This Framework aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with a learning disability, their carers and families, by promoting social inclusion, reducing inequalities in health and social wellbeing and improving the quality of health and social care services, especially supporting those most vulnerable in our society.
Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Commissioning Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
This practical guide is designed to support Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), with Local Authorities and Learning Disability Partnership Boards, to commission health services in ways that achieve better health outcomes for people with learning disabilities in a challenging financial climate.
This report summarises the findings of investigations into ten deaths from sepsis which have deemed to be avoidable. It highlights clinical and organisational issues in detail which contributed to the failure of care in each of the ten deaths. The report then goes on to discuss themes across all of these deaths and sets out recommendations and quality standards for safe sepsis care.
Every year around 294,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer and around 155,000 will die from the disease. It is the leading cause of mortality in people under the age of 75.
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) began a programme of work in 2007 to improve patient safety in cancer. The programme consists of three main areas: radiotherapy, chemotherapy and delayed diagnosis.
This guidance document provides an overview of the issues that need to be considered when designing transition services and also specific frameworks for working with young people in the early, middle and late phases of adolescence. It also includes the RCN clinical pathway for adolescent transition.
This report is based on interviewing 180 patients and families about their experience of transition to adult care. It includes key messages for commissioners about listening to young people and their families, following existing guidance, involving GPs earlier and recognising this as a key developmental phase.
This page outlines the national Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Programme for England. It outlines commissioning pathways and other clinical networks and the establishment of local and national data collection.
The programme also aims to develop sustainable clinical tools, information and levers and prioritise patient empowerment. These will be made available from this website.
This toolkit contains guidance for commissioners to assist them in commissioning high quality VTE services. It includes a summary of requirements for a VTE prevention service across the patient pathway and highlights priorities for service improvement.