UK Government deliberately inducing an NHS crisis – News from Nowhere

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Inducing an NHS crisis? NHS Improvement is talking about an “NHSI bond” as a kind of equity release scheme for hospitals with spare land that want to sell it off, and get some fast money up front to invest in modernisation, land sales often being lengthy events. This idea is a response to the Department of Health’s capital budget being frozen at £4.8bn a year over the course of this parliament, which in real terms means it is being cut. The...

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NHS NW London STP slammed in response to publication

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Sustainability and transformation plans ( STP ) for local health and social care services are provoking strong feelings inside and outside the NHS. One of the first STPs to be published was in NW London, and here is a critique of it by local campaigners”.   CONCLUSION The STP was produced under enormous time pressure at the behest of NHS England to cut an enormous amount of money from the budget. The STP offers NO evidence that £1.3bn can...

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Eight in 10 healthcare professionals preparing to change how they deliver patient value

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Research has revealed that improving the quality and outcomes for patients at reduced costs (value-based healthcare) is dominating the NHS leadership agenda. More than eight in 10 (82 per cent) of NHS professionals are already looking to make changes in how they work to achieve this.  A tenth of NHS workers can’t measure patient outcomes; vast majority only have a very limited ability to do so. However, a meaningful rollout of value-based...

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NHS staff and public want reforms in the social and healthcare system

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

PwC is calling for local areas to be given the power to raise funds for their regional health service. New research finds that 70% of NHS staff in England do not understand the role of the national bodies in the healthcare system. The report calls for the government to clarify the roles of these bodies and move to a more devolved system where local areas are given more accountability and responsibility. 70% of NHS staff in England say they do...

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How speech recognition technology can reduce clinical documentation workload

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The rise on rise of technology has triggered a fourth industrial revolution. No industry has been able to avoid this new paradigm – and the healthcare industry is certainly no exception. From the introduction of connected medical devices, to the introduction of the electronic health records (EHR), tech is set to change the healthcare experience for both the patient and doctor. But as technology transforms patient expectations, the NHS is...

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