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)

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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

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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).

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Full report available from WHO

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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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National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) clinical report 2019

Health Quality Improvement Partnership | September 2019 | National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) clinical report 2019

 The Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) aims to improve the treatment of mothers and babies during their stay in a maternity unit by evaluating a range of care processes and outcomes in order to identify good practice and areas for improvement.

hqip.org.ukThis clinical report presents measures of maternity and perinatal care based on births in English, Welsh and Scottish NHS services between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. It builds on the NMPA’s previous report from 2015/16 with some additional measures.  It highlights areas that require monitoring, in particular around induction of labour, timing of birth and timely delivery of babies that are small for gestational age (Soruce: HQIP).

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) clinical report 2019

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Royal Colleges response to latest clinical findings from the NMPA

 

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) clinical report 2019

Health Quality Improvement Partnership | September 2019 | National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) clinical report 2019

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) aims to improve the treatment of mothers and babies during their stay in a maternity unit by evaluating a range of care processes and outcomes in order to identify good practice and areas for improvement.

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This clinical report presents measures of maternity and perinatal care based on births in English, Welsh and Scottish NHS services between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. It builds on the NMPA’s previous report from 2015/16 with some additional measures.  While the report’s authors acknowledge it  is not possible to speak of trends based on just two years, but instead highlight areas that require monitoring, in particular around induction of labour, timing of birth and timely delivery of babies that are small for gestational age.

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) clinical report 2019

 

 

UK National eye health and hearing study

UK National Eye Health and Hearing Study | August 2019 | UK National eye health and hearing study

The  UK’s first vision and hearing survey aims to capture vital data on UK issues. The UK National Eye Health and Hearing Study( UKNEHS) report has been produced to request UK Government funding for vital research , which can enable a step change in the way eye health and hearing services are delivered in the UK.

 

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A lack of accurate data is contributing to a £58billion bill for vision and hearing loss in the UK, according to a report published today that calls on the Government to support the first ever national survey of the UK population’s sensory needs.

It is estimated that around 2 million people in the UK are affected by partial sight loss, and this is expected to rise to 2.4 million by 2024. The number affected by hearing loss is estimated at 11 million, and this is also rising (Source: visionuk.org.uk).

Full report UK National eye health and hearing study case for investment

See also Vision UK [press release] Poor eyesight and hearing loss costs billions