Dr Foster report questions operation and mortality rates

The recent Dr Foster review has highlighted mortality rates and operation ‘rationing’ as areas of concern at NHS hospital trusts.

CCGs air views in first major survey

NHS Clinical Commissioners have released the largely positive results of the first major organisational survey since the inception of CCGs.

NHS Pension Scheme opened up to private sector

Private companies are to gain access to the NHS Pension Scheme as the government seeks to ‘level the playing field’.

CQC to include GPs on every inspection

The CQC plans to incorporate GPs into every inspection to overcome ‘flaws’ in the process.

HIV care ‘going backwards’ in new NHS, warn specialists

A recent survey by the British HIV Association (BHIVA) raised concerns over the standard of HIV care and the impact that NHS reorganisation is having on the services and treatment available to those with HIV.
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UK Rare Diseases Strategy promises to upgrade R&D and treatment

The UK’s first national strategy for the treatment of rare diseases promises individual care plans, specialised clinical centres and a boost to genomic research.
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Austerity is blinding UK patients

Patients are losing their sight because NHS eye clinics are “shamefully” understaffed and lack the capacity to meet increasing patient needs, according to the RNIB.
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Doctors could face jail for ‘wilful neglect’

Under new laws, doctors and nurses who “wilfully neglect” patients could face prison.
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GP contract changes bring back ‘family doctor’

Recently agreed changes to GP contracts aim to bring back the ‘family doctor’ and reduce paperwork pressure on GPs.
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NHS England to reclassify A&E services

NHS England is to reclassify A&E departments into two tiers, for serious and non-serious emergencies, to ease pressure on services.

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