Giving birth on the NHS can be a ‘truly shocking’ experience warns the CQC after a maternity care survey reports patients were bullied and abandoned.
The Department of Health is proposing changes to the Health Act to “reduce burdens” on CCGs and ease the process of joint commissioning.
The recent Dr Foster review has highlighted mortality rates and operation ‘rationing’ as areas of concern at NHS hospital trusts.
NHS Clinical Commissioners have released the largely positive results of the first major organisational survey since the inception of CCGs.
Private companies are to gain access to the NHS Pension Scheme as the government seeks to ‘level the playing field’.
The CQC plans to incorporate GPs into every inspection to overcome ‘flaws’ in the process.
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.
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.
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.
Under new laws, doctors and nurses who “wilfully neglect” patients could face prison.