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  • 14Jun

    Meet Mo

    Meet Mo. Mo is just like the rest of us. The ‘Meet Mo’ campaign has been produced to encourage people, who may be struggling with medicines, to seek help. The new Mo film is about supporting patients who’ve had a visit to hospital, where new medicines may be prescribed or where changes have been made…

  • 14Jun

    Virtual reality tech gives disabled people ‘life’ experiences

    Charity to use digital tools to help its customers prepare for transition to independent living by giving them foretaste of typical real-life situations like shopping and travelling. Harrogate-based charity and social enterprise Disability Action Yorkshire is using virtual reality technology to help train and prepare the people it supports to manage a range of everyday challenges. They include shopping…

  • 14Jun

    RCGP updates person-centred care toolkit

    The Person-Centred Care Toolkit has been developed with NHS England to support GPs and primary care teams deliver person-centred care. The RCGP Innovation team has updated the Person-Centred Care Toolkit. Updated content helps distinguish between Care and Support Planning and the wider subject of Person-Centred Care. It provides examples and resources around social prescribing, health literacy, health coaching and…

  • 14Jun

    5 Communication Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria

    Excerpts from an article from CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: When Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, CDC assembled a team of experienced communicators who were flexible, bilingual, and culturally sensitive communicators. This group of experts prepared to deploy to Puerto Rico on short notice to support the communication needs…

  • 14Jun

    Public libraries: working in partnership to meet local needs

    A Public Policy Exchange event took place in June 2018 looking at the resiliency and value of public libraries, and how they can work in partnership to create new opportunities and meet local needs. Here are excerpts from the briefing for the event where CILIP set out the benefits of libraries and profile of library users,…

  • 14Jun

    Why should doctors write letters directly to patients?

    Blog from a patient representative: I have a range of long-term and acute medical conditions, and as a result I have extensive experience of outpatient appointments, admissions and discharges over the last 40 years. My long-standing interest in human biology and medical matters makes me a very motivated patient, but I’m aware that there is…

  • 14Jun

    NHS England issues language and diabetes guidance

    A guide advising healthcare professionals on the best language to use when communicating with people with diabetes has been published by NHS England. The publication Language Matters: Language and Diabetes aims to reduce any potential negativity from doctors and nurses in interactions with people living by providing practical guidance. It includes examples of the most appropriate language to use,…

  • 14Jun

    Statisticians for Society

    As the professional body for statisticians and data scientists, the Royal Statistical Society has always encouraged members to give their time and skills for public good and charitable causes. The Statisticians for Society initiative was launched in 2014, to help statisticians offer their skills to charities and other socially useful initiatives that need their professional…

  • 8Jun

    Patient centricity makes ethical and commercial sense

    Patient centricity is no longer a buzzword, it’s an essential way of conducting business that makes both ethical and commercial sense. That’s according to Jodi Wolff, head of patient advocacy in the US for Santhera – a company that attributes its success in developing drugs for rare diseases with high unmet needs to its pioneering…

  • 8Jun

    Exploring how voluntary and community organisations and CCGs can collaborate to deliver Personal Health Budgets

    Over a period of two years, National Voices, Volunteering Matters and NAVCA have worked within nine areas of England to raise awareness of the importance of local voluntary and community organisations in the personalisation of health and care services, particularly their role in enabling people to access and make effective use of Personal Health Budgets…

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