UK Department of Health

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Name: UK Department of Health
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 21 mins ago - 1 reports

Pause NHS privatisation - Labour

Labour has called for the NHS in England to stop privatising services until after the general election. In a speech later, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham will say "privatisation is being forced through at pace and scale". The Department of Health ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Redundancies cost NHS nearly £1.6 billion since 2010, reports say

Government accused of ‘wasting’ public money on reformsExit payments to NHS staff have reached almost £1.6 billion during the reorganisation of the health service over the past four years, according to newspaper reports.The latest NHS accounts from the ... [Published Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - 12 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

50 million patients will be turned away by GPs

Released 28/07/2014New forecasts from the the Royal College of General Practitioners predict that the number of times GP surgeries have to turn away patients for appointments will pass the 50 million mark next year The number of times GP surgeries in ... [Published Practice Business - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Appointment, NHS, England
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 3 reports

NHS manager redundancy payouts total £1.6bn since 2010 | Society

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said reforms should cost no more than £1.5bn in total, and eventually save £1.5bn a year. Photograph: Richard Gardner/Rex Features The cost of redundancy payments for NHS[1] managers has hit almost £1.6bn since the coalition ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

National sperm bank launch

THE world’s first national sperm bank is being launched in England.The National Gamete Donation Trust, in partnership with Birmingham Women’s Hospital, has been awarded Department of Health funding to provide a National Sperm Bank set to benefit thou ... [Published Torquay Herald Express - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: Donor, NHS, Birmingham, Gamete
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

‘Positive’ hospital talks held

HEALTH chiefs have described talks held this week with Government officials over a new £300m hospital at Wynyard as “really positive”.North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been working to replace the University Hospital of Hartlepool and ... [Published Hartlepool Mail - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Oxford genetics company awarded £200k contract

Molecular genetics company Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has won a £200,000 phase one development contract from the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) healthcare competition.The contract is to develop whole genome Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

DH announces FGM prevention funding package

23-07-2014A £1.4million funding package has been announced by the Department of Health and NHS England to help nurses prevent female genital mutilation (FGM).It is said to be the largest ever domestic funding package for FGM and hopes to improve how the ... [Published Community Practitioner - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Serious case review of abuse scandal highlights lack of regulation of day centres

Photo credit: Rex Features/PhotofusionA report into the abuse of 19 people with severe disabilities at a Doncaster day centre has criticised the delay in investigating the incidents and highlighted a “gap in regulation” of the facilities.Last year two ... [Published - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 3 reports

New steps to facilitate NHS training and flexible working outlined

:47 in Medical Government/ NHS related news The government has announced new steps it will be taking to ensure NHS doctors have greater flexibility in terms of training and working hours in future. Responding to an independent review of the impact and ... [Published Zenopa - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

Ever wondered how much your local hospital pays for incontinence pads, medical wipes or surgical gloves?I guess its not the sort of thing you want to think about for too long, if at all.But it matters to everyone as taxpayers because potentially £25m ... [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Hospitals big spenders named and shamed

Hospitals will be ranked on how they spend their money in a bid to reduce a “profligate and scandalous waste of money” across the NHS.A new online tool will rank hospitals based on how much they spend on different items in an effort by the Department ... [Published Pharma Field - Jul 22 2014]


"It is indefensible for the character of the country's most valued institution to be changed in this way without the public being given a say."
...reason why people love and trust the NHS is because, for all its faults, it is a service that is based on people, not profits," Burnham will say. " When his reorganisation hit trouble and was paused, David Cameron explicitly promised that it would not lead to more forced privatisation of services. But, as always with the NHS and this prime minister, the rhetoric and the reality don't match."

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Pause NHS privatisation - Labour [Published Austin American Statesman - 2 hours ago]
Pause NHS privatisation - Labour [Published BBC - 3 hours ago]
Parking cowboys hit cancer victims: Now scandal... [Published Mail Online UK - 3 hours ago]
Hand hospitals over to their staff, says Franci... [Published - 4 hours ago]
50 million patients will be turned away by GPs [Published Practice Business - 9 hours ago]
An extraordinary bank for extraordinary people [Published BioNews - 10 hours ago]
Redundancies cost NHS nearly £1.6 billion since... [Published Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - 12 hours ago]
Redundancy payouts to NHS bureaucrats hit £1.6bn [Published Chartered Management Institute - 12 hours ago]
Eagle flying as new team takes wing [Published Business Weekly UK - 13 hours ago]
DH loses Fujitsu dispute [Published E-Health Insider - 14 hours ago]
NHS Procurement – our senior insider goes past ... [Published Spend Matters - 20 hours ago]
50m patients will be 'turned away' from GP surg... [Published The Independent - 21 hours ago]
Over sixty English cities commit to becoming de... [Published Care Industry News - Jul 28 2014]
Labour: Government NHS redundancy bill doubles ... [Published PoliticsHome - Jul 28 2014]
The NHS revolving door scandal: How £1.6bn has ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 27 2014]
What the papers say - July 27 [Published - Jul 27 2014]
‘UK NHS redundancy payouts hit £1.6bn’ [Published Press tv - Jul 27 2014]
NHS manager redundancy payouts total £1.6bn sin... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 27 2014]
21:25 NHS manager redundancy payouts total £1.6... [Published - Jul 26 2014]
NHS manager redundancy payouts total £1.6bn sin... [Published - Jul 26 2014]
Theresa May's Litvinenko murder inquiry must as... [Published - Jul 26 2014]
NHS groups reported over £45m black hole [Published West Midlands Express & Star - Jul 26 2014]
Farron presses minister for surgery support [Published Westmorland Gazette - Jul 26 2014]
Health staff to ballot on industrial action [Published This Is Wiltshire - Jul 26 2014]
Self-care may benefit patients but don't expect... [Published - Jul 26 2014]
Solar Centre scandal: Day centre abuse review d... [Published Disability News Service - Jul 26 2014]
Restaurant and pub chains urged to sign up to s... [Published Local Government Association - Jul 26 2014]
New West London health centre open for business [Published NHS Property Services - Jul 25 2014]
FGM: two young women who woke up world and forc... [Published - Jul 25 2014]
Dementia carers need more medication support, r... [Published Science Daily - Jul 25 2014]
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Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 22nd... [Published Think Defence - Jul 23 2014]
Defence related Parliamentary Written Statements and Answers to Written Questions Air Force Nicholas Soames:  To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the  (a)  rank and  (b)  length of service was of each RAF engineer (aerosystems) officer ...
Acrylamide: The Common Ingredient in Your Food ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 12 2014]
Source: Thinkstock European food watchdogs have honed in on a chemical found in food — from coffee, chips, and toast to crackers and certain types of baby food — which they believe to be a cancer risk. According to the European Food Safety Authority ...
NHS Patients Waiting Longer for Routine Operations [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 04 2014]
Patients on Britain's National Health Service are facing increasing delays while waiting for common operations, despite a government pledge to keep waiting list times low. The Guardian reports that patients are now waiting an average of 15 days ...
Envy of the World Update [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jun 26 2014]
The findings of the investigations into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals have been released this morning. At Leeds Infirmary: The first case of abuse occurred in 1962 when Savile was 36 with the most recent in 2009 when he was 82Savile’s ...
UK Government Taps Startups To Help Get More Br... [Published TechCrunch - Jun 20 2014]
 The UK government is putting out a call for early stage startups with a focus on healthy eating, fitness and physical and mental wellbeing to enter a public health-focused competition that promises the winners support with marketing and business development, ...
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