Monday, 21 October 2013
Northamptonshire's NHS services need treatment to help patients and cut costs - Northamptonshire Telegraph
Northamptonshire's NHS services need treatment to help patients and cut costs Northampton General Hospital is under similar pressure, with a patient visiting every four-and-a-half minutes. Nene CCG said there are also about 120 unplanned or emergency appointments made in GP practices across the county every week and that there ... Northamptonshire Telegraph
More patients to be treated at Northamptonshire GP surgeries More patients will be treated in GP surgeries rather than being sent to hospital under the proposed reforms of the NHS and social care in the county. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
NHS mergers: learning the lessons of Bournemouth and Poole The Competition Commission's rejection of the proposed merger in Bournemouth and Poole has amplified concerns that the application of competition law to NHS mergers and service reconfigurations is blocking and delaying service changes that both providers and commissioners see as necessary and urgent.
GP exam 'unfair to minorities' British ethnic minority doctors are four times more likely than white candidates to fail their clinical GP exam, an investigation commissioned by the General Medical Council finds. BBC News
- Statement on the findings of the GMC national training survey socioeconomic status The GMC
- The RCGP and recent media coverage The RCGP
Does housework count towards exercise targets? "Housework is not exercise," reports the Mirror today. It goes on to say that cleaning is "not intense enough" and that those who disagreed "were often fat".
This provocative story is based on an analysis of survey data from more than 4,000 adults in Northern Ireland. It found that people reported that domestic activities such as housework, gardening or DIY made up a large part of their moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Leading improvement across the continuum: skills, tools and teams for success This guide provides two frameworks for conceptualising and planning improvement activities. The improvement continuum describes four categories of improvement activities: topic or microsystem, care co-ordination, defined population and community health. For each of these categories, the framework describes the skills, tools and teams that lead to successful improvement efforts. The guide also includes a leadership action model, a framework for how to use the improvement continuum.
Hospitals told to investigate all patient complaints in spite of possible lawsuits Exclusive: Department of Health forced to issue new guidelines after patient safety charity threatens to seek judicial review.
Seven day opening for GP practices branded 'unrealistic' Doctors have branded David Cameron's plans to open GP surgeries seven days a week as unrealistic as it emerged just a fraction are currently open at weekends. The Daily Telegraph
'Institutionalised' abuse led to death of 19 pensioners at care home Nineteen elderly patients died amid "institutionalised abuse" at a care home where residents were left thirsty and malnourished and staff falsified medical records, a coroner has ruled. The Daily Telegraph