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Unison sends out strike ballot papers to NHS members

27/08/2014Unison sends out strike ballot papers to NHS members

Following yesterday’s announcement by Unite, that the union had sent ballot papers to its health worker members with regards to strike action over pay, Unison has now dispatched its own papers. According to the union, more than 350,00... 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 wel... read more >

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interviews

Telehealth: the ‘quiet storm’

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

David Morgan is a consultant otolaryngologist and clinical director of ENT Services at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, as well as an associa... more >
How to achieve a financial turnaround

01/08/2014How to achieve a financial turnaround

Stephen Eames, chief executive at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, explains how a major programme of change and using a consultancy has helped de... more >
A lot to complain about

01/08/2014A lot to complain about

There is something deeply wrong with the complaints systems across health and social care, research suggests, with complexity, fragmentation, incon... more >

featured events

International Digital Health and Care Congress Improving health through the use of technology

10 Sep 2014

What is the future for health and social care? Find out at this three-day event that will ...

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Making better decisions on public health spending: Getting to grips with value for money

18 Sep 2014

One-day conference at The King’s Fund! With local authority public health budgets be...

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Realising the potential of primary care: the role of general practice

25 Sep 2014 09:00

This conference is aimed at general practices, and those working in community settings, who are...

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inbox

  • 27/08/2014New Safety Board at Health Education England

    I am so pleased to read HEE forming a Safety Board. I hope this won't be a Board made up of all white members. Roger Kline has clearly written an...
  • 20/08/2014Access to primary care

    I believe that you should look at GPs providing their own out-of-hours services as part of their contract, as they used to do. The red herring of...
  • 13/08/2014GPs and referrals

    I agree with both comments. I currently work for an IT company that deals with the NHS, but not primary care. The feedback we sometimes experience...
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last word

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 >

health service focus

Listen and learn

01/08/2014Listen and learn

The CQC has been determined to listen to the public and NHS staff more, and to ensure their exp... more >
Keeping the pay bill fair

01/08/2014Keeping the pay bill fair

Earlier this year the government refused a 1% pay rise for all nurses in England, as recommended ... more >

latest healthcare news

NMC to introduce new system of checks on overseas nurses

27/08/2014NMC to introduce new system of checks on overseas nurses

Nurses and midwives who complete their training outside Europe will now face new assessments to check their eligibility to work in the UK, under ... more >
GP audit developed to 'prove value' of practice-based minor surgery

27/08/2014GP audit developed to 'prove value' of practice-based minor surgery

A nationwide audit of practice-based minor surgery has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to record, for the firs... more >
Self-harm attempts by mental health patients in NHS on rise – Labour

27/08/2014Self-harm attempts by mental health patients in NHS on rise – Labour

The number of patients self-harming and attempting suicide in NHS mental health units has increased significantly in recent years, new figures su... more >
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