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National trends in emergency readmission rates: a longitudinal analysis of administrative data for England between 2006 and 2016

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13 August 2018

Objective To assess trends in 30-day emergency readmission rates across England over one decade. Design Retrospective study design. Setting 150 non-specialist hospital trusts in England. ...

Clinical–insurer engagement to improve maternity safety in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Australia

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13 August 2018

Objective To explore different models of clinical–insurer engagement around maternity safety and to understand how state insurers could and should engage with clinical staff to improve outcomes a...

Measurement and monitoring of safety: impact and challenges of putting a conceptual framework into practice

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13 August 2018

Background The Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Framework provides a conceptual model to guide organisations in assessing safety. The Health Foundation funded a large-scale programme to assess the...

Use of age-specific hospital catchment populations to investigate geographical variation in inpatient admissions for children and young people in England

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13 August 2018

Objectives To develop a method for calculating age-specific hospital catchment populations (HCPs) for children and young people (CYP) in England. To show how these methods allow geographical variation...

New materials on kidney disease for clinicians

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17 January 2013

One of our Closing the Gap projects has produced a new set of materials for clinicians on the subject of kidney disease. Coordinated by Kidney Research UK, the ENABLE–CKD project aims to improve th...

New online tool to improve perineal repair

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6 March 2013

A joint project by the Universities of Birmingham and Staffordshire, funded by our Shine programme, has developed a new online training package to assist midwives and obstetricians carry out medical p...

The Health Foundation calls for a statutory duty of candour

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22 March 2013

Part of being accountable to patients is being open when things go wrong and it will be important to ensure that a duty of candour is carefully implemented and embedded in culturally and at all levels...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt commends innovative Shine project

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27 March 2013

An innovative project that used Skype for follow-up outpatient appointments with diabetic patients has been commended by Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, in a speech on innovation. At the...

Nursing a safer future supplement launched in today’s Nursing Times

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3 July 2013

The Health Foundation has launched a new supplement today in the Nursing Times that explores how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety. The supplement, Nursing a safer futu...

Nick Barber receives a prestigious lifetime achievement award for his contribution to pharmacy

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9 September 2013

Professor Nick Barber, Director of Research at the Health Foundation has received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) for his contribution to the pharm...

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