Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Coalition for collaborative care: action for long-term conditions

"The Coalition brings together a growing number of people and organisations. These include those wanting to introduce person-centred, collaborative care to their lives and work, as well as those responsible for NHS delivery and development at a national level."

Visit the Coalition for collaborative care website to find out more.

Costs of perinatal mental health problems

"Because the costs of perinatal mental health problems indicate the potential benefits of intervention, even a relatively modest improvement in outcomes as a result of better services would be sufficient to justify the additional spending on value for money grounds"

Costs of perinatal mental health problems
A Bauer, M Parsonage, M Knapp, V Iemmi, B Adelaja
London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Mental Health
October 2014

Read more here.

Simple Telehealth

"This website will help you to address your learning needs about Technology Enabled Care Services (TECs) whether you are a clinician, or commissioner or manager. Consider what competences and capabilities you or the teams you work with need."

Simple Telehealth (Digital Health SOT) 
NHS Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group
2014

Access the website here.

Implementation of multidimensional knowledge translation strategies to improve procedural pain in hospitalized children

"The overall aim of this study was to improve pain assessment and management over time.  Multifaceted, tailored KT [knowlegge management] interventions may be the first step in promoting optimal pain practices; however whether or not they are the answer to sustained improvement is unknown." 

Implementation of multidimensional knowledge translation strategies to improve procedural pain in hospitalized children
BJ Stevens, J Yamada, S Promislow, J Stinson, D Harrison, JC Victor
Implementation Science 2014, 9:120  doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0120-1

Read more here.

Manifestations and implications of uncertainty for improving healthcare systems

"Our analyses have implications for efforts to improve healthcare system performance and patient outcomes. Understanding differences in the ways that uncertainty is manifest in different clinical scenarios will lead to an improved understanding of the types of improvement efforts that will be most likely to be effective."

Manifestations and implications of uncertainty for improving healthcare systems: an analysis of observational and interventional studies grounded in complexity science
LK Leykum et al.
Implementation Science 2014, 9:165  doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0165-1

Read more here.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Commissioning for Value: Developing a More Systematic Approach to Commissioning in Calderdale

"This follow-up report describes progress in Calderdale one year on. The narrative highlights how the Right Care approach can support a CCG to build a sustainable health and social care economy. The CCG has made some of the smaller changes to reduce waste and is now on a journey to deliver large scale transformation across the health and social care system to meet current and future demand "

Commissioning for Value: Developing a More Systematic Approach to Commissioning in Calderdale - One Year On
Right Care Casebook Series
November 2014

Read more here.

Driving Local Change for effective and efficient eye care services

"This guidance brings together the learning from the CEE project and is accompanied by a suite of support tools to assist commissioners, local government partners, Local Eye Health Networks (LEHNs) and partnerships to plan and deliver eyecare services that maximise the best possible outcomes for their local communities."

Driving Local Change for effective and efficient eye care services: Sharing our learning from the Commissioning for Effective and Efficiency (CEE) project
UK Vision Strategy
November 2014

Read more here.