NHS Confederation-commissioned study shows funding is urgently needed to prevent ‘decade of misery’

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in NHS | 0 comments

    Today the NHS Confederation responded to Securing The Future: Funding health and social care to the 2030s, the report it commissioned with the Health Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The aim was to produce an objective study that looked at trends in health and disease, the potential of these services to become more productive and, as far as possible, consider health and social care funding together. Niall Dickson, chief...

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Government urged to back funding plan to 2035

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in NHS | 0 comments

  The NHS Confederation has launched a petition calling on the government to commit to a funding plan for health and social care to 2035 in recognition of the crippling effects of rising demand, underfunding and workforce shortages. Following repeated warnings of services on the brink and an NHS gradually becoming unsustainable, the organisation has launched a public petition to secure a debate on the issue in Parliament. The petition,...

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BMA responds to PAC report on adult social care

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in NHS | 0 comments

Responding to a report published tomorrow by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), The adult social care workforce in England, which suggests that the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “The crisis in social care is certainly not a new phenomenon so it’s astonishing that the department charged with sorting this...

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NHS CONFEDERATION LECTURE: UK lags behind Europe on health spending, says Dr Jennifer Dixon

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in NHS | 0 comments

The NHS has done well but performance is “middling” compared with health systems in some other Western European countries, according to the chief executive of a leading independent health charity. As the NHS reaches its 70th birthday in July, the key question is what can be done to make faster improvements, says Dr Jennifer Dixon, chief executive of the Health Foundation, speaking at the inaugural annual NHS Confederation lecture in...

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Mobile device usage increasing in healthcare, but patient use not being optimised, says Qmatic

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in NHS | 0 comments

New research highlights that while healthcare institutions are employing mobile devices, they’re not taking advantage of use for both staff and patients Recent research has revealed an increased adoption of mobile devices in the healthcare sector, with 90% of healthcare organisations stating that they plan to implement or are currently implementing a mobile device initiative. While these statistics are encouraging to see, patient journey...

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