Concept: Anarchy in the U.K.
Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is a serious medical emergency whose pathogenesis is well understood and reviewed in this paper. Summarizing the evidence for its prophylaxis and management, the authors suggest that, in the UK, there is evidence that many patients identified as being at risk of WE currently do not receive appropriate treatment, despite the availability (not universal) of guidelines and protocols.
Studies suggest that increased breastfeeding rates can provide substantial financial savings, but the scale of such savings in the UK is not known.
UK Dementia Strategies prioritise fair access to mental and physical healthcare. We investigated whether there are inequalities by deprivation or gender in healthcare received by people with dementia, and compared healthcare received by people with and without dementia.
There are a lack of reliable data on the epidemiology and associated burden and costs of asthma. We sought to provide the first UK-wide estimates of the epidemiology, healthcare utilisation and costs of asthma.
Heart failure is a common long term condition affecting around 900 000 people in the UK and patients commonly present to primary care. The prognosis of patients with a code of heart failure in their primary care record is unknown.
To determine how ‘overdiagnosis’ is currently conceptualised among adults in the UK in light of previous research, which has found that the term is difficult for the public to understand and awareness is low. This study aimed to add to current debates on healthcare in which overdiagnosis is a prominent issue.
To explore public attitudes towards modifying frequency of mammography screening based on genetic risk.
To examine doctors' experiences of complaints, including which aspects are most stressful. We also investigated how doctors felt complaints processes could be improved.
- Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
- Published about 4 years ago
Good nursing handover is central to the delivery of high-quality care. However, there are no national tools available to audit and benchmark practice standards in this area. Following a review of the literature, evidence-based best practice standards were identified and used by the author to audit nursing handover in one acute NHS trust in the UK. Results of the audit were used to assure quality of care and identify areas for improvement.