Tuesday, 29 July 2014

RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach: a guide to policy engagement and influence

"ROMA is an approach to improving your policy engagement processes, to influence change. It comprises a suite of tools that any organisation can use at any stage in their policy engagement process" 

ROMA: a guide to policy engagement and influence
Research and Policy in Development
Overseas Development Institute
2014

Find out more and access the guide here.

No more leaving it to chance: how to take charge of improvement

"Looking back on her time and experience in the NHS, Janet Williamson offers advice on how best to effectively lead healthcare improvement work and take ‘luck’ out of the equation."

No more leaving it to chance: how to take charge of improvement
J Williamson
Health Service Journal
July 2014

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Implementing medication reconciliation from the planner's perspective

"Medication reconciliation can reduce adverse events associated with prescribing errors at transitions between sites of care."

Implementing medication reconciliation from the planner's perspective: a qualitative study
SH Sanchez, SS Sethi, SL Santos, K Boockvar
BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:290

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Commissioning for quality: views from commissioners

"This resource seeks to provide support to commissioners in terms of their responsibilities for quality – CCGs and NHS England commissioners. It should be read alongside the ‘How to’ guide developed by the Quality Working Group on setting and delivering ambitions for improving outcomes as part of five year strategic planning."

Commissioning for quality: views from commissioners
NHS Commissioning Assembly
July 2014

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Monday, 28 July 2014

NHS Commissioning Board Annual Report & Accounts 2013–14

"This annual report describes NHS England’s first full year of operation. It highlights the substantial work required to establish a new commissioning system for England from 1st April 2013."

National Health Service Commissioning Board 
Annual Report & Accounts 2013–14
NHS England

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Sport and Exercise Medicine: A Fresh Approach in Practice

"The diverse range of sport and exercise services in this document highlights the opportunities to commission new services to positively improve health and health economics in the NHS." 

Sport and Exercise Medicine: A Fresh Approach in Practice: a National Health Service information document
Weiler R, Jones N et al.
Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
July 2014

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NHS 111 Commissioning Standards

"This document sets out the Commissioning Standards for the NHS 111 service in England which has been jointly developed between CCGs and NHS England." 

NHS 111 Commissioning Standards
NHS England
June 2014

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