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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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Statistical press notice: Mixed-sex accommodation breach data – January 2013

Main Points This notice presents data on all breaches (i.e. occurrences of unjustified mixing) of the Mixed-Sex Accommodation (MSA) guidance relating to English NHS-funded patients in hospital sleeping accommodation during January 2013. Providers of NHS-funded healthcare reported 398 breaches of … Read more → – Statistical press notice: Mixed-sex accommodation breach data – January 2013

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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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Government pledge to reduce child mortality

A new national pledge to reduce child deaths was announced by the Government today. The new pledge – part of the Government’s response to the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum – is about making drastic improvements to the … Read more → – Government pledge to reduce child mortality

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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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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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Statistical press notice: NHS diagnostics and waiting time activity data December 2012

Diagnostics waiting times and activity – December 2012 Data are published on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests for the month of December 2012.  The key points are: At the end of December 2012, there were 618,000 … Read more → – Statistical press notice: NHS diagnostics and waiting time activity data December 2012

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