Tuesday, 29 April 2008
New Publications, Reports and Statistics
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Posted by Andy
Choice at end of life
The Kings Fund has published 'Improving choice at end of life'. This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the impact and costs of new services as part of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme, whichwas launched in 2004. http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/media/dying_patients_given.html
Environments for care at end of life
The King's Fund has published 'Improving environments for care at end ofl ife: lessons from eight UK pilot programmes'. http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/kings_fund_publications/care_at_end_of_life.html
Clostridium difficile and MRSA infection figures
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has published the latest quarterly Clostridium difficile and MRSA infection figures. The figures on MRSA bloodstream infections show that there were 1,087 cases reported inEngland during the October to December quarter of 2007.
BBC News report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7364509.stm
Key population and vital statistics report
The annual Key Population and Vital Statistics 2006 report published by the Office for National Statistics, provides data on resident population, births, maternities, deaths, mortality and migration forlocal administrative areas and health areas throughout the United Kingdom, together with explanatory material and illustrative maps.
Guidance for R&D annual reports 2008
The Department of Health has published 'Guidance for R&D annual reports 2008'. An annual report is required from all recipients of Transitional R&D Funding. This guidance will help organisations in receipt of Transitional R&D funding to write their annual report and improve thedata returned. Completed reports should be submitted by noon, Tuesday 1July 2008.
The National Service Framework for diabetes
Diabetes UK have published a report 'The National ServiceFramework (NSF) for diabetes: five years on...are we half way there?'.