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NHS and Department of Health update on Savile investigations

The Department of Health and NHS are publishing terms of reference for the investigations into the abuse by Jimmy Savile it was announced today. Details on how victims or witnesses can contact the investigations have also been released, alongside helplines … Read more → – NHS and Department of Health update on Savile investigations

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NHS will have to admit to patient safety failures

New contractual duty for commissioning contracts will drive more open NHS culture New rules to toughen transparency in NHS organisations and increase patient confidence have been announced today by the Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter. From April 2013, the NHS … Read more → – NHS will have to admit to patient safety failures

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Health Red Tape Challenge Launched

People are being invited to give their ideas on how to remove excessive burdens and reduce bureaucracy across the health and social care sector, to give health professionals more time to care for patients, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced … Read more → – Health Red Tape Challenge Launched

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Anna Bradley confirmed as Chair of Healthwatch England

Anna Bradley has been appointed as Chair of Healthwatch England. She is also being appointed as a member of the board of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Healthwatch is the new consumer champion for health and social care inEngland. It … Read more → – Anna Bradley confirmed as Chair of Healthwatch England

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Almost £3.5 billion spending increase on front line services

The NHS has saved £1.5 billion since last year by cutting the number of managers, and reducing expenditure on wasteful IT projects.    Spending on frontline NHS services has increased by £3.4 billion (or 3.5%) in cash terms compared to … Read more → – Almost £3.5 billion spending increase on front line services

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Making medical tests work for you: Offering patients more choice

For the first time, patients will now have more choice about where, when and how they receive some of the most common medical tests. New proposals published today outline how patients will be able to choose where they receive essential … Read more → – Making medical tests work for you: Offering patients more choice

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Unite day of industrial action over NHS pensions

The union Unite has voted to stage a day of industrial action on 10th May over planned changes to the NHS pension scheme. Health Minister Simon Burns said: “The NHS and those working in the health service should never take … Read more → – Unite day of industrial action over NHS pensions

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Government issues call for surgical research bids

Researchers across the country have until 25th May to make funding bids for surgical research projects, the Government has announced today. All areas of scientific activity relevant to surgery will be considered by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). … Read more → – Government issues call for surgical research bids

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Statistical press notice: NHS cancelled elective operations, quarter ending 31 December 2011

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: NHS cancelled elective operations, quarter ending 31 December 2011 The key points from the latest release are: • During the quarter ending 31 December 2011, 14,683 operations were cancelled at … Read more → – Statistical press notice: NHS cancelled elective operations, quarter ending 31 December 2011

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Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: Latest monthly hospital activity events (up to and including December 2011) The main findings compare the year to date (YTD) to December 2011/12 to the same period in 2010/11.  … Read more → – Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

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