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Minister for Care publishes adult social winter plan

21.09.20: The Minister for Care, Helen Whatley, has today (21st Sept) published a letter to local authorities in relation to the adult social care winter plan. She begins by saying many will have seen the Director of Social Care Delivery Stuart Mille... more >

Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21.09.20: Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of deaths is projected to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic h... more >

Health services vital in rebuilding local economies after Covid-19

21.09.20: Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation It’s impossible to switch on the news without hearing about how Covid-19 has affected the economy but what may be less well known is the part that the NHS could pla... more >

Digital prescribing and records introduction boosted by funding

18.09.20: More patients and healthcare staff are set to benefit from single electronic patient records after the UK Government announced £8.7m funding to be shared among seven hospital trusts, in order to introduce digital records and e-prescribing... more >

NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18.09.20: Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and devoting resources to make sure patients facing this new and unknown p... more >

New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17.09.20: Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announcement of the two new labs follows previous plans to also establish testing facilities in Newport and... more >

Need for tech to reduce medication error and improve patient safety

17.09.20: Words provided by Omnicell, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Omnicell UK & Ireland, a leading provider of automated healthcare and medication adherence solutions, hosted a health summit on the eve of World Patient Safet... more >

Care providers to receive more than £500m to protect staff and residents

17.09.20: Social care providers are set to receive an additional £546m funding to bolster infection control measures and help protect residents and staff from coronavirus throughout the winter period. The Infection Control Fund, which was... more >

Patient care to benefit from £150m funding boost

17.09.20: In an effort to carry out upgrades, reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of the winter period, a total of £150m funding is set to be allocated to A&E departments in 25 hospitals across England. Announced by the... more >

RCN: Failure to address nursing shortages puts patients at risk

17.09.20: As healthcare providers mark World Patient Safety Day, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has issued a stark warning that without urgent action to address the shortage of nursing staff across the health and care system, patients and staff are be... more >

Psychological safety in a world of Covid-19

17.09.20: Catherine Harrison, Policy Advisor, NHS Providers As we move into winter amid the prospect of a second wave of Covid-19, the focus on health and care workers’ wellbeing and safety in the run up to this year’s World Patient Safet... more >

New Transformation Director appointed at NHS SBS

16.09.20: NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) have appointed David Shields as its new Transformation Director, who will look to help the organisation deliver on a number of key strategic initiatives. He will support the ongoing digital transformat... more >

NHS launches ‘vital’ staff flu vaccination drive

16.09.20: Senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues across the health and care sectors to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, with the first vaccine deliveries due to start reaching local employers this week. The c... more >

Government urged to tackle public health investment shortfall

16.09.20: The Public Health Medicine Committee Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), Dr Peter English, has called on government to acknowledge the importance of public health, as seen during the coronavirus pandemic, and respond accordingly by d... more >

Personalised care training hub to set new education standards

16.09.20: The launch of the new Personalised Care Institute (PCI), a virtual organisation for evidence-based personalised care training, is set to redefine standards for evidenced-based education and will look to reach 75,000 health and care workers by 20... more >

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Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21/09/2020Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of... more >
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