Category list : Health white paper
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Public rating of care homes plannedSubscription
Members of the public will be able to rate care homes for the elderly on a new website under plans being developed by the government.
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A tool to identify falling care qualitySubscription
A safety trigger tool was developed so individual wards could anticipate where standards may start to deteriorate and therefore act to prevent care failures occurring
GPs used NHS commissioning surplus to fund basic practice costs and alternative medicineSubscription
GPs have been able to boost their take-home pay by using commissioning funds rather than their general contractors’ income to buy basic medical equipment and fund practice refurbishments, an investigation by Nursing Times’ sister title has revealed.
Chief nursing officer to extend tenureSubscription
The chief nursing officer for England has confirmed she will stay on in the post till October.
Health inequalities and variations in NHS care quality could worsen if the role of nurses in GP consortia commissioning is not written into the Health and Social Care Bill 2011, the head of the Royal College of Nursing warned MPs this week.
Venous thromoembolism (VTE) is a major patient safety issue for hospitals. Preventative measures should be implemented to reduce its associated morbidity and mortality.
Health white paper lacked 'credible plan'Subscription
The Commons health committee has strongly criticised the government’s approach to NHS reform - particularly its “surprise” announcement of the abolition of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities.
Lansley defends move to GP commissioningSubscription
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has said most NHS commissioning decisions already involve doctors and nurses working in primary care, in defence of his reform agenda.
Consultants 'will require more overtime pay'Subscription
Plans to ramp up commercialisation in the NHS will lead to more money being paid out in overtime as trusts are unable to plan for the future, consultants have warned.