Doctors and nurses to help protect vulnerable children

Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter announced today. The Minister has given the green light for work on the system to begin in … Read more → – Doctors and nurses to help protect vulnerable children

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Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant

Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant Under a deal unveiled today by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, the Department of Health will pay around £80 million over 10 years to the Thalidomide Trust through an annual grant, which … Read more → – Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant

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Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

A review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services was announced today by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. The review will be led by National Clinical Director for Pathology Dr Ian Barnes and will scrutinise NHS arrangements … Read more → – Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

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Doctors’ contracts fit for the 21st century

The Government has today published two independent reports about doctors’ contracts. The reports commissioned by the Government highlight the need to change doctors’ current contracts, both for consultants and for junior doctors, to make them fit for purpose to support … Read more → – Doctors’ contracts fit for the 21st century

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Bumpbook – are mums sharing the right information?

  The Department of Health distributes two million free booklets to support mums and give them the right information during pregnancy   Findings from a joint survey from parenting site Netmums and the Department of Health’s Start4Life campaign have lifted … Read more → – Bumpbook – are mums sharing the right information?

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More control given to councils to scrutinise changes to local healthcare

  New measures coming in to force in April 2013 will mean that any changes to the local healthcare services will be more locally led and transparent to patients.   The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will set up … Read more → – More control given to councils to scrutinise changes to local healthcare

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Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: Latest monthly hospital activity events (up to and including October 2012) The main findings compare the year to date (YTD) to October 2012/13 to the same period in 2011/12.  … Read more → – Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

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Statistical Press notice: PIP breast implants

  The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:   Latest monthly PIP implant data (covering the period 6th January to 30th November 2012)   This release covers two monthly data collections monitoring the “NHS Offer” for … Read more → – Statistical Press notice: PIP breast implants

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More choice in mental health

For the first time, people who use mental health services will get more choice about where and how they get their condition treated in the NHS. This is a part of a number of measures put forward by the Department … Read more → – More choice in mental health

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David Haslam confirmed as Chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

David Haslam has today been confirmed as Chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Professor David Haslam is currently the National Clinical Adviser to the Care Quality Commission, Chair of the NICE Evidence Accreditation Advisory Board … Read more → – David Haslam confirmed as Chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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