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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Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in NHS | 0 comments

FORTY PER CENT of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors’ receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to an analysis of the Cancer Awareness Measure (CAM)* published today (Tuesday) in the Journal of Public Health. In a survey of almost 2,000 people** in Great Britain, the most commonly perceived barriers to seeing a GP were finding it difficult to get an appointment with a particular doctor (42 per...

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Macmillan Cancer Support responds to Carers UK’s report Pressure Points

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to Carers UK’s report Pressure Points, Charlotte Argyle, Carers Support Programme Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, says: “This report highlights the urgent need to support carers in the community and ensure they are included and consulted at every stage and through every process of their loved one’s care. Our new research shows that a quarter (25%) of cancer carers say they were not involved when planning how and when the person...

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