Wednesday, 24 July 2013
2012-13 NHS staff sickness figures released Today sees the release of NHS staff sickness absence figures for 2012-13. These show that NHS staff in England took an average of 9.5 working days off sick and also show a slight increase in sickness absence rates nationally.
Liverpool care pathway review shows challenges in care Findings illustrate failures of training around the regime and that it leads to poor practice for terminally ill patients
The law of unintended consequences can be insidious. The Liverpool care pathway (LCP) has been encouraged over the last decade with the express objective of avoiding unnecessary interventions in the care of people who are clearly dying, and ensuring they achieve a good death. However, it should now be phased out and replaced by an individual end-of-life care plan, according to the findings of the independent review led by Lady Julia Neuberger.
EU review: Doctors 'get trained in their free time because of working time rules' Doctors are having to get trained in their free time because of European Union rules which restrict the number of hours they can work every week.Telegraph