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Government launches new vision for NHS nursing care

A new compassionate caring vision for nurses is launched today at the Chief Nursing Officer’s conference in Manchester. The vision is based around six values – care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment. The vision aims to embed these values, … Read more → – Government launches new vision for NHS nursing care

Personal health budgets announced

Thousands of people around the country could soon have the freedom to design their own NHS care as Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb announced the roll out of personal health budgets today. A personal health budget is an amount … Read more → – Personal health budgets announced

Health Secretary orders review into new rating system for NHS and social care

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today ordered a review of the way that information on NHS and social care services is given to patients and the public. The study will assess the merits of an ‘Ofsted-style’ system of ratings for … Read more → – Health Secretary orders review into new rating system for NHS and social care

Early HIV diagnosis encouraged

The NHS Medical Director, Bruce Keogh, is highlighting the HIV diagnosis campaign being run during National HIV Testing Week, which runs from 23 to 30 November. Bruce Keogh is encouraging all doctors, including GPs, to be alert to the need … Read more → – Early HIV diagnosis encouraged

Adult social care outcomes framework published

The adult social care outcomes framework (ASCOF) for 2013/14 has now been launched by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health. The framework has been strengthened with the addition of new measures and is further aligned with the NHS and … Read more → – Adult social care outcomes framework published