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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16.01.20: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People...

Over 100,000 NHS patients benefit from new same-day pharmacy service

13.01.20: People dealing with minor illnesses or in need of urgent medicine have recently been seen by local pharmacies, taking mounting pressures off doctors. The Government announced yesterday (Jan 12) that more than 100,000 patients have had appoi...

NHS Providers: More work to do to tackle unfair treatment in NHS

09.01.20: Following the release of a survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) and locally employed (LE) doctors, NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery has called for further work to drive out b...

Health Foundation launches new collaborative communities programme

08.01.20: The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1m programme for developing partnerships within communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to develop health care. The programme titled the...

£40m investment to diminish NHS staff login times

06.01.20: Announced today (Jan 4) by the government, slow login times for NHS staff set to be tackled by a £40 million. NHS staff currently have to log in to numerous computer programmes when tending to a patient, with each programme requiring...

New chair appointed for NHS Confederation

16.12.19: Lord Adebowale CBE has been appointed as the new chair of the NHS confederation. The new position will take effect from April 2020, when he replaces Sir Andrew Cash who has held this position since Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell stood down in Novem...

Ambulance Trust appoints new Chief Executive

13.12.19: East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) has today (Dec 13) appointed Dorothy Hosein as a permanent Chief Executive. The decision comes after an external recruitment process, resulting in the selection of Dorothy, who previously held the pos...

Royal College of Nursing responds to the General Election

13.12.19: The results of the 2019 General Election have been announced today (Dec 13) with a Conservative party majority. Responding to the results, Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing has said pr...

Robotic lung surgery reaches 150 procedure milestone

12.12.19: More than 150 robotic lung surgery operations have been carried out by specialists at NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital. The dedicated thoracic (lung) robot has been assisting surgeons at the heart and lung centre for the past 18 months...

New Centre for Advanced Measurement Research and Health Translation opened

11.12.19: The University of Strathclyde has today (Dec 11) announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Glasgow, supporting innovation in the medicine, food and drink and high-value manufacturing sectors. It comes following a partnership be...

10,000 blood pressure tests rolled out by the British Heart Foundation

10.12.19: Funded by The British Heart Foundation, more than 10,000 people in Cheshire and Merseyside have had their blood pressure tested to raise health awareness. Across the region of Cheshire and Merseyside around 550,000 people are thought to hav...

NHS Providers releases new briefing to overcome workforce challenges

10.12.19: NHS Providers has today (Dec 10) released a bold new briefing on how trusts and system partners can meet local population needs and overcome workforce challenges. According to the NHS Providers’ briefing, making the move to integrated...

NHS Supply Chain appoint new CFO for SCCL management function

09.12.19: NHS Supply Chain have announced the appointment of Colin McCready as chief financial officer of Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the organisation’s management function. Mr McCready will also be appointed as a company dir...

Nuffield Trust: One in four hospital staff born outside of the UK

06.12.19: New statistics analysed by Nuffield Health show that people born outside the UK make up for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of all health and social care staff in the UK. The figures come from the Office for N...

Staff health and wellbeing is the key to ‘Our Health Heroes’ delivering great patient care

05.12.19: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses last week’s Our Health Heroes Awards. We find unsung heroes in all walks of life. Ind...

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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16/01/2020Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People Plan can help achieve this. Throughout my (overlong) career in the NHS, the national policy on... more >
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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >

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