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Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Commissioning adult social care services through personal budgets and direct payments is an important way of giving care users more choice and control over their services. When implemented well they improve users’ quality of life. The Department of Health, however,…

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Social care is on its knees, according to recent public satisfaction reports [1]. The Good Care Guide’s latest evaluation of reviews states that home care services are in a ‘dire state’. It cites short visits and ‘missed and late appointments’…

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The head of NHS England will today (Tuesday) announce plans to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capacity for approximately 170,000 residents. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, will use a…

Hospital care

The 2015 NHS Staff Survey, published on February 23rd 2016 by NHS England and the Picker Institute, is the largest ever collection of feedback about what it is like to work in the NHS in England.  With nearly 300,000 responses,…

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The financial situation of the NHS is getting worse. The latest quarterly monitoring report from the King’s Fund shows that NHS trusts are forecasting an end-of-year net deficit of around £2.3 billion. The estimate, based on survey responses from 83 trusts,…

http://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/latest-report/british-social-attitudes-32/health.aspx Satisfaction with the NHS has increased, with 65% saying they are satisfied, up from 60% in 2013. This increase in satisfaction was greatest – no less than 11 percentage points – among Labour supporters. Satisfaction with A&E services has also…

Mental health

Health systems in the United Kingdom have, for many years, made the quality of care a highly visible priority, internationally pioneering many tools and policies to assure and improve the quality of care. A key challenge, however, is to understand…