Service standards for specialist paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional support
Friday, 01 July 2016 09:38
New key service standards aim to reduce variations in care and improve the health outcomes and quality of care for infants, children and young people (ICYP) with gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional disorders. We are now seeking examples of models and methods.
RCPCH and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) are collaborating to develop the standards.
These aim to:
- provide equity and quality of care for ICYP using gastroenterology and hepatology services and their parents and carers
- inform commissioners / service planners and providers in designing and developing services
- be used by inspectorates/regulators in inspecting services (including the Care Quality Commission)
- ensure a smooth transition for children transitioning to adult specialist services
- promote improved understandings of the interface between secondary and tertiary care.
The ultimate aim is to support the provision of high quality care as close to home as possible in networks and provide clarity for service providers and commissioners/service planners.
Call for evidence
We want to hear about your methods and innovative service models which have promoted equity and quality of care to patients. Your examples will help us progress to a managed clinical network.
IBD audit transition to IBD Registry
Friday, 01 July 2016 09:21
At the BSG annual meeting in Liverpool last week outgoing president Ian Forgacs praised the leaders of IBD Registry and called for all IBD teams in the UK to participate in the new programme for data capture and quality improvement using the IBD Registry.
This new programme is still on the quality accounts list and the national clinical audit and patient outcomes programme (NCAPOP) in England. The aim for the transition year is to report on 6 quality indicators for patients newly started on a biological therapy. This focus will enable the UK IBD clinical community to build the largest biologics registry in the world.
What to do next
If you haven't already done so, please register to be part of the programme using the form at http://ibdregistry.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Registration-Form-for-participating-in-the-IBD-Registry2.pdf.
You can participate using the data entry system that best meets your local needs and arrangements are slightly different in different parts of the UK. If you opt to use the web tool you'll be sent a starter pack once we've received your registration form.
|Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales||Web Tool||We are awaiting permission for data to flow across NHS England's N3 secure network. Once this is confirmed the IBD programme team will issue registered sites with web tool starter packs|
July data submission
Chair sought for the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG)
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:14
The Royal College of Physicians invites application from persons interested in taking up the role of Chair, for the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG).
The JAG is a multi-stakeholder body hosted at the Royal College of Physicians, and provides UK-wide support for endoscopy services to ensure that they have the skills, resources and motivation necessary to provide the highest quality of patient-centred care.
The Chair provides the leadership, direction and strategy for the JAG. The Chair will be expected to maintain and enhance the national and international reputation of the JAG and to ensure its proper governance. The Chair will ensure that patients and all relevant stakeholder bodies and professions are represented on the JAG Committee and are able to contribute to the development of the JAG.
The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a further two years by agreement and will be remunerated on a sessional basis of one PA per week, in line with national consultant pay rates.
Obesity Health Alliance Website Goes Live
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:23
The new Obesity Health Alliance website has now gone live. The goal of the Obesity Health Alliance is to prevent obesity-related ill-health by addressing the influences that lead to excess bodyweight throughout life. They bring together a range of leading organisations with expertise in tackling overweight and obesity. The Obesity Health Alliance was formed in 2015. They support policy-making to tackle the social, economic and cultural factors that contribute to obesity and the inequalities in health caused by obesity.
They have also launched a new Twitter account: @OHA_updates
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