Tag: Department of Health

To mark the five-year anniversary of the BBC documentary which exposed the abuse suffered by people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View Hospital on Tuesday May 31st, the families of those abused along with charities have signed an open…

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,…

Ensuring there are enough clinical staff with the right skills to meet the demand for high-quality, safe healthcare is essential to the operation of the NHS. However, the current arrangements for managing the supply of clinical staff are fragmented and…

Hospital care

The thing that happened The 48 hour walk out of junior doctors on March 9th and 10th 2016 did not gain as much mainstream media coverage as the previous one day stoppages. Nor did it trigger government concessions on the…

As a recent user of the NHS at one step removed, the inadequacy of current funding is all too apparent. Now the NHS Confederation has done the sums and worked out that by 2020 the Service will require £30 billions…

nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

The increasing numbers of older people with dementia and older people from minority ethnic groups in the UK present new challenges for many housing services according to Gearing Up: Housing, Ethnicity and Dementia, a report jointly published today by Age…

Diabetes in the UK

Progress has been made in reducing the additional risk of death for people with diabetes and the additional risk of diabetes-related complications has been stable or has reduced for most complications, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office.…