Information for the health and care sector about planning for a potential no-deal Brexit

Department of Heath and Social Care | August 2018 | Information for the health and care sector about planning for a potential no-deal Brexit

A collection of information and guidance relating to health and care organisations and industry.

Technical notices

How medicines, medical devices and clinical trials would be regulated if there’s no Brexit deal

Labelling tobacco products and e-cigarettes if there’s no Brexit deal

Ensuring blood and blood products are safe if there’s no Brexit deal

Quality and safety of organs, tissues and cells if there’s no Brexit deal

Submitting regulatory information on medical products if there’s no Brexit deal

Related:

NHS Providers On the day briefing: UK government’s preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario

Guidance for health services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND

NHS England | July 2018 | Guidance for health services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

A new quick guide published by NHS England  is intended to help local areas develop their transition processes for young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) from childhood to adulthood. 

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Related: Quick Guide: Commissioning for transition to adult services
for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

 

 

 

 

Learning from deaths: Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers

NHS England | July 2018 | Learning from deaths: Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers

The learning from deaths national guidance is for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers. It advises trusts on how they should support, communicate and engage with families following a death of someone in their care (NHS England).
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The guidance can be downloaded here

Related:

Information for families following a bereavement 

Information for families following a bereavement

Working together to safeguard children

Revised statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  It sets out new legal requirements for local police, councils and health services who will be required to make joint safeguarding decisions | Department for Education

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Children at risk of abuse or neglect will now be protected through improved partnerships between local police, councils and health services.

Strengthened guidance published by the Department for Education sets new legal requirements for the three safeguarding partners, who will be required to make joint safeguarding decisions to meet the needs of local children and families.

Senior police, council and health leaders will jointly be responsible for setting out local plans to keep children safe and will be accountable for how well agencies work together to protect children from abuse and neglect.

The new advice is aimed at all professionals who come in to contact with children and families and includes guidance on current threats to child protection, such as sexual and criminal exploitation, gangs and radicalisation.

Full detail: The Department of Education | Working together to safeguard children

Additional link: Press release

Developing pathways for alcohol treatment

Guidance on referring alcohol dependent patients from hospital to specialist alcohol treatment in the hospital or in the community | Public Health England

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This guidance is about developing pathways for referral and care and for patients whose routine alcohol screening in secondary care suggests that they may be alcohol dependent.

It can be used by people implementing the Preventing ill health by risky behaviours – alcohol and tobacco CQUIN in acute, mental health and community trusts. It can also be used by NHS commissioners and planners and those planning, commissioning and providing community alcohol treatment.

The guidance aims to:

  • show the components of treatment for dependent drinking
  • describe what helps patients’ smooth passage through their treatment for alcohol dependence

Full guidance: Developing pathways for referring patients from secondary care to specialist alcohol treatment

Good Rostering Guide

NHS Employers | May 2018 |Good rostering guide

Aimed at both employers and doctors, the guidance sets out ways in which good rostering practice can be used to develop rotas. It aims to support and create an effective training environment that also meets the needs of the service, while enabling flexibility for doctors and employers, both of whom have a stake in the process.

 

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The full guide is available from NHS Employers 

Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (APRHAI)

Department of Health and Social Care | May 2018 | Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (APRHAI)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have published a report on  Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (APRHAI). The report summarises the activities that the group have carried out between April 2016 and March 2017, it also provides a brief overview of the work undertaken after March 2017 for the sake of presenting a complete picture. 

In the next  year, the committee will focus on supporting the development of the next strategy (2018-2023), including the reduction in inappropriate prescribing, the reduction in Gram negative infections, the issues arising from these two aims and monitoring and improving outcomes of patients admitted to hospital (Department of Health and Social Care).

The guidance is available from Department of Health and Social Care