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Burnham: hospitals outdated for ageing patient Subscription
NHS hospitals are designed for the needs of the previous century and are in danger of being of being overwhelmed by the needs of older patients, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has warned.
It was a nurse who shadow health secretary Andy Burnham credited as giving him his “penny drop moment” in his strategy to integrate health and social care budgets (see news page 5).
Commons row over NHS nurse numbersSubscription
Falling nurse numbers demonstrate neither patients nor the NHS are safe under the coalition, Labour has claimed.
The Labour Party has named 31 hospitals it claims are looking to reduce NHS staff terms and conditions ahead of a debate in the House of Commons later today.
Row over 'pay cartel' reaches parliamentSubscription
MPs are due to debate the threat of regional pay to the NHS and the actions of the South West “pay cartel” this week, in a move designed to spark action from the government.
Burnham vows to repeal Health ActSubscription
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has promised to repeal the controversial Health and Social Care Act should Labour win the next election in 2015.
RCN slams indecision on social care fundingSubscription
Plans to overhaul the social care system in England outlined today have been dismissed as “cold comfort” by the Royal College of Nursing.
Labour has proposed providing free social care to patients with a terminal illness and ending means testing, the party announced yesterday.
Over 2,000 NHS staff and campaigners heard health service leaders, including key nursing figures, denounce the health bill at a rally in Westminster last night.
White paper ‘underestimates nurses’Subscription
Nurses’ lack of visibility in the health white paper will create “real problems”, Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter has predicted.