Monday, 14 October 2013
It’s time clinical encounters became human encounters In this blog, Alf Collins looks at the Transforming Participation in Health and Care guidance from NHS England and the importance of building on the good start provided by the guidance to ensure that clinical encounters became human encounters. The Health Foundation
Vitamin D supplements may not strengthen bones "Bad news for osteoporosis sufferers: Vitamin D supplements 'do not help bone health'," The Independent warns. The claim comes after the publication of a major study into the effects of vitamin D supplements on bone density.
Hospitals set to lose £2bn a year from budgets from April 2015 Money to be used to fulfil ministerial pledges to promote closer integration of health and social care services.
NHS fills nursing shortage by turning to Spain and Portugal
A shortage of British-trained nurses is forcing NHS hospital trusts to look for staff overseas as they struggle to keep wards adequately staffed. The Independent
An NHS free at the point of use could soon be a thing of the past, officials warn
A National Health Service free at the point of use will soon be "unsustainable", if the political parties do not come forward with radical plans for change before the 2015 election, top health officials have warned. The Independent
Thousands with secondary breast cancer ‘being failed’
Thousands of women living with secondary breast cancer are being “failed” by the health service and urgent action needs to be taken to improve care and support services, a leading charity has said. The Independent