Getting the dementia pathway right

19 June 2017

NHS RightCare has published a scenario featuring fictional patient Tom and his wife and carer Barbara, to compare a sub-optimal dementia care pathway with an ideal pathway. The scenario is the latest in the long term conditions series. It aims to help commissioners and providers understand the implications, both in terms of quality of life and costs, of shifting the care pathway for those living with dementia from a reactive approach (primarily based on an acute response) to a proactive approach, for example, providing an integrated primary care and community-based response, with support from the voluntary sector. 

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Accounting for the quality of NHS output

19 April 2018

A review by York University outlines a conceptual framework for selecting potentially appropriate characteristics of health care outputs to be included in a measure of NHS output. The research evaluated three published sets of criteria developed by national bodies responsible for assessing health care system performance and outlines the opinions of UK experts on quality.

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Building a business case for a minor ailment service

19 April 2018

The toolkit contains a number of resources to assist local pharmaceutical committees with the commissioning of a service including a costing toolkit, a business case, service specification, implementation plan, and resources to notify local GP practices about the commissioning of a new service.

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Strategic direction for sexual assault and abuse services

19 April 2018

This document outlines how services for victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse need to evolve between now and 2023. It sets out six priorities for NHS England.

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Friends and family test data – February 2018

19 April 2018

The friends and family test (FFT) gives patients the opportunity to submit feedback to providers of NHS funded care or treatment, using a simple question which asks how likely they are to recommend the service to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment. NHS England has published data for February 2018.

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Important news for readers: GDPR

18 April 2018

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