RQIA conducted unannounced inspections at Northern Ireland's 11 acute hospitals, speaking to over 350 patients and their relatives, observing practice and reviewing patients' notes. This review makes 14 regional recommendations across the areas to improve the quality of care for older people in Northern Ireland's hospitals.
This report focuses on work to identify frailty in 4 locations in Scotland. The purpose is to describe what is happening in each location, reflect on the factors that have helped make their approaches successful, identify any obstacles the teams encountered and draw out key principles.
This step-by-step guide for healthcare professionals supports them to lead improvements to implement venous thromboembolism prevention. It includes background reading, talking points for stakeholders, suggested metrics and a framework for improvement and interventions. Supported by a webinar and powerpoint slideset it is a wide-ranging resource for healthcare professionals globally working in this area.
This report summarises research into VTE prevention activities across over 80 hospitals and other stakeholders in Australia. It collates the evidence gathered into recommendations for health professionals, organisations, commissioners and policy makers to consider when designing VTE prevention programmes.