The future of care homes in the UK.?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Due to people beginning to live longer in Britain, their health needs become more specific, meaning they need a certain type of care that will guarantee they live the best life possible. What this means, is that care homes need to use greater amounts of, and more intelligent, assistive technologies. Greater living environments will need to be created for patients who need long-term care. This will ensure that patients are cared for...

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The midwifery crisis

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 2 comments

For many midwives working on the front line, the latest figures revealing that maternity wards in England were forced to close 382 times in 2016 will come as no surprise. During the 33 years that I was a midwife, sadly, I also saw many maternity units close and it’s extremely worrying to see that it’s still happening. A closed unit is a very busy unit and for both the pregnant women in the ward and the nurses, it can be an extremely stressful...

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UK healthcare system falls short in comparison to other G20 countries

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Latest data analysis shows UK in bottom five for number of available hospital beds and nurses per 100,000 people – Japan and Germany have some of the best performing healthcare systems  Recent analysis by ACA of data held by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development and the Commonwealth Fund about the healthcare systems of G20 members reveals which countries are driving healthcare...

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Leading dementia charity backs call to protect healthcare and research in Brexit talks

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has backed a call from the Brexit Health Alliance for the government to protect patients’ interests in Brexit negotiations. In dementia research, the UK is currently leading the way with recent statistics showing the country’s research productivity has almost doubled over six years, compared to much smaller increases in other countries. At the same time, the number of UK...

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News from Nowhere – public health commentary

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Bulk buying has a slow start A programme of rationalised procurement of commonplace products needed by the NHS is running behind schedule (Nick Carding HSJ 28 July 2017). The aim of the Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) programme is to reduce product and price variation by agreeing deals for a shopping list of products on behalf of all NHS Trusts with a minimal number of suppliers. Products for the NCP are identified by NHS Business Services...

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