This report describes the quality improvement journey of three mental health organisations (two in England and one in Singapore). It provides key insights and lessons for others considering embarking on a similar journey.
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Health systems worldwide are increasingly holding boards of healthcare organisations accountable for the quality of care that they provide. Previous empirical research has found associations between certain board practices and higher quality patient care; however, little is known about how boards govern for quality improvement (QI). To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
This quality standard covers short-term prevention and management of violent and physically threatening behaviour among adults, children and young people with a mental health problem. It applies to settings where mental health, health and social care services are provided. This includes community settings and care received at home. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust as Good following its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
The trust has been rated as Good for providing services that were caring, effective, responsive, and well-led and Requires Improvement for safety. The reports from this inspection in March have been published on our website.
We'd like your views on how we can strengthen the way we look at whether NHS trusts learn from deaths to improve the care they provide.
We'd particularly like to hear from families and carers, but we're interested in the views of health professionals too. You can tell us what you think by taking part in our online survey. The survey closes at 6pm on 14 July.
CQC has been asked by the Secretaries of State for Health and for Communities and Local Government to undertake a programme of local system reviews of health and social care in 12 local authority areas.
To assist organisations take control of these challenges, NHS Improvement and NHS England are launching a three year Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme which will help staff to develop the skills to:
• Quantify the scale of the mismatch between capacity and demand in services;
• Help reduce RTT and waiting list problems;
• Help eliminate inefficiencies and use resources effectively;
• Improve patient experience;
• Help create plans that are deliverable; and
• Share the knowledge with relevant colleagues.
The guide, Better Questions, Safer Care, builds on our work for the Measuring and Monitoring of Safety Framework with The Health Foundation, and contains a range of useful resources to help health and care professionals to take a more holistic approach when looking at the safety of care.
Find out about the progress made by trusts to date in relation to the appointment of Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) guardians and how Dr Hughes and her office are supporting guardians to improve the culture of speaking up safely.
High levels of hospital readmission (rehospitalisation rates) is widely used as indicator of a poor quality of care. This is sometimes also referred to as recidivism or heavy utilization. Previous studies have examined a number of factors likely to influence readmission, although a systematic review of research on post-discharge factors and readmissions has not been conducted so far. The main objective of this review was to identify frequently reported post-discharge factors and their effects on readmission rates.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (Friday, June 2) published its report on the trust, which provides mental health services in Sussex and specialist community mental health services for children and young people in Hampshire and Kent and Medway. These include two adult social care services and primary medical services for HMP Lewes and HMP Ford.
High quality care is patient-centred.1 Efforts to promote patient-centred care in clinical practice should improve quality. Both shared decision-making (SDM) and the process of obtaining informed consent could be expressions of patient-centred care—to the extent that they respond to the advocates' call for ‘nothing about me without me’. In this issue of BMJ Quality and Safety, Shahu et al2 discuss variations in the quality of informed consent procedures, which could, in their view, fail to support patient-centred care in general, and SDM specifically. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is one of five hospital trusts in the UK taking part in an exciting partnership with VMI and last week it held a Regional Sharing Event to celebrate some of the significant improvements to patient care which have been made since this began.
We’ve just heard that SSOTP will not be renewing their agreement with SSSFT LKS for library services for this financial year. Because of this we will be reviewing our Be Aware bulletins. Sadly we won’t be accepting any new sign-ups from SSOTP staff and will be withdrawing some of the physical healthcare bulletins that we…
The Care Quality Commission has published a response to the first consultation on its next phase of regulation. The consultation sought views on how the commission should develop its regulatory model as it begins its next inspection regime. NHS Providers contributed to the consultation.
This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.