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NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

22/02/2019NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

Staff at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust could be forced out of their homes as the trust’s plans to close the accommodation at the facility have been brought forward. A let... more >
NHS’s largest trust leaves special measures after ‘transformation’

12/02/2019NHS’s largest trust leaves special measures after ‘transformation’

The largest NHS trust in the country has been taken out of special measures for quality after nearly four years, with inspectors finding a substantial improvement in the quality of services &ndas... more >
Ex-financial special measures trust leaps to ‘good' CQC rating

07/02/2019Ex-financial special measures trust leaps to ‘good' CQC rating

The former special financial measures trust behind Gloucestershire’s three main hospitals has jumped to a ‘good’ rating after the CQC found “vast improvements” and l... more >

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Developing optimal standards of care for the prevention of recurrent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): consensus statement

22/02/2019Developing optimal standards of care for the prevention of recurrent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): consensus statement

This document, written by the Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, summarises key statements that were agreed during a Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance organised Expert Working Group Meeting. ... more >
NHS England, DHSC rejects reports that patients’ 30-year right to choose where they are treated is under threat

22/02/2019NHS England, DHSC rejects reports that patients’ 30-year right to choose where they are treated is under threat

NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have rejected reports that the rights of patients to be able to choose where they are treated could be under threat as part of majo... more >
NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

22/02/2019NHS staff and families to be evicted under plans to close accommodation

Staff at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust could be forced out of their homes as the trust’s plans to close the accommodation at the facility have been brought forward. A let... more >
NHS staff to receive ‘fast-track’ mental health support as part of wellbeing plans

21/02/2019NHS staff to receive ‘fast-track’ mental health support as part of wellbeing plans

The government has pledged to provide better mental health and wellbeing support for NHS staff as part of its ‘workforce implementation plan,’ based on the recommendations of Health E... more >
NHS pays £35m in tax penalties for staff breaching pension limits

21/02/2019NHS pays £35m in tax penalties for staff breaching pension limits

Nearly £35m was paid by the NHS for thousands of staff members who broke limits on pensions savings, according to the Financial Times. Data released to the FT by the NHS Business ... more >

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Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

20/02/2019Did Brexit drown out the NHS Long Term plan?

In January the NHS released its much-anticipated Long Term plan, pledging to save 500,000 lives through new prevent strategies, and making a concerted effort to improve the general public’s health. But Simon Keen, media relations manager at NHS Providers, poses the question: Did Brexit dr... more >
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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >