Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides
DUK: Every child & young person with diabetes in England can expect an improvement in their level of care from last Monday, as a landmark funding agreement for paediatric diabetes services comes in to force. Set by leading paediatric doctors, nurses & commissioners, and working in partnership with NHS Diabetes, the Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes sets out 13 mandatory care standards for paediatric diabetes service teams to meet.
JRF: A new report published recently by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows how neighbourhoods are the key focus for the Coalition's Localism policies to devolve control over services, assets & decision-making to citizens, and to create a 'Big Society'.
This report offers lessons for local authorities, neighbourhood practitioners and communities, drawing on direct experience from practitioners in Bradford, and many other places.
BHF: Someone who has had a cardiac arrest but who can’t be helped with a defibrillator is more likely to survive if given Hands-only CPR, researchers say. American guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) changed several years ago and now recommend Hands-only CPR – which means uninterrupted & continuous chest compressions.
It was shown that after the change in guidelines there were improved survival rates among cardiac arrest patients who could have their heart successfully shocked with a defibrillator. Now, new research from America shows Hands-only CPR can also increase survival rates for cardiac arrest victims who don’t initially respond to a defibrillator.
SE: New guidance has been issued to help sports clubs deal with the hosepipe ban, which came into force in many parts of the country last week. Around 4 out of 10 outdoor sports pitches in England will be affected by the restrictions. With water crucial to maintaining the quality and safe performance of many outdoor surfaces, governing bodies of sports have come together with Sport England to develop the advice.