Dave West is the Nursing Times and HSJ senior correspondent. For Nursing Times Dave covers children's nursing, midwifery, practice nursing and nurse prescribing. Over at HSJ, Dave focuses on quality and GP commissioning and consortia.
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A Labour government would not instigate a ‘top-down reorganisation’ of the NHS as there would be no ‘mandated… one size fits all model’ for achieving its plan for integrating health and social care, Ed Miliband has told Nursing Times’ sister title, HSJ.
A “new arm of the NHS” in the form of 5,000 “homecare workers” would be created by Labour were the party to win the general election.
Smaller GP practices have fared worse under the Care Quality Commission’s inspections so far because of the “splendid isolation” in which some are operating, the chief inspector of general practice has said.
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- Nurses having limited impact on new commissioning boards
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