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HEALTHWATCH INVESTIGATIONS: Developing good practice

HEALTHWATCH INVESTIGATIONS: Developing good practice

Local Healthwatch may find it useful to consider whether they need to produce different sorts of reports and to agree a standard approach to these. Whilst one person needs to be nominated as main author it is important to have a process of quality checking before any report is shared. If comments are being invited from managers/commissioners pre-publication, there has to be clear

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a good practice guide

a good practice guide

002 It is for schools and Local Education Authorities (LEAs) to develop their own policies and procedures, based on an assessment of local need. Most schools will already have first-aid arrangements in place, and this guidance draws on existing good practice. It provides advice for schools on drawing up first-aid policies and ensuring that they are meeting their statutory duties. In particular, it includes a checklist of issues which schools may find helpful when undertaking a risk assessment, and also lists the items which should be in a standard first-aid kit.

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Good practice in the digital SMEs

Good practice in the digital SMEs

While it is difficult to define SMEs in a strict sense (es- pecially since the definition according to number of em- ployees and turnover can vary from country to country), we use the definition applied by the European Commis- sion. The definition of a SME adopted by the European Commission addresses two standard criteria: the number of employees and one of two financial criteria, i.e. the turnover threshold or the balance sheet total. The figures of the financial criteria are adjusted regularly, normally every four years, to take account of changing economic circumstances in Europe. In addition, the enterprise must be independent, which means that less than 25% can be owned by another enterprise (or jointly by several enter- prises). Within the non-primary private enterprise sector, the following size-classes are identified (Table 1).
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Prior attainment and the ILR:a good practice guide

Prior attainment and the ILR:a good practice guide

“Each curriculum member receives an overview of the service and the provision it offers. Staff who undertake data inputting are led through the ILR field by field via TERMS (software used for recording ILR information) and an explanation offered as to the relevance and importance of each piece of data. Training is delivered by the Data Quality officer, who regularly monitors the standard of the data in key areas, prior attainment being one of these. Where weaknesses are identified, refresher training is provided. Procedures and paperwork for gathering the information are reviewed and where necessary, amended accordingly. Regular workshops are run to inform users of any funding and data updates.”
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International good practice in information literacy education

International good practice in information literacy education

Hicks (2013) argues that the older forms of IL models, such as the ACRL Standards are poorly suited to deal with cultural aspects of IL. Špiranec (2017) suggests that critical information literacy, because of its support for multiple perspectives and support for societal as well as personal development, offers the best framework for IL instruction in transitional and post- conflict societies, such as Croatia. She suggests that this is better supported by approaches such as the ACRL Framework, rather than more prescriptive and determined approaches such as the ACRL Standards. Petermanec and Šebjan (2017) note the modifications needed to survey instruments to assess IL levels, to allow for local variations in academic norms, and availability of resources and databases, in their case in Slovenia. Russell and Houlihan (2017) suggest that standard IL frameworks may be adapted to local conditions and local cultures, with adaptions such as use of locally relevant examples and images, simplified language, avoidance of slang and colloquialisms, and avoidance of popular culture examples which are easily misunderstood.
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Documentation and Records: Harmonized GMP Requirements

Documentation and Records: Harmonized GMP Requirements

contaminated and recipients developed infections. An unwritten change to autoclave operation, communicated orally between operators, resulted in dextrose intravenous solutions that were not uniformly sterile. The Clothier inquiry, which examined the causes and contributing factors, identified several violations of what we now consider basic good manufacturing practice (GMP). The chain of events that compromised the safety of the drug product included inadequate maintenance, inadequate understanding of autoclave operation, and regular deviations from the written production instructions (often as an attempt to compensate for equipment malfunction). Together, these factors resulted in a sterilization cycle that did not assure that all vials in the autoclave were sterilized; thus, some doses were safe, while others led to sepsis in patients who received them. This incident helped to define sterility assurance in an operational way. Processes and requirements for equipment validation were created, and INTRODUCTION
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MEDICAL STUDENTS ENCOUNTER WITH VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE: A SIMULATION PROGRAM

