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Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

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Works: 1,229 works in 1,767 publications in 2 languages and 14,098 library holdings
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Classifications: Z678.8.G7, 027.441
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Most widely held works about Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales
 
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Most widely held works by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales
Joint inspection of youth offending teams of England and Wales : report on : Harrow Youth Offending Team by Great Britain( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due for renewal : a report on the library service by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding a place : a review of mental health services for adults : national report by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting the public purse : ensuring probity in local government by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Wigan Pier? : managing local authority museums and art galleries( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What seems to be the matter : communication between hospitals and patients by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report looks at communication with patients, relatives and carers in the acute hospital setting. It considers not only the giving of information, both general and clinical, but also the ways in which information is obtained from patients, either unsolicited (in the form of complaints) or solicited (by techniques such as surveys). In all these areas, patients are experiencing difficulties both with the content of information and with the way that it is given or requested. A common complaint is that there is not enough information. Equally, information often exists, but the quality is poor - it is not clearly written, for example, or it is not what the patients wants. Even when the information is adequate, the way in which it is communicated can diminish its usefulness. Minor changes can lead to improvements in the design and production of information leaflets, and signposting. It is more difficult, but still possible without significant expenditure, to change the way clinical staff work together, and developing guidelines on what to tell patients at each stage in their care, plus rules about recording what they have been told, will improve communication with health professionals
Children first : a study of hospital services( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six main principles of caring for children in hospital are identified: Child and family-centred care, specially skilled staff, separate facilities, effective treatments, appropriate hospitalisation and strategic commissioning. The report looks at each principle in turn, identifying the barriers in the way of achieving good practice and suggesting means of overcoming them. Children have special health care needs because they are physically and emotionally different from their parents. The root cause of hospitals failing to apply the principles is often a lack of attention of many clinicians, managers and other staff to these special needs of children's families. Some additional expenditures may be needed to take advantage of developments in methods of care, but it can often be found from abandoning inefficient and obsolete practices. The outcomes of many treatments for which children are admitted to hospital are not routinely monitored. The report illustrates this using the management of glue ear and intensive care of newborn babies. Guidelines are recommended for monitoring outcomes for these services, which should be implemented in all hospitals
Getting the act together : provision for pupils with special educational needs : a management handbook for schools and local education authorities by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community care : managing the cascade of change by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What the doctor ordered : a study of GP fundholders in England and Wales by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctors' tale : the work of hospital doctors in England and Wales by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short cut to better services : day surgery in England and Wales( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misspent youth ... : young people and crime by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying in wait : the use of medical beds in acute hospitals by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The average number of in-patients treated over the course of a year in each acute hospital bed (the "throughput") increased by almost 60 % between 1974 and 1988-89. This increased efficiency enabled more admissions to hospital (a rise of 23% over the period) while the number of beds has fallen. Yet there are still large variations between districts, both in the availability of beds and in the efficiency with which they are used. This suggests that further improvements are possible. Wide variations in the patient throughput cannot be explained entirely by differences in the age or case-mix of the patients treated. Inefficiencies in clinical and hospital management are important contributory factors. There are problems in five areas: Admission, placement, stay, discharge, bed availability and management. A package of solutions to be implemented by clinicians and managers aims to address this task. These management actions should take place within an environment in which the availability of beds is closely matched to the expected patient workload. With the advent of the purchaser/provider split under the NHS reforms, beds are no longer a strategic resource to be determined centrally. They should be used flexibly at a local level in response to workload
A prescription for improvement : towards more rational prescribing in general practice by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United they stand : co-ordinating care for elderly patients with hip fracture by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting to five : education of children under five by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeward bound : a new course for community health by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

District health authorities provide a range of community health services which, in conjunction with services provided by family health services au- thorities (FHSAs), meet the health care needs of people living at home. The main users are children, elderly people and people with physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems. Increasing attention is being given to supporting carers as well as the users themselves. This lack of overall management control has resulted in a patchwork service. There are significant variations between areas in grade and skill mix and how staff use their time. A lack of case-load and other management information systems too often leaves frontline staff unsupervised and unsupported. Many authorities recognise these difficulties and are now introducing new ways of working. Such initiatives require clear leadership, with authorities clarifying their goals and working with other agencies to identify needs
First class delivery : a national survey of women's views of maternity care by Jo Garcia( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their health, your business : the new rôle of the District Health Authority by Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What seems to be the matter : communication between hospitals and patients
Alternative Names

controlled identityAudit Commission for Local Authorities in England and Wales

controlled identityGreat Britain. Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection

controlled identityWales Audit Office

Audit Commission

Audit commission for local authorities and the National health service in England and Wales

Audit commission for local authorities in England and Wales

Audit Commission (Great Britain)

AUDIT Commission (London)

Comisiwn Archwilio ar gyfer Awdurdodau Lleol a'r Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol yng Nghymru a Lloegr

Grande-Bretagne Audit commission for local authorities and the National health service in England and Wales

Great Britain Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

Großbritannien Audit Commission

Großbritannien Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

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English (125)

Welsh (1)

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What seems to be the matter : communication between hospitals and patientsCommunity care : managing the cascade of changeThe doctors' tale : the work of hospital doctors in England and WalesMisspent youth ... : young people and crime