ViewPoint@_HSMCentre In 'ViewPoint@HSMCentre' ViewPoint@_HSMCentre Back to 'News' Getting Hospital Boards on Board with Patient Safety DescriptionRecent high-profile reports and inquiries into serious failings in care raise concerns over the ability of trust boards to discharge these duties effectively. Against this background, a new report provides empirical evidence on the associations between board governance, patient safety processes and patient-centred outcomes.Date:Wednesday 20th April 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences The curious incident of the Chief Executives in the night time DescriptionWith the launch last week of NHS Improvement – the new regulator of healthcare providers - my thoughts have turned to regulation and inspection in terms of the value they add to a system.Date:Monday 4th April 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences A new fast-track discharge fund: The solution to delayed discharge? DescriptionResPublica launched Care After Cure: Creating a Fast Track Pathway from Hospitals to Homes on 1 March. In the report they outline the increasing strain the NHS is under, particularly its acute hospitals.Date:Tuesday 15th March 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist DescriptionImagine we're playing a game of word association and I said the words GP receptionist – what words would spring into mind - and I want you to be honest! …Dragon behind the desk? Caring? Unhelpful? Contentious? Unfriendly? Trustworthy? Obstructive? Helpful? Jobsworth? Hardworking?Date:Tuesday 8th March 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people DescriptionThe NHS faces unprecedented challenges, and the capacity and funding concerns faced by acute care in particular are constantly in the news. At the front-line, the pressures are intense. Faced with growing need and demand on the one hand, and sustained funding problems on the other, the longstanding issue of how best to make use of scarce, expensive resources like acute hospital beds remains as crucial as ever.Date:Tuesday 16th February 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation DescriptionReaction to the Carter Review of hospital productivity has been somewhat guarded. Jennifer Dixon from the Health Foundation describes the report's recommendations as 'a positive step' which nevertheless represents merely the 'tip of the iceberg'.Date:Monday 15th February 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning? DescriptionThe 2016/17-2020/21 planning guidance for the NHS came out just before Christmas. It has been fascinating to hear again the term 'planning guidance', something of a throwback to the pre-Lansley days when the NHS was a more integrated and managed whole.Date:Monday 1st February 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Here's a good idea; you should do it too - why spreading innovation is difficult DescriptionWhen finances get tight, a major irony usually occurs. To make the most of scarce resources, we start to ask ourselves more searching questions about how to make sure that best practice is embedded in everyday practice (if one area can do something really well, then can't the next area?).Date:Monday 23rd November 2015Categories: Research, Social Sciences Displaying 1 to 8 of 90 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next HSMC News Tweets by @_HSMCentre Browser does not support script.