IBD Patient Care Viewed Positively
Monday, 30 April 2012 10:06
12 April 2012More than 90% of over 2000 IBD patients (adult and paediatric) who participated in a survey of their UK-hospital experience felt their care was good, very good or excellent. Although overall satisfaction was high, pain relief and nutrition were highlighted as areas for improvement. Key recommendations included specialist training for members of multidisciplinary teams working with IBD patients and improved documentation of dietary needs and hospital-discharge-related information for patients. The full IBD Inpatient Report was based on the HQIP survey that was carried out on behalf of the UK IBD Audit Steering Group by the RCP's Clinical Evaluation and Effectiveness Unit.
RCP Tools for Auditing Patient Records
Monday, 30 April 2012 09:53
11 April 2012
The RCP's Health Informatics Unit (HIU) has developed three tools for auditing patient records against the HIU standards covering generic record-keeping standards, standards for admission clerking and discharge summaries. More information about the 3 tools can be found at HIU Tools for Record Keeping. Clinical records are fundamental to the quality and safety of patient care. There is abundant reported evidence of poor clinical records and they are a frequent factor in clinical incidents; improvements in written clinical notes through application of agreed standards should help to improve patient safety and quality of care.
NCAS: Additional Assessors Required
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 09:50
The National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) requires Consultant Gastroenterologists to perform clinical assessments. The time commitment for this role will be 7.5 days and includes an initial briefing (1 day), the visit itself (4 days), report writing (2 days) andd follow-up activites (0.5 days).
Applications from members who have experience of acting as assessors, reviewers, investigators or appraisers (e.g. RCP Rapid Response Team or RCP examiners) will be treated with preference.
- NCAS information sheet [ 145 kb ]
HQIP Patient Network Opportunity
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:16
9 March 2012
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