Friday, 16 August 2013
Success of personal health budgets highlighted in national reports Two national reports have highlighted the benefits of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) for patients in Northamptonshire. The report ‘Personal Health Budgets: a revolution in personalisation'... Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Budding nurses will get frontline training Kettering Hospital is taking part in a pilot training scheme which will see aspiring nurses get a year’s experience as a healthcare assistant before taking up NHS-funded degree courses. Northamptonshire Telegraph
Accrual of statutory annual leave and sickness - updated guidance Following recent legal decisions on the relationship between holiday rights and sickness, our updated guidance looks at what it means for employers NHS Employers
Controversy over DSM-5: new mental health guide “Doctors in dispute: What exactly is normal human behaviour?”, wrote The Independent, while The Observer said: “Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle.”
These headlines focused on a new version of a major guide to mental health that was published in May 2013 amid a storm of controversy and bitter criticism.
Excess winter mortality report 2012 to 2013 This report presents observations from routine mortality surveillance work done by the Respiratory Diseases Department (RDD) within Public Health England. It shows that excess all-cause mortality has been high among elderly people in 2012 to 2013.
NHS waiting list at five-year high as cost-cutting reforms strike
More patients are waiting for NHS treatment than at any time in the past five years, new figures have revealed, as the Government came under twin attack from a leading health journal and the Labour party over its stewardship of the health service. The Independent
- NHS waiting lists are longest in five years The Daily Telegraph
- NHS hospital waiting lists reach five-year high of 2.9m people The Guardian