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GPs too overstretched for 12-hour, seven-day access – RCGP

01/10/2014GPs too overstretched for 12-hour, seven-day access – RCGP

The GP workforce is too overstretched to deliver all the prime minister’s ambitious plans to deliver more flexible access to every patient by 2020, the Royal College of General Practitioner... more >
Up to 200 ‘dangerous’ GP surgeries could face closure – CQC

30/09/2014Up to 200 ‘dangerous’ GP surgeries could face closure – CQC

Up to 200 GP surgeries across England could face closure or being put in special measures for providing potentially ‘dangerous care’ to patients, according to Professor Steve Field, t... more >
Cameron promises seven-day GP access by 2020

30/09/2014Cameron promises seven-day GP access by 2020

The prime minister has promised that everyone in England will have access to GP services seven days a week by 2020, if his party wins the next general election.  In his speech to the Co... more >
Children’s public health commissioning switches to councils a year today

01/10/2014Children’s public health commissioning switches to councils a year today

Public health commissioning responsibilities ... more >
RCM votes to strike for the first time in its history

01/10/2014RCM votes to strike for the first time in its history

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has voted... more >
GPs too overstretched for 12-hour, seven-day access – RCGP

01/10/2014GPs too overstretched for 12-hour, seven-day access – RCGP

The GP workforce is too overstretched to deli... more >
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RCN Joint Representatives Conference

02/10/2014 12:00 - 03/10/2014 16:00

Applications are invited from RCN accredited representatives to attend the second 2014 UK Joint Representatives’ conference at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on 2&3 October.

RCGP Annual Conference

02/10/2014 - 04/10/2014

The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the ACC, Liverpool, 2-4 October 2014. The theme is 'Futureproof: resilience in practice', how can we or how are we working towards strong, resilient general practice for the future, providing the best possible practice and outcomes for patients?

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RCN Joint Representatives Conference

02/10/2014 12:00 - 03/10/2014 16:00

Applications are invited from RCN accredited representatives to attend the second 2014 UK Joint Representatives’ conference at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on 2&3 October.

RCGP Annual Conference

02/10/2014 - 04/10/2014

The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the ACC, Liverpool, 2-4 October 2014. The theme is 'Futureproof: resilience in practice', how can we or how are we working towards strong, resilient general practice for the future, providing the best possible practice and outcomes for patients?

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RCGP Annual Conference

02/10/2014 - 04/10/2014

The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the ACC, Liverpool, 2-4 October 2014. The theme is 'Futureproof: resilience in practice', how can we or how are we working towards strong, resilient general practice for the future, providing the best possible practice and outcomes for patients?

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Healthcare Estates 2014

07/10/2014 - 08/10/2014

Healthcare Estates is a unique event that consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference, Awards Dinner and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. This year, Healthcare Estates takes place on 7 – 8 October at the Manchester Central venue in the heart of Manchester.

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Healthcare Estates 2014

07/10/2014 - 08/10/2014

Healthcare Estates is a unique event that consists of the prestigious IHEEM Annual Conference, Awards Dinner and the UK’s largest trade exhibition for the sector. This year, Healthcare Estates takes place on 7 – 8 October at the Manchester Central venue in the heart of Manchester.

Social investment funding for a sustainable NHS

08/10/2014 12:00 - 16:30

Like health and social care systems across the world, the NHS is facing one of the greatest challenges in its history – to meet rising demand for care with apparently less resource. The mantra 'more for less' has grown in volume as policy makers and key opinion leaders design ways to address the challenge.

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Performance management in health and public services

10/10/2014

This interactive workshop at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will enable you to learn more about the controversial area of performance management including strategy mapping, the Balanced Scorecard and the Public Sector Scorecard. The latter is an outcome-focussed performance management framework based on a culture of improvement, innovation and learning rather than a top-down blame culture. It has been used in healthcare in Canada, Chile, China, Saudi Arabia and South Africa as well as in Europe. The workshop will include several in-depth case studies and participants will be encouraged to apply the concepts to their own organisations or departments. The worksop will be led by Max Moullin, author of the book Delivering Excellence in Health and Social Care and an experienced workshop facilitator and plenary speaker.

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Reducing hospital length of stay

14/10/2014 10:00 - 16:00

There is still a significant opportunity to improve hospital lengths of stay (LoS) through improvements in internal processes and the development of alternative services. There is often significant variation in LoS, even for patients with similar conditions, and wide variations in the proportion of patients with extended stays, suggesting that improvements could be made to reduce LoS.

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RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner forum conference

17/10/2014 09:00 - 16:30

The ANP forum conference will give delegates an opportunity to engage and contribute to the dialogue on the professional issues of revalidation, leadership and identity for ANP’s.

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New EU rules to benefit NHS research

01/10/2014New EU rules to benefit NHS research

Since the introduction of the EU Clinical Trials Directive 10 years ago there has been a dramatic drop in the number of clinical trials with EU, and UK, involvement. However, it is hoped this will soon change with the introduction of new EU law on clinical trials – which came into fo... more >
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Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

28/09/2014Big data helping speech recognition become mainstream

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The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

28/09/2014The Friends & Family Test: challenges and opportunities

Andrew MacPherson, managing director of The S... more >
‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

28/09/2014‘Don’t rubbish doctors for not always acting like managers’

Peter Lees, medical director and former found... more >
FFT must not create bureaucratic burdens for GPs

28/09/2014FFT must not create bureaucratic burdens for GPs

Dr Maureen Baker, chair of the Royal College of... more >

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Should CCGs let providers determine the local estate strategy?

28/09/2014Should CCGs let providers determine the local estate strategy?

Who is best placed to drive estate strategy i... more >
Making hospital and health system consolidations work

28/09/2014Making hospital and health system consolidations work

Healthcare experts Jonathan Pearson, Colin Lewr... more >
Paying for performance in the NHS – what can we learn from the latest evidence?

28/09/2014Paying for performance in the NHS – what can we learn from the latest evidence?

Ruth McDonald, professor of governance and publ... more >

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28/09/2014You can’t please everyone

Healthier Together – the service reconfiguration plan for Greater Manchester – is not unique. We’ve heard many of the same concerns before when it comes to change in the NHS. Suspicion and distrust from some quarters; cries of ‘why not just invest more everywhere?’ from others; picking apart the process of the consultation from yet others, trying to find a loophole or technicality that invalidates the whole programme. Some don’t like the way the... read more >

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Time government got a grip on regulation

Time government got a grip on regulation

Paula Slater chairs the Alliance for Patient Safety, which represents the voluntary registers for clinical physiologists, cardiothoracic surgical assistants, ophthalmology and vision technologists, clinical technologists, clinical perfusionists ... more > more last word articles >

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