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South Warwickshire trust to ‘collaborate’ with George Eliot

19/08/2014South Warwickshire trust to ‘collaborate’ with George Eliot

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has agreed to work on a “number of projects” to help support the troubled George Eliot Hospital Trust (GEH). Back in December 2013, South Warw... more >
Researchers find more links between obesity and common cancers

18/08/2014Researchers find more links between obesity and common cancers

Having a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) has been linked with an increased risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, writes Alexandra Clarke. More than 12,000 cases of these 10 cancers ... more >
More patients having their say about NHS foundation trust services

15/08/2014More patients having their say about NHS foundation trust services

Approximately 33,000 more people have signed up to have their say on how their local NHS foundation trust is being run, new figures from Monitor have revealed. Data released by the regulator... more >
Most asthma sufferers have a more severe condition than they realise

19/08/2014Most asthma sufferers have a more severe condition than they realise

Despite thinking their condition is under con... more >
NHS complaint records made public

19/08/2014NHS complaint records made public

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsma... more >
South Warwickshire trust to ‘collaborate’ with George Eliot

19/08/2014South Warwickshire trust to ‘collaborate’ with George Eliot

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has agree... more >
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Cuts to mental health services exacerbating sector’s problems – MHF

15/08/2014Cuts to mental health services exacerbating sector’s problems – MHF

Cuts to any services usually make service provision that bit harder and stressful for providers. However, when it comes to mental health – an area which in itself is stressful – the results could be catastrophic. The Mental Health Foundation’s (MHF) director of developmen... more >
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Telehealth: the ‘quiet storm’

01/08/2014Telehealth: the ‘quiet storm’

David Morgan is a consultant otolaryngologist a... more >
How to achieve a financial turnaround

01/08/2014How to achieve a financial turnaround

Stephen Eames, chief executive at Mid Yorkshire... more >
A lot to complain about

01/08/2014A lot to complain about

There is something deeply wrong with the compla... more >
Medical engagement should be integral in NHS cultures

01/08/2014Medical engagement should be integral in NHS cultures

Vijaya Nath, assistant director of leadership d... more >

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Connecting Care for Children: bridging the gap in North West London

01/08/2014Connecting Care for Children: bridging the gap in North West London

John Deverill, director of Integrating Care, di... more >
Widening scope to tackle antimicrobial resistance

01/08/2014Widening scope to tackle antimicrobial resistance

In June the public selected antibiotic resistan... more >

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01/08/2014Don’t shoot the messenger

There’s no doubt that we need both cultural and organisational changes to achieve the improvements that we all want to see in complaints handling in the NHS, and in its treatment of (and encouragement for) whistleblowers. The current system is fragmented and complex, with potentially valuable lessons from complaints often going un-learnt, and a defensive attitude still prevailing too often. Patients and families will obviously welcome simplifications and improvements to the... read more >

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Think before you speak: How to involve the public effectively when reconfiguring NHS services

Think before you speak: How to involve the public effectively when reconfiguring NHS services

The NHS is facing a tumultuous time as rising demand and a squeeze on public funding require hospitals and other providers to do more with less. At the same time, post-Francis and Keogh, there is a huge focus on the quality of care. As NHS bodies ... more > more last word articles >

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