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More NHS workers come out against seven-day working

20/05/2015More NHS workers come out against seven-day working

David Cameron’s plans for a seven-day NHS have come under further fire from healthcare professionals, some of whom describe them as a “fantasy”. In a speech on Monday, the ... more >
People ‘dying without dignity’ and in ‘unnecessary pain’ says Ombudsman

20/05/2015People ‘dying without dignity’ and in ‘unnecessary pain’ says Ombudsman

End-of-life care needs to be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, a new report shows. ‘Dying without dignity’, by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (... more >
Cameron renews pledge for seven-day NHS

18/05/2015Cameron renews pledge for seven-day NHS

Shift changes, not longer working hours, will enable the NHS to deliver a seven-day service, David Cameron has argued. In a speech at a GP surgery in the West Midlands today, the prime minis... more >
Who’s who at the DH

21/05/2015Who’s who at the DH

The new ministerial team at the Department of... more >
Seven-day NHS is a ‘surreal obsession’ – BMA

21/05/2015Seven-day NHS is a ‘surreal obsession’ – BMA

Ministers need to jettison their “polit... more >
Hunt and Burnham to speak at The Commissioning Show

20/05/2015Hunt and Burnham to speak at The Commissioning Show

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt MP and shadow he... more >
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NHS Employers Disability Summit 2015

13/05/2015 09:30 - 16:00

Nearly 1000 disabled staff from across the NHS have taken part in a consultation about what it's like working for the NHS as a disabled member of staff. The free Disability Summit - being held in Leeds during NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week is an opportunity for staff, those with responsibility and interest in advancing workplace disability equality, and leading system thinkers to join together to hear about the key findings, and help to agree next steps

The Second Annual Future of Nursing & Midwifery Conference

13/05/2015

The Future of Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2015 will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and debate how nurses and midwives can renew their focus on high quality, compassionate care.

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Fifth annual NHS leadership and management summit

20/05/2015 08:00 - 17:00

Primary Care and Public Health 2015

20/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

With a highly successful 25 year track record and a refreshingly different approach,Primary Care and Public Health 2015 provides unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for health care professionals working in primary and community care, public, prison and global health. With excellent speakers, hands-on workshops and an exciting exhibition, it will equip you and your colleagues with plenty of examples of best practice and ideas to take back to your work place.

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Primary Care and Public Health 2015

20/05/2015 - 21/05/2015

With a highly successful 25 year track record and a refreshingly different approach,Primary Care and Public Health 2015 provides unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for health care professionals working in primary and community care, public, prison and global health. With excellent speakers, hands-on workshops and an exciting exhibition, it will equip you and your colleagues with plenty of examples of best practice and ideas to take back to your work place.

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Unsocial hours payments key battleground for seven-day NHS

20/05/2015Unsocial hours payments key battleground for seven-day NHS

David Cameron announcing his intention to follow through on his plans for a seven-day NHS has sparked a lot of debate and comment, most of it negative. At a time of mounting deficits and an ever more thinly spread workforce the idea piling on more work, responsibility and cost sounds ridic... more >
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Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

01/04/2015Ambitions far beyond the better care fund

The number of Integrated Care Pioneers has ex... more >
‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

01/04/2015‘We’ll never get £22bn savings by driving Down the Cost of Rubber Gloves’

Lord Carter of Coles, chair of the NHS Procur... more >
Beyond the islands of excellence

01/04/2015Beyond the islands of excellence

Andy McMinn is one of the leading lights in N... more >
The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

01/04/2015The link between trust I.T. maturity and patient mortality

A new study has claimed to find a correlation... more >

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Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Squaring the circle – is competition in healthcare the wrong answer?

Dr Darren Leech, a director at NHS Elect, a members’ network providing high-quality support to in-house management teams, takes a step back to examine the ‘competition question’. Circle Holdings recently decided to withdra... more > more last word articles >