Health leaders warn against removal of Working Time Regulations

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

Following reports that there is support within government for the removal of the Working Time Regulations (WTR), the British Medical Association, alongside 12 royal colleges and trade unions, has today written to the Prime Minister urging caution against removing them from law following Brexit. In a letter to Theresa May, the BMA’s chair of council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, and the other signatories, stress that the Working Time Regulations protects...

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Majority of public have never accessed their own health records

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

80% of UK public have never accessed their health records and 88% of them don’t know how 92% of people happy for health records to be shared between different parts of the healthcare system Concerns remain about security of patient data and giving access to records to health tech companies The vast majority of people in the UK (92%) recognise the value in having their health records shared across the healthcare system. This is despite 80%...

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NHS Confederation: Winter stats prove hospitals suffering because of insufficient out-of-hospital care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to NHS England’s winter situation report, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said: “Preliminary figures are indicating that services are already under a huge amount of strain – and that’s without a flu outbreak and cold weather. A weather warning has already been issued for this weekend – so things are likely to get worse. “The Ambulance sector is...

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Seven in ten Brits now use Google to self-diagnose and treat minor health issues

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Three quarters of Brits have cured an ailment or illness after Googling the symptoms on the internet, a study found. Research revealed that seven in ten of us now self-diagnose and treat minor health issues rather than try and secure an appointment with their local GP. It also emerged the average adult now believes they can beat two thirds of all bugs, viruses and illnesses without professional medical attention. And that has lead to the...

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Better patient journey management is the cure for long hospital waiting times, says Qmatic

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

Deployment of resources and appointment attendance can be improved through effective patient journey management The NHS is operating under unprecedented financial pressure, with funding barely keeping pace with demand, as demographic changes mean more and more people are utilising its services. However, a focus on the patient journey can play a crucial role in processing outpatients by minimising the effects of bottlenecks like reception desks...

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