New licence deal means better access to published information for hospices

May 29, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Publication type: May 2018

In a nutshell: Celia Di Cicco, Librarian and Learning Resources Coordinator at Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey, writes about what the new NHS copyright licence deal will mean for hospices.

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and NHS England have signed a new five year licence agreement which improves access to published content for all NHS England staff and, for the first time, the deal includes hospices delivering NHS-commissioned care. The new deal will enable health workers to reproduce and share essential research and other content from digital and print versions of books, journals and magazines to support the delivery of patient care.

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Some important notes: The licence can be found here

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Pilot scheme helps patients decide where they will die

May 29, 2018

Source: Channel 4 News

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Date of publication:  April 2018

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In a nutshell: Too many patients end their days in hospital, when they would far rather be at home with loved ones.

Now, for the first time, a secure on-line system links patients with GPs, hospitals and even paramedics, so that everyone can instantly see where patients want to go – and whether they want to be resuscitated.

The pilot project in London, called Co-ordinate My Care (CMC) plan, has seen marked changes in where people are dying, and the way in which they die.

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Some important notes: More information on Co-ordinate My Care can be found here


Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket

April 5, 2018

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: March 2018

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In a nutshell: Marie Curie says that the NHS is struggling to cope with A&E admissions of people who are in the last year of their lives. The charity says the situation will hit crisis point if care provided in the community is not significantly improved.  They warn that the significant rise in the number of deaths over the next 20 years means the cost of emergency admissions for people in the last year of life could almost double – costing the NHS an extra £2 billion, and up to 8,000 extra hospital beds could be needed by 2038 – the equivalent of an extra ward in every hospital with a major A&E unit.

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Cicely Saunders Institute produces videos on improving palliative care

April 5, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: March 2018

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In a nutshell: The Cicely Saunders Institute has created a series of videos about their current research project looking at improving palliative healthcare.  Titled C-CHANGE, the project is assessing how to improve patient and carer palliative healthcare by better understanding their needs and complexities.  The videos cover how to support patients’ needs, how C-CHANGE will respond to patients in distress, and the carer’s experience.

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Some important notes:  The videos can be viewed on You Tube


Nine out of 10 nurses witness dying patients stranded in hospital

February 28, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2018

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In a nutshell: A new survey by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie has found that nine out of 10 UK nurses have seen dying patients stranded in hospital as a result of delays in funding. These funds would have otherwise allowed them to be cared for at home or in the community.

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Some important notes: To see the full survey results visit Nursing Standard

 


Isabel Hospice unveils plan to care for more local people

February 28, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2018

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In a nutshell: Isabel Hospice in Hertfordshire has unveiled its five year plan to care for more local people, earlier on in their end of life journey by offering an expanded Living Well with Isabel programme.  Last year 140 people benefited from the Living Well activities and sessions.  By 2022 the hospice plans to increase this to 500 people and will be opening more Living Well Community Hubs across eastern Hertfordshire including community cafes.

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Some important notes: Isabel Hospice’s 5 year strategy can be found here


Integrated care models – deciphering the jargon

February 28, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2018

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In a nutshell: Sue Newton, Hospice UK’s Programme Manager for Commissioning & Strategic Partnership explains the latest terminology associated with integrated care services in England.  The article aims to provide the key facts to help you understand and engage with the discussions about integration that are taking place in your area.

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