Friday, 12 July 2013
Flying medics called to nearly 400 incidents in six months Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended 380 accidents and emergencies during the first six months of the year. Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
Why do people find it so hard to speak out in the interests of patients? Health care staff are usually motivated to enter their professions by a desire to make a difference for patients and service users. Why then, do they find it so hard to speak up for patients when they see care that does not meet satisfactory standards? And when they do, why do they find it so hard to be heard? asks Bev Fitzsimons. The Health Foundation
Dementia patients 'miss key tests' Many dementia patients fail to have the proper checks when they are in hospital, an audit of care has found. BBC News
Abortions down in England and Wales Abortions in England and Wales fell slightly in 2012 and the abortion rate for under 18s was also down, show figures from the Department of Health. BBC News
- Record high number of abortions which are 'repeats' The Daily Telegraph
- Abortions show overall downward trend Public Service
- Statistics - national statistics: Report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2012 Department of Health
Flu fighter webinar: Improving ambulance service, mental health and community care trust vaccination uptake
Flu fighter webinar: Improving ambulance service, mental health and community care trust vaccination uptake Join us for our flu fighter webinar taking place on 7 August. NHS Employers
NHS buildings: obstacle or opportunity? There has been little real attention given to how the NHS estate could help to improve efficiency, move more care out of hospitals and exploit new technologies. This perspectives piece demonstates how models of care are still designed around buildings, and asks whether re-thinking the way that the NHS uses its estate could catalyse change.
Why NHS 111 has to stay 'risk-averse' – and thus doesn't save money | Colin Leys The new telephone line has non-medical staff doing computerised triage. So it has to err on the side of caution, which just shifts the strain to other parts of the NHS.
The practical, spin-free guide to funding the NHS | Jacky Davis The NHS needs another 'significant shake-up' as it faces a £30bn shortfall. But we need to challenge the marketisers' myths.
Dying NHS patients not treated with dignity, relatives say Almost half of bereaved relatives of NHS patients say their loved ones were shown a lack of dignity and respect by hospital staff before their death, while a fifth were given treatment they would not have wanted, a new survey has found. The Daily Telegraph