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The results of NHS England’s latest Staff Survey 2017 are “challenging”, show that staff cannot absorb further work pressures, and show that investment is needed in health and social care services, according to NHS Employers chief executive Danny Mortimer. “Employers…

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Paula Kathrens, an employment specialist at law firm Blake Morgan, said: “Today’s consultation is good news for NHS staff and ultimately good news for the NHS and the public it serves. The health sector has one of the highest instances…

Dr Linda Patterson OBE FRCP I’m Linda Patterson and I write about current issues in healthcare. To find out more of my background click here. I want to give a realistic commentary, based on my experience as a physician and…

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Arise ye workers! The slogan on the banner of the Royal Group of Docks Shop Stewards committee carried on the March 4th demonstration for the NHS. Within minutes of last Saturday’s demonstration moving off from its assembly point, Telegraph columnist Asa Bennett…

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The national disability charity Sense has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to incentivise the integration of…

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New data – announced in February by Nuance Communications – has revealed that nearly half of NHS Trusts (43%) are investing in artificial intelligence ( AI ) enabling patients to ‘self-help’ when accessing services. The Trusts are harnessing technology such…

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Responding to today’s NHS performance figures from NHS England and numerous recent reports about winter pressure on the health and care system and an A&E crisis, Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Pressure on A&E departments is…

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Health service politics doesn’t generate much laughter, despite the gallows humour that swirls round hospitals and health centres. This is changing, as a look at NHS Networks will show. Its latest offering is ‘Build your own Forward View’, which it…

Wellness relationship to illness

Williams and Innes Pearse developed a new approach to primary care in the 1930s which attained its apotheosis with the development of the Peckham Pioneer Health Centre. This relegated traditional healthcare to a subsidiary function in relation to what today…