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  • 28Nov

    Developing Patient Teach-Back to Improve Patient Education

    Excerpts from an article in Patient Engagement HIT: Simply delivering patient education is not enough; patient teach-back allows providers to assess patient understanding and cement information in patients’ memories. As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, medical professionals know that a well-informed patient is a more engaged, healthier, and less costly patient. Critical to supplementing those…

  • 28Nov

    Community mental health survey 2018

    Read the results of CQC’s latest survey which looked at the experiences of people receiving community mental health services. Results from the 2018 community mental health survey, compared with results from previous years, showed declines across several areas. This includes people’s perceptions of: seeing someone from NHS mental health services often enough being involved in agreeing…

  • 28Nov

    UKMi information resources

    Medicines Information Services in the NHS support the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines by the provision of evidence‐based information and advice. The service has two broad functions: to support medicines optimisation for individual patients to support medicines management within NHS organisations UKMi have put together a presentation describing the wide range and variety…

  • 28Nov

    Latest news from the Friends and Family Test project

    The live testing of potential replacement Friends and Family Test questions in a number of NHS sites has been completed.  Each site has submitted their feedback on using the question, focusing on things like how easily it was understood by patients and whether it provided them with useful information to make improvements. The comments about…

  • 28Nov

    Mapping the influences on young people’s mental health

    The Health Foundation recently convened a series of workshops using a complex adaptive systems approach to explore influences on young people’s mental health. In this article, they spoke to Yannis Munro, Mental Health Advisor at The Prince’s Trust, who was involved in this work, about how the process is helping to map the web of connected issues which…

  • 28Nov

    Developing quality criteria for patient‐directed knowledge tools related to clinical practice guidelines.

    A development and consensus study: Patient‐directed knowledge tools such as patient versions of guidelines and patient decision aids are increasingly developed to facilitate shared decision making. In this paper, we report how consensus was reached within the Netherlands on quality criteria for development, content and governance of these tools. This was a 12‐month development and…

  • 28Nov

    Community-centred practice: applying All Our Health

    Information for front-line staff to adopt community-centred ways of working that help improves the health and wellbeing of the most marginalised communities. This resource helps health professionals prevent ill health and promote wellbeing as part of their everyday practice, including guidance on: why adopt community-centred approaches in your professional practice? understanding local needs measuring impact…

  • 22Nov

    Job advert: Website and Content Manager, Tommy’s

    Job title: Website and Content Manager Salary: Circa £27-£31k Location: London Job type: Full-time/permanent Closing date: TBC (rolling recruitment, please apply asap) Tommy’s is the largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and pre-term birth; four Tommy’s Centres are established around the UK, where some of the World’s leading scientists and clinicians in this field…

  • 22Nov

    National Standards for Public Involvement

    From NIHR: The Standards are currently being introduced to the wider community both nationally and internationally and all 10 Testbed Pilots are progressing well. “Throughout this Autumn I have been on the local Conference circuit. Speaking about the detail and merits of the new Public Involvement Standards. Being a founding member of the Standards Development Partnership…

  • 22Nov

    Being creative and accessible is tricky

    Garry, Creative Director at web design company, Cole AD, discusses how we can make websites more accessible. “If we make the website accessible, is it going to be bland and cost a fortune to build?” We get asked this question often, but thankfully there is a change in attitude towards accessible website design. For those…

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