NHS Staff Survey shows improvements in workplace experience

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

A survey of more than 423,000 NHS staff has shown their workplace is improving, despite the huge financial pressures and public demand on healthcare. Responding anonymously to the annual NHS Staff Survey, staff reported small but measurable improvements in 26 of the 32 key categories, including having confidence to raise concerns about clinical practice, feeling supported by managers and recommending their workplace for employment or receiving...

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Arise ye workers!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Arise ye workers! The slogan on the banner of the Royal Group of Docks Shop Stewards committee carried on the March 4th demonstration for the NHS. Within minutes of last Saturday’s demonstration moving off from its assembly point, Telegraph columnist Asa Bennett wrote: “Jeremy Corbyn has no clue how to help the NHS. That’s why the public wants him nowhere near it”....

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NHS Confederation calls on Government to admit NHS funding is too low

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the NHS Confederation, which among others includes NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Mental Health Network, has called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding. The Confederation and its networked organisations have also called for immediate extra funding for social care and a commitment to deal with longer term funding issues for both...

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Brexit 1, Brexit 2, Organ donation. Prophetic combination?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Brexit 1 The NHS European Office used Rare Disease Day (28 February) to warn that UK patients with rare diseases could soon be pushed to the back of a queue if the UK is ejected from important European networks that combat these illnesses. It called on the Government to defend the UK’s major role in these 24 ‘European Reference Networks’ (ERNs) during Brexit negotiations and to try to prevent its ejection. ERNs are the most tangible and...

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Cannabidiol Gummy Bears, frosty relations and NHS money worries

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Not just an ordinary bear For the first time, plant-based Cannabidiol (a legal extract of Cannabis, also known as CBD) is available in gummy bear form. London based Love Hemp sold through their initial stock of over 2,000 bears in under 48 hours of trading, seemingly to the surprise of their manufacturer. Designed as a food supplement, each fruit-flavoured bear contains 10mg Cannabidiol and is enriched with Vitamins B12 & D3. The CBD...

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