Monthly Archives: February 2013

Results of the 2012 NHS staff survey published

The results of the 2012 NHS staff survey have been published today. A total of 202,000 NHS staff were invited to participate by postal questionnaire. Responses were received from 101,000 staff, a response rate of 50% (compared to 53.7% in … Read more → – Results of the 2012 NHS staff survey published

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New powers to check language skills of doctors

New checks are being introduced to make sure all doctors who work for the NHS can speak English well enough to treat patients. The checks are detailed in the government response to the House of Commons Health Committee Report ’2012 … Read more → – New powers to check language skills of doctors

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Friends and Family Test to start April 2013

From 1 April, all patients in acute inpatient hospital wards and A&E departments across the country will be offered the opportunity to complete a ‘Friends and Family Test’. The test is being introduced to allow patients to feed back their … Read more → – Friends and Family Test to start April 2013

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GP and Practice Team Bulletin: February 2013

Welcome to the February 2013 edition of the GP and Practice Team Bulletin. In this edition Dame Barbara Hakin reflects on the full report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry published earlier this month. News highlights include … Read more → – GP and Practice Team Bulletin: February 2013

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Prime Minister responds to Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry report

The Prime Minister has responded in Parliament to the final report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry Read the response Read the DH response Read the letters to NHS leaders from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS … Read more → – Prime Minister responds to Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry report

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