Clinical News

Management of acute and chronic GI problems arising as a result of treatment for cancer

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:10

The BSG and NCSI wish to encourage and support a range of local initiatives to adopt the BSG guidance on the management of acute and chronic GI problems arising as a result of treatment for cancer.

A newly updated resource pack is intended to provide gastroenterology and oncology teams with advice and links to practical materials and support from Macmillan Cancer Support, to help develop a whole pathway approach to managing gastrointestinal and other effects of cancer treatments.

The resource pack is available for download below and now provides a link to the Optimising Radiotherapy Bowel Injury Therapy (ORBIT) study.

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Diagnostic data linked with hospital statistics to improve understanding of care pathways

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:24

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published data this month that links the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) with the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). This information will help identify trends and variation in patient outcomes, and thereby enable a much deeper understanding of the care pathway.

A statistical publication of a sample of linked HES-DID data will be published on 2 October 2013. This will include analysis to demonstrate how the data can be used to analyse patient pathways and outcomes for patients undergoing specific imaging, or to understand the imaging events leading up to a particular diagnosis or procedure.


Seven-day services work steps up pace

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:20

The NHS Services Seven Days a Week Forum is preparing to report its findings later in the Autumn. The forum, whose remit is to consider seven day a week provision in urgent and emergency care and diagnostics, has already gathered for a major stakeholder event to review progress across the Forum’s five workstreams. Seven day services was also a major part of NHS England’s first AGM.


Cross-government antimicrobial resistance strategy published

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:12

A five-year cross-government strategy has been published to manage the increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

It aims to slow the development and spread of AMR by focusing activities around three strategic aims:

  • improve the knowledge and understanding of AMR
  • conserve and steward the effectiveness of existing treatments
  • stimulate the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics and novel therapies

The strategy also provides £4million to set up a new NIHR Health Protection Research Unit which will focus on AMR and healthcare associated infections and a themed research call to encourage AMR research across a range of areas.


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