NHS NW London STP slammed in response to publication

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Sustainability and transformation plans ( STP ) for local health and social care services are provoking strong feelings inside and outside the NHS. One of the first STPs to be published was in NW London, and here is a critique of it by local campaigners”.   CONCLUSION The STP was produced under enormous time pressure at the behest of NHS England to cut an enormous amount of money from the budget. The STP offers NO evidence that £1.3bn can...

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Eight in 10 healthcare professionals preparing to change how they deliver patient value

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Research has revealed that improving the quality and outcomes for patients at reduced costs (value-based healthcare) is dominating the NHS leadership agenda. More than eight in 10 (82 per cent) of NHS professionals are already looking to make changes in how they work to achieve this.  A tenth of NHS workers can’t measure patient outcomes; vast majority only have a very limited ability to do so. However, a meaningful rollout of value-based...

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NHS staff and public want reforms in the social and healthcare system

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

PwC is calling for local areas to be given the power to raise funds for their regional health service. New research finds that 70% of NHS staff in England do not understand the role of the national bodies in the healthcare system. The report calls for the government to clarify the roles of these bodies and move to a more devolved system where local areas are given more accountability and responsibility. 70% of NHS staff in England say they do...

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New research reveals lack of confidence in elderly care

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

New research reveals that more than two in five (44%) of people in the UK believe the standard of elderly care is ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. 44% of people in the UK believe the standard of care for elderly people is ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ One in five people in the UK are currently looking after their parents Women are more likely than men to be caring for an elderly parent People over 64 are less likely to think the elderly are well looked after...

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Cancer patients risk being left out in the cold this winter

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

As the clocks go back and people turn their heating up, research shows cancer patients are estimated to spend an additional £15.7m a year on their energy bills New figures by Macmillan Cancer Support and npower estimate that people diagnosed with cancer in the UK over the last two years spend an additional £15.7 million a year on their energy bills, as a result of using more energy due to their illness and treatment. People undergoing cancer...

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Supercarers – a digital service to the home care issue?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

SuperCarers, an online care platform, is on a mission to disrupt the UK’s archaic, expensive and inefficient care system with a solution targetted at home care. As technology continues to revolutionise the way we eat, travel and shop; now Supercarers is providing an ageing population with a safe, reliable and affordable solution for home care. The company has launched a £500,000 equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs to drive its growth. Two...

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News from Nowhere – NHS health insurance and GP sellers market

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Raiding the piggy banks The King’s Fund’s report into the progress of the implementation of the Five Year Forward View has hit some raw nerves. Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This report shows long-term plans for improvement are being put on the back burner because of short-term funding issues arising from a health and care system which is stretched to breaking point. We understand the need to ensure services...

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