Promoting innovation

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A major new report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), supported by insurance company EY, has found that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not doing enough with the tools at its disposal. With the NHS committed to achieving efficiency savings of £22 billion through productivity gains of 2-3% between 2015 – 2020, ‘Towards affordable healthcare: Why...

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Is there really a crisis in general practice?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

On November 23rd 2014 The Observer newspaper quoted the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners as saying: “…doctors are routinely having to work 11 hour days and are making between 40-60 patient contacts a day. We now make 340 million patient consultations a year – 40 million more than five years ago”. The Royal College of GPs also warned that 600 practices might close in the next year due to poor recruitment and...

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eHealth Innovations in Western Europe

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The Digital Transformation of Various Health Services and Vision for Connected Healthcare Systems by 2020 Healthcare in Western Europe is changing radically as a result of varying demographics, rise of chronic diseases and mounting financial pressure on health systems to control overall healthcare expenditure. Over the last decade, healthcare digitization initiatives have been playing a pivotal role in expanding access to quality healthcare in...

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Just seven health innovations could save the NHS £18.5 billion, and the social care sector £6.3 billion

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

New report from independent think tank finds just seven health innovations could save the NHS £18.5 billion, and the social care sector £6.3 billion between 2015 – 2030 However, the UK is not doing enough with the tools at its disposal, and a failure to innovate will see rising healthcare spending lead to a deficit worse than that caused by the Financial Crisis A major new report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), supported...

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NHS Adult Inpatient Survey 2016 results show significant declines in key areas of person centred care.

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Results from the NHS Adult Inpatient Survey 2016, published today, show declines in key aspects of person centred care, which had previously shown improvement. In comparison, patients’ overall experience in quality of communication with medical staff remains positive. In the survey of over 77,000 inpatients, the proportion of respondents who said they were ‘definitely’ involved in decisions about their care and treatment fell to 56%, having...

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