Have your say on flexible working

NHS Employers | August 2019| Have your say on flexible working

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a new engagement exercise to understand what would help create the work-life balance NHS and social care staff want. 

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The DHSC is asking:

  • What kind of work-life balance are you able to achieve now, and what prevents you from having the kind of work-life balance you’d like to have?
  • Does your employer have policies and procedures that help you achieve the work-life balance you require? What would make it better?
  • People value flexibility for different reasons at different stages of their lives. What do you value flexibility at work for?

DHSC is encouraging people to participate in its engagement exercise, via its online community Talk Health and Care which is accessible here

 

Preventing falls in people with learning disabilities

Public Health England | August 2019 | Preventing falls in people with learning disabilities

Public Health England (PHE) have produced a new guide to help public health, health professionals, paid social care staff and family members to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities.

Preventing falls in people with learning disabilities contains information to help staff in public health, health services and social care to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities. It is also intended to help falls prevention services to provide support that is accessible to people with learning disabilities. The guide aims to be of use to family carers, friends and paid support staff to help them think about what risks may contribute to falls and how to reduce such risks (Source: PHE).

Read the guide online from PHE

Helping doctors and nurses to improve care for patients with a learning disability

NHS Digital | August 2019 | Helping doctors and nurses to improve care for patients with a learning disability

NHS Digital have produced Helping doctors and nurses to improve care for patients with a learning disability to help  public health, health professionals, paid social care staff and family members to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities (Source: NHS Digital).

The full document is available from NHS Digital

 

National Clinical Audit of Psychosis National report for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Spotlight Audit 2018/2019

Health Quality Improvement Partnership | August 2019 | National Clinical Audit of Psychosis National report for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Spotlight Audit 2018/2019

The Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has published a new report: National Clinical Audit of Psychosis National report for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Spotlight Audit 2018/2019 presents the findings from the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) spotlight audit which took place in 2018/2019.

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The report provides national and organisation-level findings on the treatment of patients by Early Intervention Psychosis Teams in England

National Clinical Audit of Psychosis National report for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Spotlight Audit 2018/2019

Progressive Neurological Conditions Toolkit

NHS England | August 2019 | Progressive Neurological Conditions Toolkit

A new toolkit from NHS RightCare has been designed to support systems to understand the priorities in care for people living with various progressive neurological conditions.

The toolkit covers the following neurological conditions;:

  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • motor neurone disease (MND)
  • Parkinson’s and the atypical Parkinsonism’s of multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • corticobasal degeneration (CBD)

The toolkit provides opportunity to assess and benchmark current systems to find opportunities for improvement

Full details from NHS RightCare

RightCare Progressive Neurological Conditions Toolkit

See also:

NHS RightCare [press release] Improving care for people with progressive neurological conditions

 

How doctors in senior leadership roles establish and maintain a positive patient-centred culture

General Medical Council | August 2019 | How doctors in senior leadership roles establish and maintain a positive patient-centred culture Research report for the General Medical Council 

Research commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) set out to explore the lived experiences of doctors in senior leadership roles, their leadership journeys, the everyday challenges, and what they see as their role in shaping their organisation’s culture. As part of the research 27 in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with senior doctors in leadership across a broad sample of organisation types and roles. 

The report is available from the GMC 

GMC How doctors in senior leadership roles establish and maintain a positive patient-centred culture

 

Gen Xers more likely to die by suicide and drug poisoning

Office for National Statistics | August 2019 | Gen Xers more likely to die by suicide and drug poisoning 

An ONS statistical release indicates that a generation of people born in England and Wales in the 1960s and 1970s (Generation X) are dying by suicide and drug poisonings in greater numbers. In the late 1980s there was a shift away from the middle-aged being the age group at which most people died by suicide, to those in their 20s. A similar shift to those in their 20s dying from drug poisonings became visible in the early 1990s.
In the news:

BBC News Deaths by suicide and drugs highest among Generation X

OnMedica Current middle aged generation has highest risk of suicide

The Times Generation X most likely to die from drug overdoses