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Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Dr. Quentin Young, who served as national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) from 1992-2014, and who also served the organization’s past president, died on March 7 in Berkeley, California, where he had been under the watchful…

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TOBACCO will continue to devastate UK lives, with around 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses expected to occur over the next 20 years according to a new report published today (Wednesday) No Smoking Day. If recent trends were…

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Cash-strapped authorities across the UK have a new opportunity to take major health projects forward after the door was opened for a new form of private finance model to be widely adopted. The Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) Model is an alternative…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Commissioning adult social care services through personal budgets and direct payments is an important way of giving care users more choice and control over their services. When implemented well they improve users’ quality of life. The Department of Health, however,…

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Social care is on its knees, according to recent public satisfaction reports [1]. The Good Care Guide’s latest evaluation of reviews states that home care services are in a ‘dire state’. It cites short visits and ‘missed and late appointments’…

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The head of NHS England will today (Tuesday) announce plans to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capacity for approximately 170,000 residents. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, will use a…

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The 2015 NHS Staff Survey, published on February 23rd 2016 by NHS England and the Picker Institute, is the largest ever collection of feedback about what it is like to work in the NHS in England.  With nearly 300,000 responses,…