What people management practices can improve wellbeing? And how can we track and measure job quality in the UK? 

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

As the Good work report we launched today shows, improving wellbeing at work makes staff engagement sustainable, and supports higher performance and productivity. It found that NHS Trusts that made the most extensive use of good people management practices were over three times more likely to have the lowest levels of staff sickness absence and at least four times more likely to have the most satisfied patients. They were also more than twice...

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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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Leading dementia charity calls on government to include condition in future Life Sciences plans

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is asking the government to give more priority to dementia as plans develop to support the Life Sciences sector. The Sector Deal announced today (6 December) represents yet another step forward by government to establish the UK as a global leader in health research. However, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, would like to see a solid plan for how the government will address the rising...

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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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