MEDICAL STUDENTS ENCOUNTER WITH VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE: A SIMULATION PROGRAM

The most important motive for the wide use of simulation in health sci- ences education is safety. Novice trainees can safely practice and improve their skills with simulation methods which provide a risk free environment (de Jong, Lane, & Sharp, 2012). Therefore, when the real events are dangerous, expensive or potentially harmful, simulation is preferred. While experiencing in real health environment, ethical problems could also occur. Before practic- ing on patients, learners are expected to be prepared at acceptable levels (Ker, & Bradley, 2010).
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Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance

Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance

Career success is determined by a range of factors (Ng, Eby, Sorensen & Feldman, 2005) but image- related features have been shown to influence a wide range of aspects of objective career success, ranging from the chances of getting an invitation to a job interview (Agerstrom and Rooth, 2011), through to salary (Judge & Cable, 2011). The evidence demonstrates too that the impact of career image spans right across the working life (Jaeger, 2011). Other research has shown that individuals often struggle to understand fully and respond to the social rules that govern good ‘career image’. Cutts, Hooley and Yates (2015), for example, explored the aesthetic challenges which UK graduates face as they negotiate the identity transition from undergraduate to employee.
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Engaging postgraduate students and supporting higher education to enhance the 21st century student experience

Engaging postgraduate students and supporting higher education to enhance the 21st century student experience

Develop enabling language and discourse, and genuinely flexible delivery, to ensure the accessibility of study support programs to students. Remember that generic skills are actually sophisticated and whilst requiring foundation in first year should be scaffolded throughout the student experience. After all, these are often the skills that experienced professionals encounter in continued professional development programs, usually for a good reason.

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Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance

Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance

Career success is determined by a range of factors (Ng, Eby, Sorensen & Feldman, 2005) but image- related features have been shown to influence a wide range of aspects of objective career success, ranging from the chances of getting an invitation to a job interview (Agerstrom and Rooth, 2011), through to salary (Judge & Cable, 2011). The evidence demonstrates too that the impact of career image spans right across the working life (Jaeger, 2011). Other research has shown that individuals often struggle to understand fully and respond to the social rules that govern good ‘career image’. Cutts, Hooley and Yates (2015), for example, explored the aesthetic challenges which UK graduates face as they negotiate the identity transition from undergraduate to employee.
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Platforms for partnership: Emerging good practice to systematically engage business as a partner in development

Platforms for partnership: Emerging good practice to systematically engage business as a partner in development

From the outset, the platform team needs to ensure that members and stakeholders set agreed performance indicators for every partnership project and that adequate resources – both financial and technical – are available to undertake regular monitoring and evaluation. For the core management this may mean initially drawing on external expertise to design and analyse evaluation processes so that an understanding of good practice can be established as part of the platform team’s core competencies. Helping new partnerships to embed good M&E practice within their structure should then be seen as part of the value offered by the platform, with evidence from evaluation exercises being used to create shared learning for all stakeholders and project participants.
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Good vaccination practice: it all starts with a good vaccine storage temperature

Good vaccination practice: it all starts with a good vaccine storage temperature

Background: Recent introduction of strategies to reduce antibiotic use in food animal production implies an increased use of vaccines in order to prevent the economic impact of several important diseases in swine. Good Vaccination Practice (GVP) is an overall approach on the swine farm aiming to obtain maximal efficacy of vaccination through good storage, preparation and finally correct application to the target animals. In order to have a better insight into GVP on swine farms and the vaccine storage conditions, a survey on vaccination practices was performed on a farmers ’ fair and temperatures in the vaccine storage refrigerators were measured during farm visits over a period of 1 year.
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Developing a community to disseminate good practice

Developing a community to disseminate good practice

This paper discusses the development, implementation and evaluation of a fellowship scheme to create a community of practice for enhancing learning and teaching set up in February 2010. The decision to use a community of practice approach is outlined along with how the initial scheme and members were chosen. There is then some discussion of a survey undertaken with the first group of fellows and how they would like the scheme to operate, what they feel they have to offer and what they would like to gain from the scheme. There is discussion of the activities undertaken to date and some of those proposed for the future. Further evaluation of the scheme is proposed at the end of the first year with both existing and new fellows.
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Early years education in Qatar: The good practice guide in theory and practice

