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).
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
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 Educationsets 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.
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.
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).
Evidence-based guidance to support the evaluation of weight management interventions | Public Health England
This document is an update of the ‘Standard Evaluation Framework (SEF) for weight management interventions’, (2009) which was originally published by the National Obesity Observatory, and is now widely used across England.
The document contains a list of ‘essential’ and ‘desirable’ criteria for data required for a comprehensive and robust evaluation. Essential criteria are the minimum data and information recommended to perform a basic evaluation of a weight management intervention. Desirable criteria are additional data that would improve the quality of an evaluation; and enhance understanding about what has been achieved and the processes that have taken place during the intervention.
Choice in mental health care: Guidance on implementing patients’ legal rights to choose the provider and team for their mental health care (2014) has been updated by NHS England. It provides guidance for commissioners, GPs and providers on how to implement patients’ legal rights to choose their care provider and the team they see for their mental health care. (NHS England)
It has been developed with colleagues from across the mental health sector. It seeks to promote a common understanding of what mental health patients’ legal rights are, outlines where they apply, and what they mean in everyday practice.