13 June, 2018
Findings from the 2017 Adult Inpatient Survey – a return to improvement?
Results have been released for the latest Adult Inpatient Survey, now in its 15th year. The results for the 2016 survey made for difficult reading, and whilst there is still room for improvement on aspects of care such as experience around discharge, this year’s results show a return to steady, long-term improvement in a few key aspects of person centred care.
6 June, 2018
Picker collaborates with WHO in mental health research
Picker welcomes the publication of the ‘Mental health, human rights and standards of care’ report, published today (6 June 2018) by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report assesses the quality of care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the WHO European Region. A total of 75 long-term institutions in over 20 countries in the Region were assessed using the WHO QualityRights Toolkit. The findings are a shocking read. Of all the quality ratings made, only a quarter indicated compliance with international standards. This means there is enormous room for improvement and, most importantly, the need for transformation of long-term services toward community-based care.
6 March, 2018
NHS Staff Survey raises warning flags around stress and levels of pay
The results are in for the 2017 NHS Staff Survey, the largest workforce survey in the world, and the biggest survey in the history of the programme. This year over 487,000 responded – around two in five of all NHS staff in England.
1 February, 2018
NHS reliance on agency healthcare workers related to staff wellbeing and patient experience of care
A report published today by Picker and The King’s Fund has uncovered striking associations between NHS staff and patients’ experiences in hospitals and NHS trusts’ reliance on agency healthcare workers. The analysis is the first of its kind to be published in the UK. It considers the relationships between the self-reported experiences and wellbeing of NHS staff, measures of workforce pressures in the health system, and patients’ experiences of their care.
30 January, 2018
Positive results for personalised care from Maternity Survey 2017, but further improvements needed to continuity of care
More than 18,000 women have responded to the Maternity Survey 2017, which is the biggest source of data on people’s experiences of maternity care in England. The results come at an interesting time; in 2015 NHS England announced a major review of national maternity services. As part of this review, the Better Births report (2016) outlined seven priority areas where improvements are needed.