This blog covers the latest UK health care news, publications, policy announcements, events and information focused on the NHS, as well as the latest media stories and local news coverage of the NHS Trusts in Northamptonshire.
America struggling in the fight against flu: 18 states across America have declared a flu epidemic, as the flu season causes hospital closures and widespread concern about the rate of infection across the country. NHS Employers
Why hospitals are doomed. Chris Mimnagh explains.: There is a change going on in the way we think about healthcare. The realisation that we can no longer afford to do what we’ve always done is looming large for all suppliers. Whether it’s expressed as the Nicholson Challenge or described eloquently as Hospitals on the edge, our existing systems have grown up with … Continue reading »NHS Voices
NHS safety thermometer 2013/14: CQUIN guidance: Developed for the NHS by the NHS as a point of care survey instrument, the NHS Safety Thermometer provides a ‘temperature check’ on harm that can be used alongside other measures of harm to measure local and system progress.This guidance explains how this tool can be used to achieve CQUIN goals for 2013/14. It outlines a step-by-step process to aid understanding data and how to use it to set improvement goals and measure improvement over time.
NHS compensation system unsustainable, says insurer: Liabilities reached £16.7bn in 2011 under system requiring payouts to cover cost of private care for victims of negligence
Compensation settlements for medical negligence running into billions of pounds are placing an unsustainable burden on the NHS, according to an organisation that insures doctors.
Is this the loneliest generation?:
Government officials have been ordered to find out exactly how lonely Britain's population is, amid concerns that "the most isolated generation ever" will overwhelm the NHS. The Independent