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  • 20Apr

    Primary and Secondary Care Interface: New leaflet for patients

    Good organisation of care across the interface between general practice and secondary care providers is crucial in ensuring that patients receive high-quality care and in making the best use of clinical time and NHS resources in both settings. This briefing document describes the key national requirements which clinicians and managers across the NHS need to…

  • 19Apr

    Blog: Person-centred primary care

    Don Redding, Director of Policy, National Voices, explains why the new Shared View of Quality in General Practice framework is a significant step towards enabling person-centred approaches in primary care. A new framework document published by a little-known programme board may quietly represent a significant step forward for person-centred primary care. The ‘Shared View of Quality…

  • 19Apr

    Using IBM Watson cognitive technology to enhance the patient experience

    Coming into hospital can be daunting, particularly when the patient is a child. At the specialist Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, a focus on cognitive computing is helping to address that – supporting the creation of a hospital which can effectively think and feel, and providing the foundations for greater use of cognitive methods…

  • 19Apr

    Creating a plain language summary

    The Sharing Science program understands that scientists are technical writers who are used to talking in a language that we and our peers understand, and within the scientific environment, such a method of correspondence (usually) works out well. However, the scientific climate is shifting such that tailoring your message solely to your peers is unlikely to get your…

  • 19Apr

    NHS Widening Digital Participation — a year in review

    Here are excerpts from a summary from the Good Things Foundation: We have come the end of the 1st year of our Widening Digital Participation programme and here are some things that we have achieved (and lessons we have learnt) Let’s start with numbers….. everyone loves numbers so here we go; 104,000 people supported and engaged Active in 13 pathfinders (2 Evaluation, 6 Live and 5 in…

  • 19Apr

    Blog: When help doesn’t really help

    This Blog is written by Esther Flanagan for Nesta: Many public services assume that giving advice and solutions to people is enough to make a difference, but we know that a ‘fix it’ style approach is often unhelpful and can actually result in the opposite effect – inaction. People tend not to follow advice unless it feels relevant…

  • 19Apr

    Real-World Implementation of Video Outpatient Consultations at Macro, Meso, and Micro Levels: Mixed-Method Study

    This article is from JMIR: There is much interest in virtual consultations using video technology. Randomized controlled trials have shown video consultations to be acceptable, safe, and effective in selected conditions and circumstances. However, this model has rarely been mainstreamed and sustained in real-world settings. The study sought to (1) define good practice and inform…

  • 19Apr

    TIPS: Making Numbers Make Sense

    Health information is filled with numbers. This includes concepts of quantity, time, and risk. But many people struggle to understand such numbers. This month’s Health Literacy How-To Tip from Health Literacy Consulting has ways to communicate numbers that can help others better understand. Some how-to tips also have links for you to listen and learn more. Quantity: Confirm which measurement system to use,…

  • 12Apr

    College takes the lead in advising patients on online consultation safety

    The Royal College of GPs has published a list of questions for patients, GPs and commissioners to consider before using or utilising online general practice services. Will they see me whatever my health problem, or exclude me if I have complex health needs? Will they have access to my full medical record, so that they…

  • 12Apr

    Connecting the Unconnected – Launch of Medical and Health Internet-in-a-Box

    This launch news was published in  Healthcare Information For All (HIFA)’s newsletter: Wiki Project Med Foundation, Internet-in-a-Box, HealthPhone and Children for Health are excited to announce the launch of an offline distribution system that they have developed for delivering life-saving medical and healthcare information to those in need. Healthcare information is the essential starting point…

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