Stem Cell therapy commercialised

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

WideCells Group, a company in the stem cell industry, has raised £2m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The funds will enable the Company to develop its own stem cell storage facilities and roll out its unique stem cell healthcare insurance plan, the first of its kind globally, that enables people to cover against the high costs of stem cell therapy, to treat diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. This makes stem cell therapy...

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The State of Maternity Services in England

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

The Picker Institute has today published a new report; “The state of Maternity Services in England” which focuses on the meaning of maternity care and evaluates the main characteristics of maternity services in England. In addition, the report, written by Giuseppe Paparella, Policy Officer, outlines the broader implications of changing quality in maternity care settings. Finally, suggestions are included, for further actions and policy measures...

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Integrated care

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

On the 14th July David Behan, the chair of the Care Quality Commission, wrote in the Guardian: “Everybody in this country deserves good care, no matter who they are, where they are treated or how complex their case. And as our older population increases, so too will the demand for services and consequently we will have more people with more complex needs in an environment that itself faces increasing pressures.So it’s never been a better time...

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House of Lords committee on NHS sustainability

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has today called for submissions to its inquiry as it tries to identify what the NHS of the future may look like. The Committee’s inquiry comes as NHS commissioners and providers wrestle with an annual deficient of £1.85bn and imminent demographic changes promise an older population and more patients with increasingly complex long-term health needs. These challenges come...

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CQC reviews how well health care services support older people

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

In its report, Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, it warns that despite a widespread commitment for integration across the sectors, substantial progress is needed to better support people who use a number of services, reduce hospital admissions and avoid confusion about where to go for help. The report concludes that with a growing elderly population, now is the time to act. People in England are living longer with the number of people aged...

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