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  • 11Feb

    Blog: Revolutionising choice and control

    NHS England’s Director of Personalised Care, James Sanderson, discusses why the health and care system needs to work with the innovative approaches that come from communities to ensure as many people as possible benefit from personalised care. https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/revolutionising-choice-and-control/    

  • 11Feb

    Improving educational resources for people with back pain in Sheffield

    The NICE guideline for the assessment and management of low back pain and sciatica in over 16s recommends that “people are provided with advice and information tailored to their needs and capabilities, to help them self-manage their low back pain with or without sciatica, at all steps of the treatment pathway.” This project aimed to…

  • 11Feb

    Webinars to support the development of an Information Standard for local health and care records

    The PRSB is currently working with NHS England to develop an information standard for local health and care records. To help inform this (and ensure a wide range of voices are heard) a series of webinars to discuss different elements of the core record are being held. Webinars are for health and care professionals, carers,…

  • 11Feb

    Study: Evaluating the quality of health information in a changing digital ecosystem

    This study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research highlights the challenges of consumer health information seeking and the importance of developing support tools that would help users seek, evaluate, and analyze information in the changing digital ecosystem. Critical evaluation of online health information has always been central to consumer health informatics. However, with the emergence…

  • 11Feb

    Call for better regulation of AI-based medical products

    This PharmaPhorum article, highlights a report commissioned by NHS Digital that states that products based on artificial intelligence should be regulated like drugs, and those that are deemed unsafe should be removed from the market. The report goes on to say that AI-based products are likely to fall under the remit of the UK’s regulator, the…

  • 7Feb

    Job advert: Marketing and Communications Officer, Patient Information Forum

    Job advert:    Marketing and Communications Officer Duration:        6-month fixed term contract initially, with potential for extension Hours:            21 hours per week (3 days) Salary:            £25,000 full time equivalent; £15K pro rata Location:       Home-based with occasional meetings/events, usually in London Deadline for applications:    5pm; Friday 8 March 2019 Interviews:  Short-listed applicants will…

  • 4Feb

    How I see – Exploring the spectrum of sight

    The RNIB’s ‘How I see‘ video aims to educate people on some common misconceptions and features five blind and partially sighted people talking about their eye conditions. The reality of sight loss is different for everybody. Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with the most common eye conditions, some people are diagnosed with rarer…

  • 4Feb

    Results of the Maternity Services survey shows need for improvement in information provision post-natally

    The 2018 Maternity Services Survey published by the Care Quality Commission, puts the spotlight on the experiences of more than 17,500 women who gave birth last February across 129 NHS trusts. Overall, women reported many positive experiences of maternity care in 2018.  However the survey found that: 52.7% of women reported that they were ‘definitely’ given enough information…

  • 4Feb

    Review of the Friends and Family Test

    The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) is currently under review to see how it can be improved as a tool for improvement.  NHS England’s Director for Experience, Participation and Equalities, Dr Neil Churchill, explains how the work is progressing and what the next steps will be. https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/times-and-questions-may-be-a-changing/    

  • 4Feb

    Using conversations to assess people’s care and support

    Skills for Care has launched a new guide ‘Using conversations to assess and plan people’s care and support’ which outlines the key principles involved in doing a conversations assessment for care and support. The guide is for anyone who’s involved in enabling people to understand what care and support is available to them and what matters…

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