NHS funding is falling behind European neighbours’ average, research finds

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Britain’s spending on its health service is falling by international standards and, by 2020, will be £43bn less a year than the average spent by its European neighbours, according to research by the King’s Fund. The UK is devoting a diminishing proportion of GDP in health and is now a lowly 13th out of the original 15 EU members in terms of investment, an analysis for the Guardian by the thinktank’s chief economist shows. Prof John Appleby also...

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CANCER MOST FEARED DISEASE IN BRITAIN – BUT MORE THAN 8 MILLION BRITISH ADULTS TAKE NO ACTION TO REDUCE THEIR RISK

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

British adults more worried about being diagnosed with cancer than other serious illnesses Yet more than 8 million say they take no action at all to reduce their risk Only a third do regular exercise (37%) or maintain a healthy weight (37%) to reduce their risk of developing the disease Half (54%) are confused by conflicting reports on the causes of cancer High proportions of the population did not identify weight (62%), diet (61%) or smoking...

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Upcoming EU data protection ruling gives green light for sharing patient data across health and care sector

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Proposed changes to data protection under new EU legislation could provide a significant opportunity for further integration across health and care services and change the way that we deliver care to patients, according to the NHS European Office. The NHS European Office, part of the NHS Confederation, represents the NHS in the European Union and believes that the upcoming EU Data Protection Package will provide increased flexibility for staff...

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NHS secures tighter EU rules to keep unsafe doctors and nurses away

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

On Monday (18 January 2016) new rules enter into force governing the free movement of professionals (including health professionals) around the European Union (EU). It is a success for the NHS in Europe that will help the service maintain its workforce and keep patients safe. Existing EU law provides for holders of certain qualifications, such as medical and nursing qualifications, to have their qualifications recognised in EU countries other...

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Six in 10 managers back junior doctors ’ strike

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A snap survey by the Institute of  Healthcare Management (IHM) has revealed that six in 10 healthcare managers  (58%) back strike action being taken by junior NHS doctors in England, with  more than four in 10 (43%) saying they ‘strongly support’ it. A third (33%)  said they opposed the action.  IHM, which represents almost  3,000 health and social care managers at all levels of the health service  across the UK, surveyed members on the day of...

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