Friday, 27 March 2015

Compliance of monitoring side effects of medication in the treatment of ADHD

"The audit was carried out to determine compliance of monitoring side effects of medication in the treatment of ADHD/ADD in children and young people as recommended by NICE Clinical Guideline 72. The audit was deemed necessary to provide a basis on which to carry out future audits and to improve the service."

To determine compliance of monitoring side effects of medication in the treatment of ADHD in children and young people as recommended by NICE CG72
NICE Shared Learning example
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
March 2015

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NICER Guidance: fostering an organisational culture of evidence-based decision making

"Our objectives were to ensure that the concept and practice of evidence-based decision making was widely understood and adopted in our commissioning and de-commissioning decisions, project start-up business cases and individual funding request evaluations."

NICER Guidance: fostering an organisational culture of evidence-based decision making
Organisation: Suffolk County Council
NICE Shared Learning example
March 2015

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Management of Urinary Incontinence in females

"The community continence team and Gynaecologists at RCHT therefore worked together and developed an 'easy step' referral pathway for women with symptoms of UI [urinary incontinence]. This has been in use now and has now ensured a more streamlined and easy to follow guidance pathway. Overall, this has improved patient satisfaction and has improved appropriate referrals to the secondary care service thus saving costs."

Management of Urinary Incontinence in females: Are we really NICE?
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
NICE Shared Learning example
March 2015

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Stopping perioperative antibiotics for post-tonsillectomy morbidity

"Considering the implications for development of antibiotic resistance with increased antibiotic use and the lack of clinical benefits demonstrated by this review, routine perioperative antibiotic prescription for tonsillectomy is not recommended."

Stopping perioperative antibiotics for post-tonsillectomy morbidity: QIPP Case Study
Quality and productivity collection examples
The UK Cochrane Centre and NICE
March 2015

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NICE Guideline: Depression in children and young people

The NICE guideline for depression in children and young people has been updated, with a number of changes to the recommendations for safe and effective antidepressant use.

Depression in children and young people: Identification and management in primary, community and secondary care
NICE guidelines [CG28]
March 2015

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Safer fluid prescribing

"The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) released new fluid guidelines following data suggesting 20% of patients receiving fluids suffer adversely (2013). This quality improvement group assessed fluid prescribing in a tertiary teaching centre and introduced a new fluid- prescribing chart to align practice with NICE recommendations."

Safer fluid prescribing at North Bristol Trust: Bringing practice in line with NICE Guidance with a redesign of the fluid prescription chart
J Andersson et al.
BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2015;4: doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u203816.w1911

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Are people waiting longer for health care?

"This overview considers the performance of the NHS in England in providing timely access to health care during the current parliament. We look at available data on waiting time targets across key services, including accident and emergency (A&E), ambulances, cancer treatment, secondary care and primary care."

Are people waiting longer for health care?
T Gardner
The Health Foundation
March 2015

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