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  • 12Jun

    New promotional materials for bowel cancer screening

    Public Health England has published new leaflets to give patients more information on the bowel cancer screening process. The new materials provide instructions on how to use the home test kits provided by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, having a colonoscopy following an abnormal result, and the benefits and risks of bowel cancer screening. www.gov.uk/government/publications/bowel-cancer-screening-kit-how-to-use

  • 6Jun

    Why investing in health is a win for everyone

    In this interview, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, discusses why we need to reframe how we look at health and her hopes for the future health of the nation. Rather than being perceived as a cost to the public, she believes we must re-position health as an investment. She also discusses why, in her…

  • 6Jun

    Measuring patient engagement: why and how we need to address patient centricity

    In this article Emma Sutcliffe, Richard Evans and PIF founder Mark Duman discuss what ‘good’ patient engagement looks like. They focus on the challenges and opportunities in quantifying patient engagement in Pharma. NexGen Healthcare Communications use their own experience of developing patient engagement audit HaloGEN as a case study. healthmanagement.org

  • 6Jun

    Engaging patients in primary care design

    Health Expectations has published ‘Engaging patients in primary care design: An evaluation of a novel approach to co-designing care’. The research was funded by a Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award. By assessing and processing the impact of a collaborative effort to design a new clinic service, researchers highlighted the importance of patients being equal partners…

  • 6Jun

    Creating a new digital integrated care tool

    SCIE has launched a new digital resource on integrated care research and practice. It gives access to a wealth of evidence on how the institute plans, commissions and delivers person-centred integrated care. Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, it is designed as a practical, digital tool and will be updated regularly in order to support…

  • 6Jun

    How to assess, transform and deliver care around people’s needs

    A new framework aims to help managers plan and evaluate the design of people-centred integrated care services. The International Journal of Integrated Care has published ‘Project INTEGRATE: Developing a Framework to Guide Design, Implementation and Evaluation of People-centred Integrated Care Processes’. People-centred integrated care is an acknowledged approach to improve the quality and effectiveness of…

  • 6Jun

    Macmillan launches new BSL videos

    Macmillan has added two new entries to its collection of British Sign Language (BSL) videos. One is about treatment for brain tumours and the other is about a serious complication of chemotherapy called neutropenic sepsis. They contain personal stories and information from healthcare professionals. The new videos join the charity’s other content for BSL users living with…

  • 6Jun

    Making a website autism friendly

    In this blog, Dafydd Henke-Reed discusses what technology he uses and offers advice on how organisations can make their websites autism friendly. The autistic accessibility and usability consultant for AbilityNet offers advice on being minimal, consistent, well-structured and using colours intelligently to create autism-friendly websites. He also discusses digital communication preferences, self service and productivity apps. abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs

  • 6Jun

    Extra £5 million to improve care for people with a learning disability

    The NHS has announced an additional £5 million will fund reviews to improve care for people with a learning disability and committed to renewed national action to tackle serious conditions. Thousands more reviews will be carried out over the next 12 months, driving local improvements in a bid to help save and improve lives. Following…

  • 6Jun

    Digital inclusion for health and social care

    NHS Digital has published a guide to help healthcare providers, commissioners and designers create products and services which are inclusive and accessible to all users. The guide is aimed at local health and care organisations to help them take practical steps to support digital inclusion in their communities. It is intended to help organisations understand what digital…

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