BMA responds to Commonwealth Fund report

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to a report published today by the Commonwealth Fund, which judged the NHS as the best, safest and most affordable healthcare system out of 11 countries analysed, BMA council chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, said: “This report provides clear evidence that the NHS is one of the top-performing healthcare systems in the world, and the most cost-effective in this study. “We need to make sure our NHS is protected, invested in and maintained,...

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NHS Confederation response to NHS Resolution report on clinical negligence cost

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the publication today of NHS Resolution’s Annual report and accounts 2016/17, which shows the cost of clinical negligence claims increasing by 14%, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “We cannot go on like this with the NHS spending more and more on litigation. We now have fewer claims but we are paying more to...

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STRINGENT WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT REDUCES NHS AGENCY STAFF BILL BY A FIFTH

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The total bill for agency staff within NHS trusts in England decreased by £700m in 2016/17 from £3.64bn to £2.86bn, representing a 20% reduction. Hourly pay rates across all grades of locum staff in the NHS fell during 2016/17, as rate caps introduced by NHS Improvement (NHSI) and more stringent workforce management began to curb the spiralling cost of temporary staff. Commission rates simultaneously continued to fall. The biggest reduction in...

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Intergenerational Mental Health Conference – how a whole-family approach can improve children’s health and wellbeing

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Join professionals, academics and families at the 1st Annual UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference this September. Join practitioners, service users and academics to explore how a whole-family approach can break the intergenerational cycle of mental health problems at the first annual Maternal Mental Health Alliance conference: Intergenerational Mental Health: working with mums and babies in perinatal mental health practice on 13...

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NHS Confederation response to King’s Fund analysis on public health spending

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to King’s Fund analysis which has found central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on public health services by £85 million, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “The government’s whole approach to reforming health care has been based on the promise of a radical upgrade in prevention and...

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