Statistical press notice: NHS Inpatient and outpatient events

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting: elective admission events occurring during the quarter ending 31 December 2012 The figures for a quarter can be affected by the number of working … Read more → – Statistical press notice: NHS Inpatient and outpatient events

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Statistical press notice: Monthly critical care beds, cancelled urgent operations and delayed transfers of care data, England – January 2013

Statistical press notice: Monthly critical care beds, cancelled urgent operations and delayed transfers of care data, England –  January 2013  The main findings for January 2013 were:  Critical Care Beds   There were 3,785 adult critical care beds available with … Read more → – Statistical press notice: Monthly critical care beds, cancelled urgent operations and delayed transfers of care data, England – January 2013

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The King’s Fund’s Anna Dixon to join Department of Health

Dr Anna Dixon, currently Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, will join the Department of Health in early May to take up the position of Director of Quality and Strategy and Chief Analyst. Anna has been with The King’s … Read more → – The King’s Fund’s Anna Dixon to join Department of Health

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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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