• Bexley tackles delayed transfers of care with ‘hospital to home’ service

    8 February 2017

    Bexley is the latest health and care economy to look to a ‘hospital to home’ service to reduce delayed transfers of care.

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  • Meds optimisation pilot wins widespread backing in Bucks

    8 February 2017

    A medicines optimisation project in Buckinghamshire care homes has proved so successful on a range of fronts that it has secured ongoing funding from a “jigsaw” of sources.

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  • NHS Digital publishes data quality maturity index

    25 November 2016

    NHS Digital has published its data quality maturity index (DQMI) for April to June 2016. Default value reporting is now incorporated into the DQMI score, alongside completeness and validity. NHS Digital also plans to engage with providers and commissioners to help support data quality improvement. The DQMI features a section on the data quality of dementia diagnosis. The accompanying interactive web report also allows users to create peer review groupings, enabling commissioners to understand more about their providers’ data quality performance.

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  • Population health clarified

    18 August 2016

    In the first in a series of articles, that PCC will be publishing, Sir Muir Gray explains the concepts driving new thinking and system change in healthcare. He starts by defining what we mean by “population health”.

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  • Clinicians rise to the social media challenge

    3 June 2016

    The challenges of supporting patients to become more resilient and knowledgeable about their condition are difficult to crack – and social media can be part of the problem.

    To address this issue, healthcare teams at Royal Stoke Hospital have started supporting patients by developing self-care videos and Facebook groups where clinicians can provide accurate, valuable, self-care information to patients in a closed environment.

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