Category list : Earl Howe
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A UK-wide strategy has been launched to help build understanding of rare diseases and boost research to find effective treatments.
A new legal duty on the NHS to tell patients about care mistakes looks set to be limited to organisations rather than individuals, and may also be restricted to serious incidents.
Duty of candour moves closer with bill amendmentSubscription
The government has paved the way for the introduction of a duty of candour through an amendment to the Care Bill – but the key question of when the duty would apply has been left open.
A new group will look at the barriers that prevent the NHS from functioning as a seven-day service, offering procedures such as day surgery at weekends.
Anne Milton replaced as minister for nursingSubscription
Nursing minister Anne Milton lost her job in the Cabinet reshuffle.
Bill amendment on HCA regulation withdrawn Subscription
Baroness Emerton has withdrawn an amendment to the health bill, which would have brought in statutory regulation for healthcare assistants, to the disappointment of nursing unions.
The government has said it is “extremely sympathetic” to proposed amendments to the health bill that would compel national bodies to promote training for nurses and other healthcare staff.
Pressure is mounting on ministers to consider statutory regulation of healthcare assistants after the chair of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry revealed it was top of his list of concerns.
Nurses 'integral' to pain management servicesSubscription
Services for sufferers of chronic pain vary hugely across the country with a fifth of primary care trusts not providing any services at all, new research has shown.
See ideas at Expo, says HoweSubscription
Health minister Earl Howe has urged nurses to join NHS managers and other clinicians at the Healthcare Innovation Expo next month.