This quality standard covers assessment after a fall and preventing further falls (secondary prevention) in older people living in the community and during a hospital stay. Secondary prevention focuses on interventions targeted at older people with a history of falls. Older people are those aged 65 years and over.
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 article sets out the background to offender health care in the UK and explains how the commissioning of services in England is structured.
It looks at patient safety issues related to commissioning, such as poor attendance at partnership boards, and lack of capability and capacity in clinical commissioning groups.
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.
Improving Patient Safety in Nursing Homes: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US has put together a compilation of a wide variety of resources for use in improving patient safety in nursing homes. This document would be a useful starting point for individuals or teams researching in this area.
Improving healthcare support in care homes - South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This good practice case study describes the development and commissioning of an innovative healthcare model in nursing homes in South Manchester. The initiative has shown improved outcomes and could be a useful example for those considering a similar approach.