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  • 12Jun

    Crohn’s & Colitis UK launches new immersive simulation app

    Crohn’s & Colitis UK has launched a new, immersive simulation app, In My Shoes: 24 hours with Crohn’s or Colitis, allowing friends and family of those with the condition to experience what it is like to live a day with Crohn’s or Colitis. The digital tool aims to increase understanding of the disease and empathy towards the…

  • 12Jun

    Anthony Nolan publishes pathway for post-transplant care

    Anthony Nolan has published a new pathway to ensure every patient gets the support they need after a stem-cell transplant for as long as necessary and no matter where they live. Despite international consensus around the importance of long-term follow-up, evidence shows there is substantial variation in the provision of post-transplant care across the UK. As a result, patients do not have…

  • 12Jun

    Promoting personalised care

    New guidance on giving people more choice and control over their care has been published by the NHS. The Personalised Care Grab Guide explains why focusing on what matters to people is important and gives tips to help healthcare professionals get started. It emphasises a ‘one size-fits-all’ approach cannot meet people’s varying needs and expectations. www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PersonalisedCareGrabGuide.pdf

  • 12Jun

    Exploring the power of individual voices

    In this article, James Munro, CEO of Care Opinion, sets out how patients can use an online feedback platform to share their experiences in a safe and simple way leading to learning and change. Care Opinion is the UK’s non-profit, public feedback platform for health and social care services. www.nationalvoices.org.uk/blogs/power-individual-voices

  • 12Jun

    Patients with access to e-health records report better personal experiences

    Patients who have access to their e-health records are more likely to rate their care as good, very good or excellent, according to a global report. Philips has published its fourth annual Future Health Index report exploring the impact of digital health technology on healthcare professionals and patients. It found 69% of healthcare professionals who use…

  • 12Jun

    What is a ‘spetspatient’?

    In this article Sara Riggare discusses her project Spetspatienter – en ny resurs för hälsa ,or in English, Lead Patients – a new resource for health. Funded by Vinnova, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, it contributes to the ongoing paradigm shift in healthcare from seeing patients as passive receivers to active co-producers of health. www.riggare.se/2019/06/09/what-is-a-spetspatient

  • 12Jun

    Patient leaflets raise awareness of evidence-based interventions

    A series of leaflets giving patients more information on evidence-based interventions has been launched. The NHS England leaflets give information on anaesthesia and pain, ear, nose and throat disorders, haematological disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, paediatric and neonatal medicine, skin disorders and surgery. Each leaflet describes the condition relating to that intervention, the benefits and risks of treatment,…

  • 12Jun

    Interim NHS People Plan published

    A vision for how people working in the NHS will be better supported through a more positive working environment has been published. As well as growing staff numbers, the NHS needs to rapidly become a better place to work according to the Interim NHS People Plan. The plan focuses on three key areas – recruiting…

  • 12Jun

    Evaluating extended-hours primary care access hubs

    A report on improving public access to primary care, by providing additional capacity outside of core hours has been published. Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commissioned the Nuffield Trust to evaluate their initiative in 2015/16. Improving access out of hours: Evaluation of extended-hours primary care access hubs looks at the impact of seven new access hubs…

  • 12Jun

    £1.5 million to improve homeless healthcare

    Groundswell has been awarded £1.5 million to work with Crisis and Shelter to improve homeless healthcare through #HealthNow. The National Lottery Community Fund has agreed a transformational four-year grant of £1,528,299 to help the charities take a national approach to overcoming homeless health inequalities. #HealthNow promotes an inclusive health system where everyone has access to the health…

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