CMO report calls for action to tackle threat of antimicrobial resistance

The Chief Medical Officer has launched the second volume of her annual report, calling for immediate action to tackle the threat of increasing antimicrobial resistance. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the threat of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases … Read more → – CMO report calls for action to tackle threat of antimicrobial resistance

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Department of Health to build ‘Dementia Village’ at Healthcare Innovation Expo

The Department of Health (DH) is hosting a major dementia event at the Healthcare Innovation Expo at ExCeL London on 13 and 14 of March 2013. A dedicated area of the exhibition hall will be devoted to a ‘Dementia Village’ … Read more → – Department of Health to build ‘Dementia Village’ at Healthcare Innovation Expo

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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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