Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides
BHF: A new guide on how to design rehabilitation programmes for heart patients means there’s now no excuse for commissioners who fail to ensure these vital services are provided, the British Heart Foundation say. The good practice guide, from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, aims to help commissioners design quality cardiac rehabilitation schemes, which are proven to reduce deaths and help prevent costly hospital and help prevent costly hospital readmissions.
DCMS: The UK’s biggest internet service providers (ISPs) have pledged to better inform & educate parents about controlling access to material on the internet. BT, Sky, TalkTalk & Virgin Media have published a Code of Practice developed from talks between ISPs, Government, NGOs and parents’ and children’s groups. It follows a recommendation in the Bailey Review that ISPs should make it easier for parents to block access to adult and age-restricted content.
DSA: A new framework setting out the key competences expected of driving instructors & motorcycle trainers has been published by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). The National Driver/Rider Training Standard(tm) sets out the skills, knowledge & understanding required to deliver driver & rider training programmes for cars, light vans and motorcycles, both before & after a candidate has passed their test.