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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New report: ‘traditional’ community hospitals could help to address today’s NHS challenges

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A new report suggests that a more strategic role for ‘traditional’ community hospitals might be timely within the NHS in England. According to research by RAND Europe, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Bournemouth University, community hospitals could play a more active role in meeting the challenges facing the NHS, in particular in larger hospitals. This includes easing pressures on A&E and servicing people with...

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“The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis” – Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement comments on Care Quality Commission report

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

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages said: “The social care shortfall is edging ever closer to a full blown crisis and we now find ourselves in a situation where underfunding is at such a critical point, the quality of care itself is falling. More than ever people are having to watch their loved ones experience an appalling quality of care; just further evidence that existing care practices are both undesirable and deeply flawed....

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