Amongst other items in this weeks news we have a report on the establishment of a new Department of Health organisation, the Independent Patient Safety Investigation Service (IPSIS) and a call for an additional £1billion of NHS funding to address the reported deficits, for more on these and other items, please go here
Please find below this weeks news from The Patients Association, please be aware there was not a Weekly News published last week.
This weeks contains items on patients safety, the over prescribing of antibiotics and much more, here
Loads of dates for the diaries plus patients are asked to share their views on major hip and knee surgery………………
As ever there are a variety of articles on this weeks NHS Networks News Summary, ranging from Dementia, the Future of Primary Care to the Friends & Family test data, the full Summary follows below………..
To make it easier to review, please click the “Pop-Out” button in the top right hand corner of the window below, you can also print it off from this area if this makes life any easier
Here is the latest Newsflash from the Shropshire Health & Wellbeing Board, we even get a mention in this one!
Read on for updates on:
• Update from NHS Future Fit
• Market Drayton Dementia Day
• Young Health Champions produce GP leaflet for young people
• Updates from our partners – VCSA and Shropshire Patients Groups
• 10 ways to look after your mental health – Mental Health Foundation
It can on occasions take a little while to download, hopefully it is worth waiting for…………..
The wait for NHS operations getting longer and longer “It’s crunch time” say the Patients Association.
GP practices to be provided with financial incentives not to refer patients to hospital?
Read the details of these plus much more here
Please find below the latest E -News from the Shropshire Health & Wellbeing Board, there may be a slight delay in it appearing so please be patient.
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Jeremy Hunt offers GP’s deal in return for Seven-Day Week
The Health Secretary says an extra 10,000 doctors and practice nurses will be recruited if GP’s sign up to seven-day opening,
For more on this and other interesting topics, please go to here
Some of you may be interested in a new initiative the Patients Association have launched ……………….
PA Complaints Project
On behalf of NHS England the Patients Association is undertaking an evaluation on complaints handling in primary care. This will help identify best practice and look to identify what support and training in complaints management would be beneficial to general practice, particularly around improving the process and in achieving positive outcomes for all parties.
Complaints are a great opportunity for learning and improvement, and although there has been much significant focus on complaints handling in secondary care, we want to hear from primary care about how GP practices are currently managing their complaints and what support they need to help them make the process easier for patients and be able to use the learning from complaints in their practice.
GP practices can take part via our online survey by clicking on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2JRKXK3
More news from the Patients Association can be found here