Tagged: Simon Burns

Winter surge in patients going online for trusted health information

There has been a record surge in people going online for trusted health information and advice over the winter period, according to new figures from NHS Choices and NHS Direct. Daily visits to the NHS Choices website from October to … Read more → – Winter surge in patients going online for trusted health information

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New designs help to combat bugs in hospitals

Four new bedside furniture designs to reduce healthcare associated infections were made available today for the NHS to purchase after testing showed positive patient and staff feedback. Trialled on wards in eight hospitals across England, the new designs for a … Read more → – New designs help to combat bugs in hospitals

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PAC report on buying equipment

A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claims that the Department of Health is not achieving best value for money when it purchases high value equipment, due to trusts not co-operating to buy equipment such as scanners jointly to … Read more → – PAC report on buying equipment

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LINk’s annual report published 2010-11

On Wednesday 19 October the Department published the summary of its analysis of the 2010-11 LINks’ Annual Reports (Local Involvement Networks). Health Minister Simon Burns said: “This report shows that Local Involvement Networks (LINks) are continuing to grow and that … Read more → – LINk’s annual report published 2010-11

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Summary Care Record to benefit millions of patients with long term conditions, say patient groups

A year on from a Ministerial review that confirmed the importance of  Summary Care Records in supporting urgent and emergency care, patient groups are advocating its use to improve care for the millions of people with long term conditions they … Read more → – Summary Care Record to benefit millions of patients with long term conditions, say patient groups

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Government strategy for surplus land published

The Department has published its strategy to accelerate the release of public sector land to help local communities and the NHS and follows David Flory’s letter to the service on 22 July. The initiative was announced on 8 June 2011 … Read more → – Government strategy for surplus land published

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Reform report on hospitals

A report from the think tank Reform by Professor Paul Corrigan has claimed that up to 40 hospitals will fail by 2013 without radical reform of their working practices, and that Britain could face a £5bn bill to rescue the … Read more → – Reform report on hospitals

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More help for our heroes

New free support service launched for veterans, serving personnel and their families UK servicemen and women, veterans and their families will, from today, have access to specialised help from the award-winning online support network – Big White Wall. This is … Read more → – More help for our heroes

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Referral to Treatment statistics for June 2011

Today the Department of Health has published Referral to Treatment (RTT) statistics for June 2011. Health Minister Simon Burns said: “Average waiting times are low and remain stable. The vast majority of patients still receive treatment within 18 weeks. “We … Read more → – Referral to Treatment statistics for June 2011

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