Link health minimum funding level to GDP, says NHS Confederation

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said: “We welcome the attention which all parties are giving to the issue of health and care funding. The current system is under immense pressure and is struggling to cope financially and clinically – significant extra money will be needed over the next Parliamentary session if we are to avoid a major...

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The great cyber attack

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 1 comment

A massive cyber attack on the NHS began on Friday May 12th. The NHS has been warned about the hacking threat. In 2016, NHS Digital chair Kingsley Manning said cyberattacks were “a fundamental threat to the operations of hospitals” and chastised the health service for not taking digital security seriously enough. In recent years funding for IT services has been raided to fund other aspects of care. In January 2017 the Health Service...

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THE FITTEST CITIES IN THE UK. Liverpool named the fittest city in the UK – Sheffield named as the least fit

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

LIVERPOOL has been named the fittest city in the UK following new research into fitness levels across the country. A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by training and course provider Beabetteryou.com, found that scousers workout more than those in any other city in the UK with as 71% of locals claiming to exercise at least once per week. Manchester and London followed in second and third place with 66% and 65% of each cities residents...

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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Niche markets flourish in the NHS Marketisation has gone a long way in the health service. Some staff working for the NHS as agency workers or locums operate as a limited company to protect their income. Under new regulations, introduced on April 6th, all contractors to the public sector will be treated as employees and become subject to PAYE. The changes could lead to a substantial loss in earnings for some workers, with the Locum Doctors...

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A Public Health Election Manifesto

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has set out a manifesto of policy recommendations it believes political parties campaigning for next month’s UK general election should commit to, in order to improve and protect the public’s health. It’s challenging stuff, and you read it first on Health Matters! The basics: health everywhere The challenges facing the UK public’s health at a time of restricted public spending are too great to be met...

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