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Health Economics is not exactly light entertainment, but there are writers at the Academic Health Economists blog who write clearly and simply about it, well enough for News from Nowhere moles to grasp a point or two. Sam Watson, blogging…

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Responding to the Royal College of Physicians report ‘Underfunded, Underdoctored, Overstretched – the NHS in 2016’, the NHS Confederation, welcomed its strong focus on workforce, doctor numbers and urged further development in community settings rather than continual increases. Dr Johnny…

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A new report from independent research organisation MindMetre has summarised the evidence for return-on-investment from pathology services in the NHS and questioned any urgent pressure to consolidate pathology laboratories – within and between NHS trusts. The MindMetre report, which reviewed…

electronic health, electronic patient records

The NHS is failing in its commitment to create a digital first service and improve care through technology, according to new research, which found nearly 60 per cent of patients are not satisfied with current processes. In 2014, the health…

Health care needs in older people

Responding to the report ‘ social care for older people: home truths ’ (15 September 2016) by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, Phil McCarvill, Deputy Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said: “Insufficient social care funding is now…

Women in science

The BMA has confirmed that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action, from September. Junior doctors will stage a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September –…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

The NHS 5 Year Forward View was based on an assumption that the NHS would need an additional £30bn of funding by 2020/21 and that £22bn of that would come through efficiency savings. In its spending review the government “promised”…

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The annual care home costs have increased by £1,536 over the past year – almost ten times the average £156 income gains enjoyed by pensioners over the same period, according to a five year study by Prestige Nursing + Care.…

On the 14th July David Behan, the chair of the Care Quality Commission, wrote in the Guardian: “Everybody in this country deserves good care, no matter who they are, where they are treated or how complex their case. And as…

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The House of Lords Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has today called for submissions to its inquiry as it tries to identify what the NHS of the future may look like. The Committee’s inquiry comes as NHS…

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