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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Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Shun Medical Advice

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

NHS Prescription Charges Stop Patients Receiving Life-Changing Medication  The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) today releases four shocking statistics to highlight how the cost of an NHS prescription in England is impacting on the lives, health and wellbeing of people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), following a report released by the Prescription Charges Coalition. 1. Nearly a third (31%) of people with RA who have been...

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Bright Sparks invited to share their ideas

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Healthcare innovators are being invited to submit their ideas for a prestigious annual competition recognising innovation and excellence in healthcare. Now in its 14th year, the Bright Ideas in Health Awards encourage, celebrate and reward the outstanding innovation and excellence emerging from front line NHS staff and SMEs in the North East and North Cumbria. Highlighting the NHS staff and healthcare SMEs working to improve patient care...

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