Each baby counts

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists | March 2020 | Each Baby Counts: 2019 progress report

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published its progress report for 2019: Each Baby Counts: 2019 progress report. 

The Each Baby Counts is a national quality improvement programme that collates the results of local investigations into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries occurring during term labour to understand the bigger picture, share the lessons learned and prevent babies from dying or suffering brain injuries in the future.

 

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This report presents key findings and recommendations based on the analysis of data relating to the care given to mothers and babies throughout the UK, to ensure each baby receives the safest possible care during labour.

The report can be read online chapter by chapter or downloaded in full from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

 

BMA: Supporting a healthy childhood

BMA | February 2020| Supporting a healthy childhood: the need for greater investment in services in England 

BMA has published its report Supporting a healthy childhood: the need for greater investment in services in England. The BMA’s analysis of recent data highlights insufficient investment in England across a range of services to support a healthy childhood, with funding for a number of different services being cut in recent years. This lack of resource is likely to have an adverse impact on child health in England.

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The report includes:

  • Analysis and findings of spending on children’s social care in 2019/20
  • Recommendations for a cross-government ‘healthy childhood strategy’
  • Recommendations to reverse budget cuts to children’s services in England

Supporting a healthy childhood (PDF)

What clinical directors need for effective primary care networks

NHS Confederation | January  2020 | Equipped for Success? What clinical directors need for effective primary care networks

Equipped for Success? What clinical directors need for effective primary care networks is a new report from the NHS Confederation that outlines 3 key areas for action if primary care networks are to succeed. These are:

  • time and space
  • management support
  • wider funding
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Equipped for Success? What clinical directors need for effective primary care networks

Providers are delivering and here’s how

NHS Providers | October  2019 |Providers are delivering and here’s how

NHS Providers is launching a major new programme of work, Providers deliver, to celebrate and promote the work of NHS trusts and foundation trusts in improving care.

At the core of this rolling programme is a new publication series. The first of these biannual reports focuses on how trusts have responded to feedback from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a positive and systematic way, encouraging great ideas that have made a difference for patients and service users.

It is striking that whereas in 2014, over half (68%) of trusts were rated ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ by CQC, in 2019, the majority of trusts (59%) are now rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Between August 2017 and August 2019 the number of trusts rated ‘outstanding’ by CQC increased from 14 to 24 and the number rated ‘good’ increased from 96 to 107.

The report Providers deliver-batter care for patients demonstrates how – in difficult circumstances – trust leaders and staff are coming up with ideas and solutions to deliver better care. We will develop this approach in future publications, alongside work to promote these achievements in our media and stakeholder engagement, through a range of channels including social media, our website, and our networks (Source: NHS Providers)

See also:

Report Providers deliver better care for patients 

 

The State of the adult social care sector and workforce

Skills for Care Workforce Intelligence | October 2019 | The State of the adult social care sector and workforce

Skills for Care Workforce Intelligence have published a new report, the report looks at the adult social care sector and workforce in England. The State of the adult social care sets out the CQC’s assessment of the state of care in England in 2018/19. Using data from CQC inspections and ratings, to inform judgements of the quality of care. 

The report indicates that quality ratings have been maintained overall but people’s experience of care is determined by whether they can access good care when they need it.

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The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

Download a copy of the report 

See also: CQC: State of Care

WHO: World report on vision

World Health Organization | October 2019 | World report on vision

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its World report on vision, this report provides evidence on the magnitude of eye conditions and vision impairment globally, draws attention to effective strategies to address eye care, and offers recommendations for action to improve eye care services worldwide. The key proposal of the report is for all countries to provide integrated people-centred eye care services which will ensure that people receive a continuum of eye care based on their individual needs throughout their lives (Source: WHO).

Download the infographic

Full report available from WHO

Related:

Executive Summary

Press release

At least 2.2 billion people are blind or visually impaired. Here’s why.

Choose Psychiatry: Guidance for medical schools

Royal College of Psychiatrists | September 2019  | Choose Psychiatry: Guidance for medical schools

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has explored the factors that make an impact on medical students’ views and experiences of psychiatry while at medical school. They have now published guidance- Choose Psychiatry: Guidance for medical schools to provide medical schools with advice on how to enhance medical students’ experience of psychiatry. 

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The report identifies four key areas for action:

  1.  Excellence in teaching
  2. Quality placements
  3. Leadership from psychiatrists in undergraduate education
  4. Enrichment activities (Source: RCP)

Read the full news release from the RCP 

Choose Psychiatry: Guidance for medical schools

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