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BMA to sue government over pension changes resulting in ‘huge’ losses

12/03/2019BMA to sue government over pension changes resulting in ‘huge’ losses

The British Medical Association (BMA) is to sue the government on behalf of thousands of doctors who have claimed they have been forced to join a pension scheme that will result in “huge fi... more >
NHS reveals plans to scrap  four-hour A&E target to focus on quality

11/03/2019NHS reveals plans to scrap four-hour A&E target to focus on quality

The NHS has unveiled plans to overhaul its four-hour A&E target and announced it will trial new “rapid care measures” which will prioritise treating the most extreme cases quicker... more >
Sussex trust faces ‘unlimited fine’ after failing in care of suicidal teenager

07/03/2019Sussex trust faces ‘unlimited fine’ after failing in care of suicidal teenager

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care to a 19-year-old who died under its supervision, and could now face an unprecedented fine following a cr... more >

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Patient given ‘medical air’ in Reading hospital ‘never event’

18/03/2019Patient given ‘medical air’ in Reading hospital ‘never event’

An investigation into a reported ‘never event’ found that a patient was given ‘medical air’ instead of oxygen during their care at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH). ... more >
Top nurse to lead new integrated care group in Nottinghamshire

18/03/2019Top nurse to lead new integrated care group in Nottinghamshire

A top nurse has been appointed to lead a new health partnership in Nottinghamshire described as an alliance of NHS providers, commissioners, and local authorities. Rachel Munton has been cho... more >
Trust names new senior leadership team and appoints CEO and turnaround director

18/03/2019Trust names new senior leadership team and appoints CEO and turnaround director

A troubled acute trust has appointed a new senior leadership team including a new chief executive and a ‘turnaround director’. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals... more >
Focusing on hand injury prevention would ensure vital benefits for the public and the NHS

18/03/2019Focusing on hand injury prevention would ensure vital benefits for the public and the NHS

Ian McNab, consultant orthopaedic hand surgeon and council member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, outlines how a focus on prevention to hand injury could wider benefits for the NH... more >
Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

18/03/2019Old lock, new key? Sizing up the NHS Long-Term Plan

Tom McCarthy, managing partner at Niche, sizes up the NHS Long-Term Plan. “It's the economy, stupid,” was coined by Bill Clinton’s election strategist, James Carville, in 1... more >
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Focusing on hand injury prevention would ensure vital benefits for the public and the NHS

18/03/2019Focusing on hand injury prevention would ensure vital benefits for the public and the NHS

Ian McNab, consultant orthopaedic hand surgeon and council member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, outlines how a focus on prevention to hand injury could wider benefits for the NHS and general public. The NHS Long-Term Plan, released earlier this year, highlights how the pr... more >
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A Critical Moment for the NHS

07/03/2019A Critical Moment for the NHS

As part of our guest blog series, chief ... more >
Do you know if you’re an alcoholic?

06/03/2019Do you know if you’re an alcoholic?

With around 1,500 alcohol-related hospital st... more >
Maximising volunteer potential in hospitals

14/02/2019Maximising volunteer potential in hospitals

Sam Ward, director of commissioned services a... more >
ICO: Cyber security and the NHS

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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 >