BMA responds to Commonwealth Fund report

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to a report published today by the Commonwealth Fund, which judged the NHS as the best, safest and most affordable healthcare system out of 11 countries analysed, BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, said: “This report provides clear evidence that the NHS is one of the top-performing healthcare systems in the world, and the most cost-effective in this study. “We need to make sure our NHS is protected, invested in and maintained,...

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NHS Confederation response to NHS Resolution report on clinical negligence cost

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the publication today of NHS Resolution’s Annual report and accounts 2016/17, which shows the cost of clinical negligence claims increasing by 14%, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “We cannot go on like this with the NHS spending more and more on litigation. We now have fewer claims but we are paying more to...

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STRINGENT WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT REDUCES NHS AGENCY STAFF BILL BY A FIFTH

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The total bill for agency staff within NHS trusts in England decreased by £700m in 2016/17 from £3.64bn to £2.86bn, representing a 20% reduction. Hourly pay rates across all grades of locum staff in the NHS fell during 2016/17, as rate caps introduced by NHS Improvement (NHSI) and more stringent workforce management began to curb the spiralling cost of temporary staff. Commission rates simultaneously continued to fall. The biggest reduction in...

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Intergenerational Mental Health Conference – how a whole-family approach can improve children’s health and wellbeing

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Join professionals, academics and families at the 1st Annual UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference this September. Join practitioners, service users and academics to explore how a whole-family approach can break the intergenerational cycle of mental health problems at the first annual Maternal Mental Health Alliance conference: Intergenerational Mental Health: working with mums and babies in perinatal mental health practice on 13...

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New report: ‘traditional’ community hospitals could help to address today’s NHS challenges

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A new report suggests that a more strategic role for ‘traditional’ community hospitals might be timely within the NHS in England. According to research by RAND Europe, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Bournemouth University, community hospitals could play a more active role in meeting the challenges facing the NHS, in particular in larger hospitals. This includes easing pressures on A&E and servicing people with...

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