Patients to get better care from healthcare assistants

New review will look at how healthcare and care assistants will be better trained and supported A new independent review will look at how the training and support of healthcare and care assistants can be strengthened so they give better … Read more → – Patients to get better care from healthcare assistants

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Independent review invites public to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway

Members of the public are invited to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway for Dying Patients (LCP), both good and bad, as part of the review being chaired by Senior Rabbi and Crossbench Peer, Baroness Julia Neuberger. Their … Read more → – Independent review invites public to share their experiences of the Liverpool Care Pathway

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Stuart Ralston confirmed as new Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines

Stuart Ralston has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), Lord Howe, Health Minister announced today. The CHM advises on matters relating to the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines as well as the … Read more → – Stuart Ralston confirmed as new Chair of the Commission on Human Medicines

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12 February 2013, Jeremy Hunt, Reform, An NHS that treats people as individuals

Thank you, Andrew [Haldenby, Director, Reform]. A central tenet of the medical profession is to ‘first, do no harm’. Last week, Robert Francis published his report on the culture of the NHS in the wake of the disaster of Mid … Read more → – 12 February 2013, Jeremy Hunt, Reform, An NHS that treats people as individuals

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Landmark reform to help elderly with care costs

The Coalition Government is today announcing unprecedented support for the elderly in paying for their long-term care costs. As part of the Mid-Term Review, the Government is introducing major, long-term reform that will mean no one who has worked hard … Read more → – Landmark reform to help elderly with care costs

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Department of Health statement – Horsemeat

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said: “We are working closely with the FSA and DEFRA to investigate how horsemeat got into the UK food chain. There is nothing to suggest a safety risk to consumers who may have eaten … Read more → – Department of Health statement – Horsemeat

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Drinkers can underestimate alcohol habits

Some people could be underestimating their alcohol intake by as much as 40 per cent, according to new figures the Department of Health published today. The snapshot into the nation’s drinking habits come as this year’s Change4life TV ad campaign … Read more → – Drinkers can underestimate alcohol habits

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Department of Health Commits to Reconnecting with Patients in Response to Francis Inquiry

The Department of Health today committed to a renewed focus on putting patients at the centre of everything it does in light of the findings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. Reflecting on Robert Francis’s recommendations, Department … Read more → – Department of Health Commits to Reconnecting with Patients in Response to Francis Inquiry

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Deadline Approaches for NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims

Deadline Approaches for NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims People who believe they should have an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding are being reminded that they should apply soon. The deadline is 31st March 2013. If you or a … Read more → – Deadline Approaches for NHS Continuing Healthcare Claims

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South London Healthcare NHS Trust to be dissolved by 1 October 2013

The most financially challenged NHS Trust in England is to be dissolved by October 2013 to address the risk it carries for ongoing patient care and the pressure it is placing on other parts of the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy … Read more → – South London Healthcare NHS Trust to be dissolved by 1 October 2013

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