Tagged: NHS Improvement

First steps to improve COPD care

NHS Improvement – Lung have produced a practical guide to the key principles for improving COPD. The publication offers hands-on advice to health professionals who provide care and services for COPD patients, as well as a helpful starting point for … Read more → – First steps to improve COPD care

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Enhanced Recovery

Several Royal Colleges and national associations have signed a consensus statement agreeing that “enhanced recovery should be considered as standard practice for most patients undergoing major surgery across a range of procedures and specialties”. The statement outlines that the enhanced … Read more → – Enhanced Recovery

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Fighting the war against stroke – success of the GRASP–AF tool in managing atrial fibrillation (AF)

Almost 2,200 practices are now using GRASP-AF, an audit tool helping GPs to better identify AF patients suitable for anticoagulation treatment. Up to a million people in the UK have AF which causes 12,500 (14 per cent) strokes annually. The … Read more → – Fighting the war against stroke – success of the GRASP–AF tool in managing atrial fibrillation (AF)

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NHS Improvement: new publication to support cardiac rehabilitation services

On 28 May 2012, NHS Improvement launched a new online publication designed to help cardiac rehabilitation (CR) providers and commissioners address issues related to the access, quality and take-up of CR services. Quality, innovation and value in cardiac rehabilitation: commissioning … Read more → – NHS Improvement: new publication to support cardiac rehabilitation services

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News in brief – May 2012

Relevant news to medical directors New short guidance from the GMC – consultation until 13 June 2012 A recent review of Good Medical Practice, the GMC’s core guidance for doctors, revealed a number of areas where further explanatory guidance would … Read more → – News in brief – May 2012

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