THE £1.5 BILLION NURSING SHORTAGE BILL

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

NHS trusts spend £1.46 billion a year on temporary staffing to plug the nursing gap – the equivalent of salaries for 66,000 newly qualified registered nurses If existing gaps were permanently filled, trusts could save as much as £560 million a year Poor retention is highlighted as a significant factor driving the shortage, with 70 per cent of registered nurses leaving their NHS trust within 12 months of qualification   NHS trusts in...

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Third Era – A Better Care System – Design Principles and Assumptions

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

A “Vision” might be an overstatement but there has to be a clear statement of aims – to improve care for all – to develop (over 2 terms) into a care system designed to increase population wellbeing through prevention, early intervention, excellent primary, secondary and tertiary planned and emergency care and long term support.  The system should be delivering outcomes comparable with the best in the world, reducing inequalities and being...

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 HOW CAN WE TURN ADULT SOCIAL CARE ROUND?

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

 The outsourcing of public services to non-statutory providers, especially the private sector, has been the delivery model of choice in the UK for around thirty years. The budget devoted to such contracts is hard to estimate but is reckoned to be in excess of £100bn (Walker and Tizard, 2018), equivalent to about 8% of Gross Domestic Product. The model has also changed in nature over the years, moving beyond back-office functions and into...

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STUDY FINDS HAPPY HEALTHCARE WORKPLACES ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Public Health, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

–         42% of workers will work harder and increase their productivity at work if they are happy –         74% of workers believe their boss doesn’t care about their happiness at work –         Just 35% of workers would consider leaving if unhappy, suggesting 65% would stay despite feeling unhappy   EMPLOYEE morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in...

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The end of the high street gym? Health mad Brits turn to online tech

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Public Health | 0 comments

Almost a third of UK adults use health apps every week, with 21% doing so instead of visiting personal trainers or gyms One in ten have even used technologies to detect or diagnose a medical condition New research among more than 2,000 UK adults by WeMa Life has uncovered the number of people using technology to examine, manage and improve their health. It found: 28% of people use health apps on a weekly basis, up from 23% a year ago The figure...

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