The Market works – or is it just unprofessional?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The NHS is involved in a standoff with many of its locum staff – doctors, nursing and non clinical staff such as IT contractors. There has been a change to tax rules,  -IR 35  -which means that staff who are not regularly employed but are contacted  with  “off payroll” , – have  to now pay the same tax and national insurance contributions as employed workers. this means there take home pay will drop -though most are still paid far...

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Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 1 comment

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has slammed the ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments for failing to plan effectively for the long-term future of the health service and adult social care. The long-term future of the NHS is an increasing public concern, with a record 55% of people saying they expected the NHS to deteriorate over the longer term. The Committee makes it clear that a...

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Staffing of health and social care must be Brexit priority, say 34 health and care organisations

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The Cavendish Coalition has responded to the triggering of Article 50 by calling on the Government to safeguard the UK’s ability to recruit and retain staff with the skills needed to deliver high quality health and social care to local communities. The coalition, a group of 34 social care and health organisations working to ensure the system is properly staffed after the UK leaves the EU, has set out what the Government needs to focus on during...

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NDA Group Releases Data Comparing FDA and EMA Ahead of Annual DIA EuroMeeting in Glasgow

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in NHS | 0 comments

Drop in US drug approvals but no similar trend is seen in EU Glasgow, United Kingdom (March 28, 2017) – NDA Group announced findings from their fourth annual comparison of drug approvals in Europe and the United States, ahead of this year’s DIA EuroMeeting in Glasgow. This year’s Status of New Drug Approvals report emphasises the need for a streamlined global development and commercialisation process across the world’s two biggest markets. The...

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Artificial intelligence to help create automated virtual GPs to advise patients online in ground-breaking university partnership

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Orbital Media, digital and social specialists, and the University of Essex have today announced they are joining forces to use artificial intelligence to save the NHS millions of pounds per year by creating automated online GPs to revolutionise the way patients are treated. In partnership with Innovate UK, the project will exploit Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning technology to provide medically approved health advice to the...

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