Thursday, 12 September 2013
PHE launches new information portal The tools serve a range of public health information needs, including the commissioning and planning of services, joint strategic needs assessment, health surveillance, understanding inequalities and variation, research and evidence. Department of Health
Bring care to patients, NHS told The era of patients being shunted around NHS hospitals needs to end, an expert group says. BBC News
- Future Hospital caring for medical patients The Royal College of Physicians
- Medical experts propose hospital doctors treat patients at home The Guardian
- Let patients stay put, NHS is told The Daily Telegraph
Healthcare science registration and regulation explained NHS Employers has published a new website section, which summarises the current regulatory landscape for the healthcare science workforce.
We’re finally hearing how vital it is to listen to patients, says Dr Katherine Rake OBE The importance of listening to patients has now emerged as a key recommendation from a series of reports. In fact, you would struggle to find an issue on which there is more heartfelt agreement. The Keogh Review found that its focus groups with patients and staff were “the single most powerful aspect of the review … Continue reading NHS Voices
Managing the risks of legacy ICT to public service delivery This report argues that older ICT systems that are critical for the delivery of key public services (‘legacy ICT’) expose departments to risks which must be understood and managed. It estimates that in 2011-12, at least £480 billion of the government’s operating revenues and at least £210 billion of non-staff expenditure such as pensions and entitlements were reliant to some extent on legacy ICT. Case studies within various government departments are used to outline the impact of legacy IT and the NHS prescription services is used as an example.
Ambulance crews poised to take industrial action over cuts to sick pay Unions say cuts of up to 25% have been imposed without agreement. OnMedica
NHS mortality rate higher than in US Patients in English NHS hospitals are 45 per cent more likely to die than those treated in US wards. The Independent