Controversial restraint used 50 times at NHS mental health hospitals this year - Northampton Chronicle & Echo A SPOKESWOMAN for NHS Northamptonshire Healthcare said: “The most common reasons for using restraint are to manage physical assaults by patients towards staff or other patients, prevent self-harm or risk of physical injury by accident. As a result of ... Northampton Chronicle and Echo
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More change is required, says Sir Cyril Chantler, with leadership by doctors an ‘ethical imperative’
More change is required, says Sir Cyril Chantler, with leadership by doctors an ‘ethical imperative’ We are in trouble. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine in the USA showed that while America is the unhealthiest nation in the developed world in terms of life expectancy and amenable mortality, we in the UK are the second worst for preventable death, and the second fattest. This is likely to be … Continue reading NHS Voices
Refreshing the Mandate to NHS England: 2014-2015 This consultation includes proposals on: the actions being taken by NHS England in response to the Francis Report; working with NHS England to develop a vulnerable older people plan; and the need for the NHS to contribute to the recovery of the economy and make better use of resources in light of the challenging financial climate. Responses are invited until the 26th September 2013.
Strengthening corporate accountability in health and social care This consultation asks for views on proposals to hold providers of health and social care to account where there are serious failures in care. It proposes that all directors of providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) including NHS hospitals, private hospitals and care homes, must meet a new fit and proper person test. The CQC will be able to insist on the removal of directors that fail this test. Responses are welcomed until the 6th September 2013.
NHS "is about to run out of cash" top official warns The NHS is "about to run out of cash" - and faces a £30 billion funding gap by 2020, senior health service officials have warned.The Daily Telegraph
- NHS chief warns service faces £30bn funding gap by 2020 The Independent
- NHS will face £30bn funding gap by 2020, official warns The Guardian
Explaining health managers' information seeking behaviour and use "Managers are overwhelmed with too much information of various types and quality, yet often cannot find the information they need." Explaining health managers' information seeking behaviour and use: final report National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation Programme
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The NHS must adapt if it is to survive another 65 years | David Nicholson Responding to massive cultural changes is key to the NHS's future – but putting patients first must remain at its core
On 5 July 65 years ago, Aneurin Bevan's revolutionary vision became a reality: a healthcare system that is free to everyone at the point of delivery, based on clinical need, not ability to pay. It still remains one of this country's greatest achievements, touching a million people every 36 hours, saving and improving lives in ways that its founders can scarcely have imagined.
But while reflecting on achievements is important, we must also focus on renewing the NHS so it can stay true to its founding principles for the next 65 years. The world moves on and all institutions must adapt to survive. The Guardian
Inquiry into policy that 'kills off' patients The Liverpool Care Pathway, widely recognised by healthcare professionals as the "gold standard" for easing the last days of dying patients, has never been properly tested. Concern over the fact that the LCP has never been subjected to a randomised clinical trial to test claims that it is the best way to treat the terminally ill has prompted the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to order a full inquiry, to be led by Baroness Neuberger. The Independent