Hospital 'failing in patient care' Kettering General Hospital is still failing to provide a good standard of care for patients, inspectors find. BBC Northamptonshire
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Thursday, 15 August 2013
Ban lifted for NHS staff with HIV The government is to lift a ban on healthcare workers with HIV carrying out certain medical and dental procedures
- NHS surgeons and dentists with HIV to be allowed to operate on patients after ban is lifted by Government The Daily Mail
- Restrictions on health workers with HIV lifted as 'outdated' ban ends The Guardian
- Ban on doctors with HIV lifted The Daily Telegraph
- Ban on NHS staff with HIV carrying out ‘risky’ work to be scrapped The Independent
NHS England invites local communities to help shape the future of general practice NHS England is engaging with local communities, clinicians and stakeholders, about the best possible way to develop general practice for the future.
Post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007 This report on the Committee's post-legislative assessment of the Mental Health Act 2007 makes recommendations on areas including: readmissions data; detention in place of voluntary admissions; achieving ‘parity of esteem’ for patients needing mental and physical healthcare; independent mental health advocates; the responsibilities of clinicians; and the commissioning and funding of services.
How are those with mental health problems treated by Atos? With complaints about the failed Atos work capability assessment flooding in, Alan White and Kate Belgrave look at some of them. New Statesman
Community treatment orders are not helping people with mental illness | Sarah Wollaston The use of compulsory detention in hospital has not dropped as expected, and the Department of Health needs to find out why.
New doctors need more support as they begin their careers A third of junior doctors are reconsidering their career choice after just a year on the wards.
The NHS needs more British doctors, senior surgeon warns Patients are being put at risk as 40 per cent of doctors taken on by the NHS each year are foreign, a senior surgeon has warned.The Daily Telegraph
Charity boss lobbied Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, over NHS privatisation, documents show A charity boss who got members of his organisation to help pay for his birthday party at the House of Lords has been lobbying the Health Secretary for measures that would increase privatisation in the NHS, documents show. The Independent