Stillbirths: Will independent NHS investigations mean a fairer outcome for parents?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The news that the Government is to invest more money to help reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and maternal deaths in England by 50% by 2030 is extremely welcomed. It will allow for independent reviews of all stillbirths to be carried out, which will hopefully provide a speedy response and give the families involved hope that they will find the answers as to why it happened. The only question that families feel they can ever...

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Health leaders warn against removal of Working Time Regulations

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Following reports that there is support within government for the removal of the Working Time Regulations (WTR), the British Medical Association, alongside 12 royal colleges and trade unions, has today written to the Prime Minister urging caution against removing them from law following Brexit. In a letter to Theresa May, the BMA’s chair of council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, and the other signatories, stress that the Working Time Regulations protects...

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Majority of public have never accessed their own health records

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

80% of UK public have never accessed their health records and 88% of them don’t know how 92% of people happy for health records to be shared between different parts of the healthcare system Concerns remain about security of patient data and giving access to records to health tech companies The vast majority of people in the UK (92%) recognise the value in having their health records shared across the healthcare system. This is despite 80%...

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What people management practices can improve wellbeing? And how can we track and measure job quality in the UK? 

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

As the Good work report we launched today shows, improving wellbeing at work makes staff engagement sustainable, and supports higher performance and productivity. It found that NHS Trusts that made the most extensive use of good people management practices were over three times more likely to have the lowest levels of staff sickness absence and at least four times more likely to have the most satisfied patients. They were also more than twice...

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NHS Confederation: Winter stats prove hospitals suffering because of insufficient out-of-hospital care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to NHS England’s winter situation report, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said: “Preliminary figures are indicating that services are already under a huge amount of strain – and that’s without a flu outbreak and cold weather. A weather warning has already been issued for this weekend – so things are likely to get worse. “The Ambulance sector is...

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Leading dementia charity calls on government to include condition in future Life Sciences plans

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to give more priority to dementia as plans develop to support the Life Sciences sector. The Sector Deal announced today (6 December) represents yet another step forward by government to establish the UK as a global leader in health research. However, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, would like to see a solid plan for how the government will address the rising...

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Seven in ten Brits now use Google to self-diagnose and treat minor health issues

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Three quarters of Brits have cured an ailment or illness after Googling the symptoms on the internet, a study found. Research revealed that seven in ten of us now self-diagnose and treat minor health issues rather than try and secure an appointment with their local GP. It also emerged the average adult now believes they can beat two thirds of all bugs, viruses and illnesses without professional medical attention. And that has lead to the...

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