News from Nowhere – NHS health insurance and GP sellers market

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Raiding the piggy banks The King’s Fund’s report into the progress of the implementation of the Five Year Forward View has hit some raw nerves. Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This report shows long-term plans for improvement are being put on the back burner because of short-term funding issues arising from a health and care system which is stretched to breaking point. We understand the need to ensure services...

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Jamie Oliver gets long overdue recognition for public health role

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Celebrity chef and health campaigner Jamie Oliver has been recognised by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) for his contribution to advancing the cause of public health in the UK. The award for Outstanding Contribution to Championing the Public’s Health was announced at the RSPH Awards 2016, the UK’s premier national health and wellbeing awards event, held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on 27th October. Jamie Oliver received...

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Nurses three times more likely to experience domestic abuse

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Nurses are three times more likely to have experienced domestic abuse in the last year than the average person (14% compared with 4.4% nationally) according to new research, published in a report by Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Skint, shaken yet still caring. But who is caring for our nurses?’ includes findings from a survey of more than 2,200 nurses, midwives and health care assistants (HCAs) and reveals that those in the profession are also twice as...

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Market woes at Capita and in private healthcare

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The News from Nowhere team pick up on some Capita woes, with some eye catching personnel moves, and hear of some interesting re-positioning of the private healthcare market incentivising private patients to have their care delivered in the public sector. Turn around at ‘Capita’? Many support services for General Practice, including payments to practices, enrolling new medical staff, providing necessary official documents (like sickness...

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How speech recognition technology can reduce clinical documentation workload

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The rise on rise of technology has triggered a fourth industrial revolution. No industry has been able to avoid this new paradigm – and the healthcare industry is certainly no exception. From the introduction of connected medical devices, to the introduction of the electronic health records (EHR), tech is set to change the healthcare experience for both the patient and doctor. But as technology transforms patient expectations, the NHS is...

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