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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Deterioration shown in today’s NHS performance report is ‘a tragedy’, says NHS Confederation

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to NHS Improvement’s ‘Quarterly report on the performance of the NHS provider sector’, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which represents health service organisations across England, said: “This is a tragedy – the NHS had made huge strides to treat and care for patients promptly but the latest figures show a further deterioration – and behind those figures lie real suffering for...

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Failure to integrate physical and mental healthcare in hospitals

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

The failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) reveals.  The study is the result of an in-depth review into 552 cases (all patients had a physical illness and a mental health condition) where the...

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