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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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Speech: 13 December, 2011, Andrew Lansley, Britain Against Cancer

Check Against Delivery Thank you John [Baron MP, Chair of the APPG] and thank you again for the opportunity to be at the Britain Against Cancer Conference. For me, this is one of the key events of the year. Bringing … Read more → – Speech: 13 December, 2011, Andrew Lansley, Britain Against Cancer

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King’s Fund on London health trusts

The King’s Fund has published a report which says that health trusts in London are not implementing essential reforms to improve patient safety and that developing money problems mean that two thirds of trusts are to be viable by 2014. … Read more → – King’s Fund on London health trusts

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Atlas maps out variation in NHS

The Government today showed its commitment to improving health outcomes for patients by shining a light on variation in NHS healthcare services. The NHS Atlas of Variation has today been published by the Department of Health to highlight the amount … Read more → – Atlas maps out variation in NHS

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More NHS staff to benefit from NHS pension contribution freeze

Consultation leads to greater protection for lower paid Over half a million extra staff will not need to pay any extra into their pensions next year, the Department of Health announced today. Following a consultation, the threshold for freezing pension … Read more → – More NHS staff to benefit from NHS pension contribution freeze

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Speech: 7 December 2011, Andrew Lansley, A Patient Centred NHS

Thank you, Hugh [Taylor, Chairman of Guy's and St Thomas']. Sometimes, with all of the arguments about modernisation and reform, it’s easy for people to get lost in the detail. To have arguments so brimming with jargon, so riddled with … Read more → – Speech: 7 December 2011, Andrew Lansley, A Patient Centred NHS

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Putting the NHS on the side of patients

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today set out his vision for an NHS that is truly on the side of patients. In a key speech at Guy’s Hospital, he made three major announcements about driving up patient results and giving patients … Read more → – Putting the NHS on the side of patients

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Government boost to world leading UK life science industry

  Three million at-risk patients to receive hi-tech equipment in the home. New £180 million ‘valley of death’ catalyst fund for new medical breakthroughs. Cutting NHS red tape to give patients faster access to drugs. A multi million pound package … Read more → – Government boost to world leading UK life science industry

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Dr Foster publishes annual hospital guide

Dr Foster has published its annual hospital guide, with the main findings focusing on weekend staffing in Accident and Emergency. In response, NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said: “Mortality rates in the NHS are going down, but hospitals … Read more → – Dr Foster publishes annual hospital guide

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International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients

But latest figures show that there is room for improvement in patient care A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative … Read more → – International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients

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