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  • 6Dec

    Shared Decision Making – conversations that matter

    Are you an existing highly skilled trainer? Do you have a passion for person centred care? NHS England are looking for people like you to become SDM trainers to provide training to clinicians and other health and care professionals and commissioners. This bespoke training, delivered by the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) will encourage thinking about…

  • 6Dec

    Cultural shift needed to keep trust in use of patient data by health technology

    A radical culture change in the NHS, and across the health data and medical technology community, is needed to make sure that the NHS can deliver the benefits of new health technologies that use patient data for care, and to retain public trust, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, published 29…

  • 6Dec

    New mental health support for mothers

    NHS England has published information about mental health services for mothers, their families and people who care for them. Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. Perinatal mental illness affects up to 20% of women, and covers a wide range of…

  • 6Dec

    The path to digital health literacy

    Excerpts from an article by pharmaphorum: That digital health could transform the way we care for people with long-term conditions is undeniable. Utilising that potential depends not just on providing the technology, but also the skills required to use it. Health Literacy Month, which ran throughout October, promoted the importance of providing understandable health information.…

  • 6Dec

    The largest shared patient portal program in the UK

    From a blog by Patients Know Best: Residents across North West London are benefitting from being part of the largest shared patient portal program in the UK. The Care Information Exchange (CIE) hosts the health records of up to 2.3 million people living in North West London. Powered by Patients Know Best and funded by £3 million…

  • 5Dec

    Job advert: Senior Health Information Officer, Bowel Cancer UK

    Salary: £27,000 – £32,000 Location: London Job type: Full-time and permanent Closing date: Sunday 6 January Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. They are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer. They support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to…

  • 4Dec

    Health literacy high on agenda at EMA consultation on electronic product information

    Draft key principles on the use of electronic product information (ePI) in the EU were reviewed by a stakeholders meeting, attended by PIF, at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week. Electronic product information will complement the paper patient information leaflets supplied with medicines and will be available for all licensed products. The development of ePI…

  • 4Dec

    Shared decision-making guideline: NICE starts scoping phase

    A scoping workshop to develop a guideline on shared decision making was held in London by NICE on 3 December. PIF attended the workshop along with representatives of patient and professional bodies. Earlier this year, PIF produced a draft framework document on health literacy and shared decision making for NHS England so we advocated for…

  • 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…

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