Monday, 12 August 2013
Town puts new cottage hospital on wish list for development As Towcester prepares to almost double in size, talks over the potential for a cottage hospital have emerged. Bicester Advertiser
Can you change culture from Whitehall? Important reports on the quality of care that are unofficially named after the men who led them are turning out to be quite a feature of 2013. Following Robert Francis in February and Bruce Keogh last month, the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England – chaired by Don Berwick – published its report into how we can improve patient safety on Tuesday. It's a fluent and passionate plea that the whole health system should shift towards a culture of constant learning and improvement; that supports and empowers staff to focus on quality, and that meaningfully works in partnership with patients at all levels.
Camels may be source of MERS virus transmission Various news sources today report that dromedary camels – "ships of the desert" as The Independent puts it – could be the source of the MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) virus that emerged last year. MERS is believed to be caused by a type of coronavirus.
Statement on the health and social care Integration Transformation Fund This joint document, from NHS England and the Local Government Association, outlines the planning vision for how the pooling of £3.8 billion of funding will ensure a transformation in integrated health and social care. It provides a roadmap for local areas to plan in the run up to the fund taking full effect from 2015/16.
Jeremy Hunt: NHS must change if it is to be sustainable NHS needs to provide 'proper out-of-hospital care' to be sustainable in future, Health Secretary says.The Daily Telegraph