The NHS would appear to be suffering an in-flight emergency. It is locked on auto-pilot. The cabin crew are unsure what to do. A few are close to panic. The nature of the problem is unclear. The causes indeterminate. No one was trained for this. Cabin crew announcements become more insistent and louder by the … Continue reading Our NHS: If there is a patient on board could they please make themselves known to the cabin crew
Actually that's not quite true because, as is not uncommon with these things, the evidence session I attended today was more of a discussion, and a very good one it was too. But I did more or less cover the following points. At the end we were asked to express one wish about what happens … Continue reading My key points to the ‘Caldicott 2’ Review of Information Governance earlier today
I hadn't seen this before...no doubt I am one of the last, as usual. It is an article by Dr Ian Wilkinson, the accountable officer for Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which appeared in Pulse magazine. He describes their approach to public involvement with particular reference to the establishment of a 'Fairness Commission.' The Commission's report can … Continue reading Oldham CCG’s Fairness Commission – one approach to public involvement in the new NHS
Here are four exceptionally useful guides to ensuring good public and patient involvement and engagement in the new local NHS structures such as Healthwatch, CCGs etc. Get smart about engagement series introduction Engagement for commissioning success Working with lay members and patient representatives Working with LINks and local HealthWatch My sense is that CCGs are … Continue reading Smart guides to public and patient involvement in your local NHS (i.e. Healthwatch, CCGs etc)
Today's report by the General Medical Council about prescribing errors makes salutary reading. If I have one criticism about it, it is that, as far as I can see, the research they commissioned focused on the views of GPs and their immediate colleagues, less so if at all on the patient perspective. Are we hearing only … Continue reading All this talk of prescribing errors reminds me…..
I am not sure what made me think about and look for this report: 'N=1: Why people matter in medicines.' Perhaps it was all the talk last week about the Department of Health's 11th report to parliament on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) - in essence the way in which drug prices are set … Continue reading N=1: Defining medicines development and use from a patient perspective
Doing this remotely so apologies if this doesn't work/come out very well: INVOLVE 2012: Putting people first in research Conference call for presentations is now open Our eighth biennial INVOLVE conference will take place on 13th and 14th November 2012 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. The conference will bring together members of the public, service users, researchers, research … Continue reading Share your experience of public involvement in research: INVOLVE 2012 Conference call for presentations