HAPIA Publications and Presentations
COPYING LETTERS TO PATIENTS ... GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES
The NHS Plan (Paragraph 10.3) made a commitment that patients should be able to receive copies of clinicians’ letters about them as of right. A working group convened by the Department of Health in 2001 set out the background to the initiative in a report in February 2002. It is available on the Department of Health's web-site, www.doh.gov.uk/patientletters/issues.htm and is in two parts: draft guidelines, and recommendations to the Department of Health.
THE STATUTORY DUTIES TO CONSULT, ENGAGE AND INVOLVE
This publication is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the statutory duties of NHS providers and Commissioners, in relation to the provision of health care.
It deals with the duties to involve, engage and consult the public in the development of services, and clarifies the rights of the public to be involved at every level when significant changes are planned for services. In particular, the document makes it clear that it is unlawful for NHS bodies to disregard the public’s views when NHS services and systems are being redesigned.
THE BATTLE AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS IN THE UK
Treatment Rights and Human Rights - Who Advocates for the Patient?
Executive Summary . Introduction . Incidence . TB and Poverty . About TB Stigma and Avoidance of Diagnosis TB Drug Resistance . Law on Detention of People with Infectious Diseases . Social Excluson and Infectiousness Contradictions in UKs TB Treatment Policy Deportation/Removal of People Infected with TB Response from NHS England . Unanswered Questions . Advice and Advocacy for Vulnerable and Detained People . Discussion and Conclusion . Recommendations References . Appendix: Proposed Draft Statutory Instrument
HAPIA CONFERENCE REPORT 2014
By: Catherine Gleeson and Mary Ledgard
Steering Group . Aims and Objectives of HAPIA . Introduction . Conference Speakers Summary of Speakers' Presentations . Conference Speakers' Biographies
QUALITY ACCOUNTS AND THE SCRUTINY ROLE OF LOCAL HEALTHWATCH
HAPIA Briefing Note Cathering Gleeson
27 October 2014 ... 13 pages
Among the many priorities for Local Healthwatch Groups (HW), commenting on Trust’s draft Quality Accounts (QA) is one not to be missed. By providing knowledgeable, meaningful commentary on QA’s, HW can influence improvements in local health services. The current focus on integrated services, also give LHW an opportunity to use QAs to influence the effectiveness of social care services.
HEALTHWATCH AND IMMIGRATION REMOVAL CENTRES
Asylum Seekers in Detention Centres
HAPIA Report - August 2014 - 26 pages
Numerous reports from Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons (HMIP) and others, indicate serious problems in the standards of healthcare provided. As HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick points out “...away from public scrutiny, it is all too easy for even well intentioned staff to become accepting of standards that in any other setting would be unacceptable”.
REVALIDATION OF DOCTORS
The Role of Case Manager in Improving the Performance of Doctors
Sharing Information with Patients, Carers and the Public
Draft - 9 pages
This Good Practice Guide has been prepared by the Healthwatch and Public Involvement Association (HAPIA) to support Case Managers in understanding the principles and benefits of sharing information with patients, carers and the public when a doctor is undergoing investigation or remediation.
Policy into Practice - New Experiences for Patients and Families
By: Malcolm Alexander
17 Slide PowerPoint Presentation - 16 January 2014
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LEAFLET AND BRIEFING NOTES
- Hunt fails to commit to legal 'Duty of Candour' for all patients that suffer harm - November 2013
- Brutal Cuts in Healthwatch Budgets - August 2013
- Hunt Gags Local Healthwatch - February 2012
- Major Challenge to Healthwatch Regulations - February 2013
- Healthwatch must be the People's Independent, Powerful, Public Watchdog in Health and
- Eddie Mair Interview with Malcolm Alexander - PM Programme - BBC Interview - February 2012
LEAFLET AND BRIEFING NOTES
- Revalidation - Working with your Doctor to Improve Medical Care - updated 2014
- Revalidation of Doctors - August 2012
- NALM Healthwatch Briefing No. 1 - April 2012
- Briefing Note on Healthwatch - February 2012