Friday, 8 February 2013
Kettering General urges people not to come to hospital unless absolutely necessary: Kettering General Hospital is urging people not to come to the hospital over the next 48 hours unless their condition is an accident, emergency or life threatening. Evening Telegraph
Scheme will guide lost Northamptonshire dementia sufferers back home: A scheme is to be launched in Northamptonshire that uses volunteers to return people with dementia home if they get lost. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Healthcare, holidays and how we make choices: Until levels of health literacy increase and we recognise our need to take an active role in our care, we will fail to capitalise on the greatest asset the NHS has - the people using its services, writes Jo Bibby. The Health Foundation
Threat of prosecution could scupper transparency:
|People less likely to speak out if calls for prosecution are heeded|
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Change4Life alcohol campaign:
The government has launched a new drive to help combat heavy drinking.
The initiative, part of a Change4Life campaign, aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with drinking regularly over the guidelines.
The key message behind the four-week TV advertising campaign is that drinking over the recommended levels can “sneak up” on people.
It urges people to check their alcohol in... Healthcare Today
Stafford Hospital: Does NHS boss have case to answer? - BBC News:
Stafford Hospital: Does NHS boss have case to answer?
For a man who is so renowned for keeping a tight control on the health service, the past few days have been undoubtedly uncomfortable for NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson. Campaigners have been calling for his resignation from his £270,000 post ...
NHS DEATHS MOUNT BUT BOSS STAYS PUTDaily Star
3000 more 'needless' deaths at NHS trustsExpress.co.uk
Anger as NHS chiefs escape action over hospital scandalshropshirestar.com
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CQC 'can't guarantee' it would spot another Mid Staffs: The main health regulator "cannot guarantee" it will spot another scandal on the scale of Mid Staffs, its new chairman has admitted. The Daily Telegraph
Nurses who don't care about patients must leave the NHS: Compassion must be an essential qualification for the profession that is at the heart of the NHS, says Jane Cummings. The Daily Telegraph