Friday, 19 July 2013
NHS Nene CCG Shaping your local healthcare prospectus published NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its prospectus for 2013/14, ‘Shaping your local healthcare'.
Alcohol deaths 'up' in young women Deaths from alcohol-related disease in women born in the 1970s are rising, contrary to the overall trend, a study suggests. BBC News
- Numbers of young women dying due to alcohol increasing The Daily Telegraph
Survey on female leaders in healthcare This survey, conducted in conjunction with the HSJ, suggests that women are still facing barriers to becoming senior leaders in the NHS. Just under half of the respondants thought having children put their career at a disadvantage, and two thirds felt a greater pressure to prove themselves than their male counterparts. Other respondents said that they struggled with a culture of an old boys’ network and attitudes to women leaders. Over a third said they had encountered sexual discrimination and over half said they had been bullied in the workplace.
Please note: in order to view the results of this survey, free registration with the HSJ is required.
NHS 111 inquiry slams providers, commissioners and NHS England A damning report into failings with NHS 111 found local commissioners lacked necessary skills and tried to cut costs, providers lacked capacity and capability, and NHS England failed to provide proper central oversight and support. GP Online
- Full 111 rollout put back to 2014 BBC News
While dubious mortality rates grab headlines, NHS privatisation gallops on | Polly Toynbee The ferocity of the battle over 'dangerous' hospitals was not synthetic. The future of the NHS itself is under attack.
Bain buys £230m stake in UK blood plasma supplier The government has sold a majority stake in Plasma Resources UK, the Department of Health's blood plasma supplier, to private equity firms Bain Capital for £230m.The Daily Telegraph
Elderly patients wait up to a year for dementia tests
Elderly patients are waiting up to a year for a dementia diagnosis and face delays getting the help they need, even after diagnosis, an investigation has revealed. The Independent
- Dementia patients wait a year for diagnosis The Daily Telegraph
- National Audit for Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2012-13 Second report Royal College of Psychiatrists