Monthly Archives: May 2013

£260 million invested in patient safety plans

In response to the Francis Report, which called on the NHS to make better use of technology to improve safe, effective care, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new £260 million fund for Hospitals. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: … Read more → – £260 million invested in patient safety plans

Implementing a ban on age discrimination in the NHS – Free learning event for providers

From October 2012, all public bodies including providers of NHS services have had a duty to eliminate unlawful age discrimination. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, Age UK and Department of Health are running a free learning event on Thursday … Read more → – Implementing a ban on age discrimination in the NHS – Free learning event for providers

EU directive on patients’ rights to healthcare in other European countries

This is a consultation on the government’s suggestions for implementing the EU Directive 2011/24/EU. This directive concerns patients’ rights to cross-border healthcare in other member states of the European Economic Area. We are seeking views on: centralising cross-border administration at … Read more → – EU directive on patients’ rights to healthcare in other European countries

The Health and Care System Explained

The new health and care system became fully operational on 1 April to deliver the ambitions set out in the Health and Social Care Act. NHS England, Public Health England, the NHS Trust Development Authority and Health Education England have … Read more → – The Health and Care System Explained

Value Based Healthcare Conference

HFMA, in partnership with Monitor, will be hosting a one day conference on 12th September 2013 on delivering value based healthcare. This conference will cover the key elements of value based healthcare; the need to think about healthcare delivery in … Read more → – Value Based Healthcare Conference

Electronic Document Management in Healthcare Conference

This one day conference focuses on a practical guide to delivering electronic document management in your organisation as part of the drive to become paperless by 2017, and will begin with an opening address by Professor Jonathan Kay, Clinical Informatics … Read more → – Electronic Document Management in Healthcare Conference

Putting Patients First: NHS England’s Business Plan 2013/14 – 2015/16

NHS England’s business plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16, called Putting Patients First, explains how they will deliver their mandate from the Government and ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. The plan describes an 11 point scorecard which NHS England … Read more → – Putting Patients First: NHS England’s Business Plan 2013/14 – 2015/16

Friends and Family Test rolled out across England

Every patient visiting A&E or staying in hospital overnight will be asked whether they would recommend the service they used to their friends and family. Results of the  Friends and Family Test will be published on NHS Choices allowing the … Read more → – Friends and Family Test rolled out across England

Public Health England priorities for 2013-2014

On 1 April 2013, Public Health England went live, bringing together a wide range of organisations and functions into a single body. These include the Health Protection Agency, Public Health Observatories, National Treatment Agency, UK National Screening Committees, Cancer and … Read more → – Public Health England priorities for 2013-2014

Electronic Prescribing in Hospitals Conference

This conference looks at moving forward with Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) in a hospital setting as part of becoming paperless. Dr Masood Nazir, Clinical Informatics Advisor, NHS England will open by discussing where Electronic Prescribing fits into Electronic … Read more → – Electronic Prescribing in Hospitals Conference