A warning about doctor numbers

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the Royal College of Physicians report ‘Underfunded, Underdoctored, Overstretched – the NHS in 2016’, the NHS Confederation, welcomed its strong focus on workforce, doctor numbers and urged further development in community settings rather than continual increases. Dr Johnny Marshall, Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation said: “We look forward to working with the RCP and welcome its strong focus on developing the...

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Hospital Pathology services: has Carter got it right?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

A new report from independent research organisation MindMetre has summarised the evidence for return-on-investment from pathology services in the NHS and questioned any urgent pressure to consolidate pathology laboratories – within and between NHS trusts. The MindMetre report, which reviewed the range of existing evidence and also canvassed views among a sample of 30 laboratory managers and principal biochemists in England and Wales, was...

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NHS failing to create digital first service

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in NHS | 4 comments

The NHS is failing in its commitment to create a digital first service and improve care through technology, according to new research, which found nearly 60 per cent of patients are not satisfied with current processes. In 2014, the health sector published a five-year vision to improve patient care through technology, but nearly half way through the process patients remain unsatisfied. A lack of accessible information rated among the highest...

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Older people’s social care urgently needs extra funding

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the report ‘ social care for older people: home truths ’ (15 September 2016) by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, Phil McCarvill, Deputy Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “Insufficient social care funding is now the most urgent threat to the NHS and the wider health and care system. “In August we told a Commons Select Committee that too little money is being provided for social care and this is putting...

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New coalition of health and social care experts on mission to guarantee status of EU staff

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

A coalition of 29 health and social care organisations has been created to ensure sustainable EU staff workforce supply and thereby ensure standards of care are maintained as Britain withdraws from the EU. The Cavendish Coalition is here to provide those leading Brexit negotiations with the expertise, evidence and knowledge required on issues affecting the health and social care sectors. The newly formed group will be a shared voice which...

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