Blog tagged as: Patient experience

David Oliver
26 May 2016 | Comments: 3

https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Discharging-older-patients-from-hospital.pdfDavid Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report published today, and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.

13 May 2016 | Comments: 2

As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.

5 May 2016 | Comments: 5

Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.

20 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care.

Ruth Robertson
31 March 2016 | Comments: 4

Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.

Guest blog
9 March 2016 | Comments: 5

In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.

David Oliver
10 February 2016 | Comments: 4

Ahead of our upcoming conference on delivering integrated care for older people with frailty, David Oliver reflects on the current challenges and opportunities.

Shilpa Ross
11 January 2016 | Comments: 7

Shilpa Ross considers how, at a challenging time for the NHS, we can create compassionate cultures for patients and staff alike.

21 December 2015 | Comments: 5

David Maguire discusses the issues surrounding premature discharge or people leaving hospital too soon and the effect this may have on re-admission rates.

10 December 2015 | Comments: 6

Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall.

7 December 2015

Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients’ interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion?

Becky Seale
29 October 2015 | Comments: 9

Becky Seale shares the story of The King’s Fund’s new and still emerging relationship with patients, service users and citizens – how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future.

16 September 2015 | Comments: 1
The coalition government outlined a framework for a network of local Healthwatch organisations, with the aim of creating a credible, representative and influential public voice in the system. So how have these organisations been developing?
19 June 2015 | Comments: 3
Will drawing on a whole range of information about care quality take us a bit closer to a meaningful understanding of what care is like in practice?
20 March 2015 | Comments: 4
What is health care like for the 15 million people living with long-term conditions in England? Today 10 leading patient charities (known collectively as The Richmond Group) are publishing their assessment of the state of health care from the perspective of the people they represent.
18 February 2015 | Comments: 13
‘Implementing the Forward View’ is often synonymous with ‘establishing multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems’. But this risks leaving behind the more radical chapter of the Forward View – chapter two, on engaging patients and communities.
10 February 2015 | Comments: 3
The National Quality Board have recently published a new report, Improving experiences of care. Importantly, it provides eight statements that form a jointly agreed definition of what a good experience of care should look like.
David Oliver
3 February 2015 | Comments: 4
What does the future hold for the care and support of people living with dementia? David Oliver shares his thoughts.
20 November 2014 | Comments: 2
The case for change is clear; a system that listens to patients and enables them to achieve what they want to achieve in their health and wellbeing would improve outcomes and save money. But such systems still exist only in pockets around the country.

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