Tagged: Lord Howe

Government unveils healthcare sector export champion

Healthcare UK, the new organisation set up to promote Britain’s world leading healthcare sector to international customers, will be launched in the Middle East at a major international trade show this month. In a joint initiative between the Department of … Read more → – Government unveils healthcare sector export champion

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Government backs businesses with £5 million funding boost

The Department of Health has today announced £5 million of funding for businesses to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people at the end of their … Read more → – Government backs businesses with £5 million funding boost

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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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Additional safeguards put in place to protect patients

A consultation on new measures that will protect the services that patients need was launched today. The Health Special Administration consultation published today sets out how safeguards to protect the services that patients need will be extended to NHS services … Read more → – Additional safeguards put in place to protect patients

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Over 90 per cent of patients satisfied with NHS 111

A study into the initial NHS 111 pilot sites has found that 92 per cent of callers are satisfied or very satisfied with the service, Health Minister, Lord Howe, announced today. The new NHS 111 service, which means patients can … Read more → – Over 90 per cent of patients satisfied with NHS 111

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Spit and polish for the new dental contract

Spitting may be considered an unpleasant habit – but in terms of healthy teeth it can make a world of difference to your smile. Dentists across the country are advising patients to think about their dental hygiene habits as part … Read more → – Spit and polish for the new dental contract

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Health Research Authority to take role in research access to patient data

The Health Research Authority will host transparent expert advice to support decisions on access to personal health information, the Department of Health announced today.  All research applications needing access to identifiable patient information without consent require Health Secretary approval, when … Read more → – Health Research Authority to take role in research access to patient data

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The future of specialised services outlined in report

A report published today has set out recommendations on which health services treating rare and uncommon conditions should be nationally commissioned from April 2013. Health services which treat rare and uncommon conditions and illnesses, like AIDs, cleft lips and rare … Read more → – The future of specialised services outlined in report

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New fund will boost digital innovation

Up to £99,000 will be available for NHS organisations that come up with new digital services that improve patient care and help share information more easily across the NHS, the Department of Health announced today. The Information Sharing Challenge Fund … Read more → – New fund will boost digital innovation

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Physiotherapists and podiatrists set to gain prescribing powers

Patients could benefit from faster access to medicines such as pain relief and anti-inflammatories thanks to proposed new prescribing powers for advanced practitioner physiotherapists and podiatrists, Lord Howe announced today. Once suitably trained, physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK would … Read more → – Physiotherapists and podiatrists set to gain prescribing powers

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