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  • 16Aug

    King’s Improvement Science: guide to evaluation resources

    This guide signposts to useful evaluation resources for evaluating health and social care initiatives, including quality improvement projects and programmes. This guide will help you to get a head start on planning your evaluation quickly, instead of spending your time searching for useful or relevant resources. It includes: resources to help you learn about evaluation…

  • 16Aug

    New project aims to understand if AI holds the key to better care in the NHS

    A new partnership between the University of Essex and social enterprise Provide will examine if artificial intelligence (AI) can help the NHS cope with increasing health demands across the UK. The three-year, Innovate UK-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) will look at how technology can help the NHS deal with the increasing demands of the modern…

  • 16Aug

    Improving Consumer Understanding of Medical Text

    Development and Validation of a New SubSimplify Algorithm to Automatically Generate Term Explanations in English and Spanish While health literacy is important for people to maintain good health and manage diseases, medical educational texts are often written beyond the reading level of the average individual. To mitigate this disconnect, text simplification research provides methods to…

  • 16Aug

    Beyond patient centricity – supporting the support network

    Excerpts from an article in Pharmaphorum: Our new patient-centric world has already gone “beyond the pill”, and now it’s going beyond the patient. There’s a growing awareness that we need to look after the friends and family who care for their loved ones when the clinic is closed and pharma has clocked out for the night.…

  • 16Aug

    UK National Screening Committee: information development guidance

    Guidance for the development, production and review of information to support UK population screening programmes. Appendix A: Overview of screening information development (flowchart) This guidance provides the 4 UK countries with best practice in terms of developing public information resources such as leaflets to support the national screening programmes. Their definition of a ‘personal informed choice’…

  • 16Aug

    Always Events®: what have we learned so far?

    Picker has published a report which outlines the key learnings from NHS trusts involved in the scale-up and spread of Always Events. Always Events are aspects of the patient experience that are so important to patients and family members that health care providers must aim to perform them consistently for every individual, every time. Understanding what matters…

  • 16Aug

    GP Patient Survey 2018

    NHS England together with Ipsos MORI, have published the latest Official Statistics from the GP Patient Survey. The survey provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services. Data are weighted by age and gender so that results resemble the eligible registered list population of each practice…

  • 9Aug

    NICE Guidance Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing

    This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and well-being, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires…

  • 9Aug

    New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

    Hundreds of lives will be saved each year under plans to change the law to a new system of consent. The government has outlined plans to implement a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation in order to tackle a shortage of donors. This will mean everyone is considered an organ donor unless…

  • 9Aug

    Digital health as a complementary therapy

    Excerpts from an article in Pharmaphorum: For years, digital health has been heralded as the saviour of health services and the answer to patient engagement. Now the conversation is changing from what technology can do, to what it might need a little help with – and that’s offering the human touch. We are living through a…

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