NHS Staff Survey shows improvements in workplace experience

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A survey of more than 423,000 NHS staff has shown their workplace is improving, despite the huge financial pressures and public demand on healthcare. Responding anonymously to the annual NHS Staff Survey, staff reported small but measurable improvements in 26 of the 32 key categories, including having confidence to raise concerns about clinical practice, feeling supported by managers and recommending their workplace for employment or receiving...

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Arise ye workers!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Arise ye workers! The slogan on the banner of the Royal Group of Docks Shop Stewards committee carried on the March 4th demonstration for the NHS. Within minutes of last Saturday’s demonstration moving off from its assembly point, Telegraph columnist Asa Bennett wrote: “Jeremy Corbyn has no clue how to help the NHS. That’s why the public wants him nowhere near it”....

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NHS Confederation calls on Government to admit NHS funding is too low

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the NHS Confederation, which among others includes NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Mental Health Network, has called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding. The Confederation and its networked organisations have also called for immediate extra funding for social care and a commitment to deal with longer term funding issues for both...

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Two thirds of people support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system

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

A new survey by the British Medical Association has found that two thirds of people across the UK1 (65 per cent) support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system2. The survey, which questioned 2011 members of the public, also found that while two out of three people (66%) want to donate their organs at death only a third (39%) are signed up to the organ donation register. Currently England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have an opt-in organ...

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Politicians must show courage to support care reform and improve funding, says NHS Confederation

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 1 comment

Responding to today’s (24 February) NHS Weekly Winter Operational Update, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which represents health service organisations across England, said: “This does demonstrate the NHS’s resilience and willingness to respond in the face of unprecedented demand. “The period over Christmas has been one of real achievement although it has not been without cost, as clinical staff and managers have been...

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