Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Specialist healthcare provider in Northampton reports 5.5 percent increase in income St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton has reported a growth in income of 5.5 percent for 2012-13 with a turnover of £178 million. Northampton Chronicle and Echo
What are we spending on the English NHS? The Chief Executive of the English NHS, Sir David Nicholson, recently called for politicians to be '…completely transparent about the consequences of the financial settlements…' for the NHS. His point was that, although politicians say the NHS has been protected financially, this is only relative to real cuts in other areas of government and, crucially, not in terms of the demands on health care.
Five ways to deliver high quality care at low cost What would you do to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost? Jo Bibby gives her top five ideas following a study tour to innovative healthcare centres in India. The Health Foundation
Overseas visitors and migrant use of the NHS: extent and costs These two reports, commissioned by the Department of Health, provide evidence of the impact overseas visitors and migrants are having in GP practices and NHS hospitals. They give a first set of estimates for the number and costs of that care.
- Qualitative assessment
- Qualitative summary
- Qualitative diary report
- Quantitative assessment
- Quantitative summary
- Department of Health - news
- Visitors’ and migrants’ access to NHS: independent adviser appointed Department of Health
Healthcare systems: Sweden & localism - an example for the UK? This briefing provides an overview of the Swedish healthcare system and highlights their de-centralised model as an example of best practice for the coalition government's localism agenda.
Improvement of care for the physical health of patients with severe mental illness "Three major themes emerged: needs of patients with severe mental illness differ from the general population; professional roles and collaboration; and health monitoring and supporting a healthy lifestyle." BMC Health Services Research
Why mental health bed cuts make me ashamed to work for the NHS | Alex Langford As doctors, we are crossing our fingers that a bed is available when a patient with a mental illness arrives at A&E.
Doctors have a duty to help ensure migrants pay for NHS care, say No 10 Downing Street says there is an obligation on GPs to ensure the taxpayer gets a good deal from the health service.
Home Office: Government to press on with £200 migrant 'tax' despite public opposition The Government is to press on with a £200 health levy for temporary migrants despite its own consultation revealing nearly two-thirds of the public disagree with the move. The Independent