Tagged: Andrew Lansley

Extra money to help people leaving hospital

The Department of Health is making an extra £150 million available to local authorities to help people leave hospital more quickly and receive care at home, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. The extra money will be spent on social … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

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Patient champions receive funding boost

The future local champions for patients and the public have been given a £3.5m funding boost, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley announced today. From next year, an additional £3.2m will be made available to local authorities to establish … Read more → – Patient champions receive funding boost

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1st Director of Nursing for public health announced

The top nursing post for public health, which will provide leadership to the workforce and help the public to live healthy lives was announced today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Professor Viv Bennett has been appointed as Director of Nursing … Read more → – 1st Director of Nursing for public health announced

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Choose the best GP for you

Patients in parts of London, Manchester and Nottingham will be able to register or receive a consultation with a GP practice of their choice under plans announced today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Busy commuters will benefit the most from … Read more → – Choose the best GP for you

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Lansley launches free whistleblowing helpline service

NHS and social care staff who have concerns about patient care will be able to access a new, free whistleblowing helpline from the 1 January, Health Secretary Andrew said today. The launch means that, for the first time, the helpline … Read more → – Lansley launches free whistleblowing helpline service

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NHS on track to deliver savings to reinvest in care

Second report of financial year published The official report on NHS performance shows the NHS is on track to deliver up to £5.9bn savings this financial year whilst maintaining or improving quality of services. Every penny saved will be reinvested … Read more → – NHS on track to deliver savings to reinvest in care

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Snow wardens, winter workers and community angels to help with shopping and heating homes

£20 million Government funding to help people in the cold weather Tens of thousands of people across the country will get help during the cold weather following 163 successful proposals from councils for a share of £20 million of Government … Read more → – Snow wardens, winter workers and community angels to help with shopping and heating homes

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More NHS funding to drive improvement

£91.6 billion to go direct to frontline NHS Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today announced that the NHS will get a funding boost of over £2.5 billion to provide services for patients in 2012-13. Next year, £91.6 billion will go direct … Read more → – More NHS funding to drive improvement

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£150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

1,500 patients a year to get new “Cancer Laser” treatment Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to invest up to £150 million in procuring a new cutting-edge ‘proton beam therapy’ radiotherapy cancer service.  Proton beam therapy (PBT) is … Read more → – £150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

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Ambulance handovers

The BBC has claimed that ambulances are facing delays when they take patients to hospital, and that some hospitals are taking longer than 15 minutes to take charge of patients in over half of cases. In response, Health Secretary Andrew … Read more → – Ambulance handovers

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