Publication: National Health Executive

First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Halt privatisation of NHS services until after election’ – Burnham

29 . 07 .14 Labour’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP has written to NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens urging a ‘pause’ in privatisation of services until after next year’s general election.Burnahm will say in a speech today that “privatisation ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Andy Burnham, NHS, privatise
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Faulty NHS machines leading to deaths

25 . 07 .14 Urgent action must be taken by the NHS to repair faulty medical equipment that has led to the deaths of more than 300 people in 2013 and thousands of people being injured, according to a new report.A review by the Institution of Mechanical ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths with NHS help

24 . 07 .14 A national hospice charity has called on the government to back a programme which aims to reduce the number of people dying in hospitals by 50,000 each year, while providing better care for end of life patients.The new programme from Help ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: End of Life, Hospice, NHS
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’

24 . 07 .14 Hospital patients should expect ‘greater waiting times’ in A&E units in the future, two leading health organisations have warned.A report by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation charities tracking the factors leading to struggles in ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Making better decisions on public health spending: Getting to grips with value for money - 18 Sep 2014

(Deadline for booking tickets is Thu 18 Sep 2014Venue: The King's Fund, , LondonMaking better decisions on public health spending: Getting to grips with value for moneyOne-day conference at The King’s Fund!With local authority public health budgets being ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Friends and Family Test to be rolled out to all GPs

22 . 07 .14 From January next year all GP practices in England will have to provide monthly data on the Friends and Family Test (FTT), following changes announced by NHS England.In a letter to all GP practices , Giles Wilmore, director of Patient and ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 22 2014]
Entities: NHS, England, Patient
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Junior doctors encouraged to opt-out of EU Working Time Directive

22 . 07 .14 Junior doctors should be encouraged to opt-out of the European Working Time Directive to work longer hours in an attempt to provide greater ‘flexibility’ for training, the Department of Health (DH) has stated.Following an independent review ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Hospitals to be ranked on procurement spending

22 . 07 .14 NHS hospitals will be put into league tables to assess how they are spending their budgets, by comparing prices and identifying where costs can be driven down.The new online NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation has been developed as there “are ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Plans floated for move away from national NHS prices

21 . 07 .14 Monitor and NHS England have floated plans for local commissioners to move away from national NHS prices.In their 2015/16 National Tariff Payment System: Tariff engagement documents overview there has been a call for a real push towards innovation ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Social media linked to complaints increase to GMC

21 . 07 .14 A rise in the number of complaints to the doctors’ regulator has been linked to the negative media coverage of the medical profession and the growing use of social media by patients.This is according to a General Medical Council commissioned ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

NICE lowers threshold for statins prescriptions

18 . 07 .14 Approximately 40% of the adult population could be offered cholesterol-lowering statins drugs by their doctors, in an attempt to reduce the number of people suffering heart attacks and strokes, under official guidance from the NHS medicines ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

NHS England drops in-house option for primary care support services

14 . 07 .14 NHS England is to launch an ‘open’ public procurement process for primary care support services (PCS), after not being able to design a viable in-house solution.NHS England said this would mean a “difficult time” for PCS staff and said it ... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 14 2014]

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‘Halt privatisation of NHS services until after... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 29 2014]
Faulty NHS machines leading to deaths [Published National Health Executive - Jul 25 2014]
Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths wi... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 24 2014]
Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’ [Published National Health Executive - Jul 24 2014]
Making better decisions on public health spendi... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 23 2014]
Hospitals to be ranked on procurement spending [Published National Health Executive - Jul 22 2014]
Friends and Family Test to be rolled out to all... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 22 2014]
Junior doctors encouraged to opt-out of EU Work... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 22 2014]
Plans floated for move away from national NHS p... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 21 2014]
Social media linked to complaints increase to GMC [Published National Health Executive - Jul 21 2014]
NICE lowers threshold for statins prescriptions [Published National Health Executive - Jul 18 2014]
New science minister vows 'war' on superbugs [Published National Health Executive - Jul 18 2014]
NHS nursing staff figures up but finances still... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 17 2014]
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George Eliot Trust brought out of special measures [Published National Health Executive - Jul 17 2014]
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NHS mutuals should be considered – health experts [Published National Health Executive - Jul 15 2014]
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