Early years education in Qatar: The good practice guide in theory and practice

There is no doubt that implementing an Early Childhood Education program demands a collaborative effort of all stakeholders. This includes parents, teachers, school leaders, students, community members and government entities. Although the government must provide all necessary teaching and learning resources, the role of coordinators and teachers cannot be overemphasized. Thus there are several recommendations that emerge from this study that would provide useful. In Qatar, there is little doubt that excellent facilities and a solid practice guide are provided for kindergartens and teachers. Based on this, it is vital that kindergarten teachers have a degree in early childhood education and are well equipped to read, understand and apply developmentally appropriate educational theories to the classroom. This requires that new teachers complete a bachelors or at minimum a diploma in early childhood education. This education provides teachers will the knowledge, skills and dispositions that enable them to effective implement theory to practice. However, we know from education policy implementation literature that simply having access to resources does not necessarily cause the resources to be utilized well (Grubb, Huerta, & Goe, 2006; Honig, 2006).
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Developing good practice in New Deal in colleges

Developing good practice in New Deal in colleges

A client who was studying animal care at Rodbaston College of Agriculture finished her course in February 2001 . She was a good student who worked well at her placement and also on her college course and was well liked by her peers and her tutors. Just before leaving college she asked how she could fulfil her long-term job goal of becoming an RSPCA inspector. I telephoned the RSPCA ’s head office and enquired about applying for such a position. The recruitment officer told us that a prospective inspector should apply in writing but should not send a CV. The client and I devised a letter of application, noting all her experience. I sat with the client while she typed the letter; then I posted it for her.
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A good practice guide for the implementation of redeployable CCTV

A good practice guide for the implementation of redeployable CCTV

Other wireless systems exist including digital 8 , laser, Ethernet 9 and Internet and the technology is still developing at a very fast rate. A combination of wireless and hardwired transmission methods can be used to extend signal range. 10 Table 3 shows the advantages and disadvantages of GSM and radio transmission methods. The main finding from the evaluation sites was that radio transmission was viewed as the best option when line of sight can be achieved, but in practice this is often a problem and the advantages of GSM are more apparent. If GSM fulfils operational requirements, and its disadvantages and limitations are fully understood, there is no reason not to purchase this system.
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Alternatives to imprisonment in Europe: a handbook of good practice

Alternatives to imprisonment in Europe: a handbook of good practice

The prosecutor’s office can refer people to the Contigo programme as part of a suspended sentence. If the case is positively evaluated two years after completion the case is dismissed. Spain: Training and rehabilitation programmes to replace lengthy periods of community service These have been developed for particular types of offence including assault, property, driving, cyber-crime and environmental offences. They seek to address the specific crime types or their causes, by increasing awareness around, for example, substance abuse, unsafe driving, domestic violence and child pornography. The time frames for the programmes vary. These programmes are considered an improvement on the previous practice of ordering lengthy, non-individualised periods of community work, which had become a frequent practice in Spain.
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Discretionary Housing Payments Good Practice Guide

Discretionary Housing Payments Good Practice Guide

200 The following are examples of good practice (in the form of questions you may wish to consider or facts that you may wish to take into account) that you may find helpful when considering a DHP award. What questions you decide to ask and how you form a decision based on the responses to such questions is up to you. Each case should be treated individually.

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Compact Code of Good Practice on Community Groups

Compact Code of Good Practice on Community Groups

5.1 Millions of people are giving their own time, resources, skills and support through community groups. This value can be boosted and made more effective by giving extra resources to groups, especially where a geographical community or community of interest does not receive enough resources. The Compact Code of Good Practice on Funding (published in 2000) aims to have a positive effect on the funding relationship between the Government and the voluntary and community sector. The Government is committed to setting up and maintaining best practice in the way it funds the voluntary and
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The Pervasively Sectarian Standard in Theory and Practice

The Pervasively Sectarian Standard in Theory and Practice

A more important question, given the pervasively sectarian standard articulated by the Supreme Court, is what religiously- based practices do the agencies receiving p[r]

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