Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Securing the future of excellent patient care: final report of the independent review led by Professor David Greenaway
Securing the future of excellent patient care: final report of the independent review led by Professor David Greenaway This report is the result of an independent review which examined postgraduate medical education and training in the UK to ensure that doctors now and in the future are able to meet the changing needs of patients, society and health services. It recommends that a new way of training doctors is needed for a changing healthcare landscape; arguing that patients and the public will need doctors who are able to provide general care in broad speciality areas across a range of different settings.
Hunt loses Lewisham Hospital appeal The Court of Appeal rules Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital in London. BBC News
- Government response: Jeremy Hunt reaction to Lewisham A&E appeal Department of Health
- Jeremy Hunt loses appeal as Lewisham hospital cuts ruled illegal The Guardian
Swaddling may damage babies' hips, expert warns Swaddling may have come back into fashion, particularly after speculation about how Prince George appeared to be wrapped as he left hospital. But the centuries-old practice could damage babies' hips is the warning carried by most media outlets today after the issue was highlighted by a British surgeon.
New data from the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator The publication shows mortality from hospitalisation in England where the patient either died in hospital or died within 30-days post discharge from hospital, during the reporting period April 2012 to March 2013. Health and Social Care Information Centre
Interim gender dysphoria protocol and service guideline 2013/14 This guidance aims to address the significant variations in equity of access currently experienced by patients using gender identity services across England. It aims to achieve national consistency in the commissioning of these services, and is the culmination of extensive work to adapt the NHS Scotland protocol, ensuring that it meets the needs of patients; provides for the safe delivery of services, and reflects NHS England structures.
Cancer imaging centres to receive funding
Four cancer imaging centres across the UK are to receive £35m funding to develop imaging technologies for cancer research.The money which comes as part of a new initiative by Cancer Research UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will be spread over five years and will benefit the University of Oxford; the Institute of Cancer Research in London; a centre run jointly by King’s College, London ... Healthcare Today
Cancer survival rates up - but UK still lags behind other countries
Survival rates for cancer patients in England continue to improve, but leading charities have warned that treatments for some types of cancer are still “lagging behind” others. The Independent
- Cancer survival rates revealed The Daily Telegraph
- Patients with rarer cancer 'let down by lack of research' The Daily Telegraph