredients that make up both models.

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  • Improving efficiency and resource allocation in future cancer care

    29 September 2016

    A report from the Office of Health Economics evaluates the current burden of cancer and identifies opportunities for increased efficiency in cancer care. The evidence focuses specifically on the health and cancer care landscape in nine European countries, including the UK.

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