Cardiac unit closure march wins support More than 60 people joined a march around the town centre on Saturday following the closure of cardiac rehab care at Danetre Hospital. Daventry Express
Monday, 11 November 2013
NHS efficiency schemes set to save £13.7 million per year on hospital energy bills Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter today announced nearly 70 schemes across the country which will reduce the NHS energy bill by up to £13.7 million per year.
Walk-in closures 'may cut GP access' Closing walk-in centres may make it harder for people to see GPs - and risks sending more people to A&E, warns healthcare regulator Monitor. BBC News
NHS procurement: improving transparency and understanding performance he NHS Procurement Dashboard, provides a set of core metrics that NHS healthcare provider organisations can use to measure their procurement practice and performance against. The overview and specification documents provide guidance on using the dashboard tool, to ensure consistency. The dashboard reporting template supports the collation of data and reporting on the NHS Procurement Dashboard core metrics. Key procurement terminology is also explained.
NHS cuts: One in three hospitals face financial crisis as result of cash squeeze Thinktank says many hospitals could become unsustainable and current system is not equipped to deal with the problem.
Do not take all your patients to hospital, paramedics told Call for emergencies to be treated in homes to ease pressure on A&E as NHS faces the 'worst winter yet' The Independent
Teenagers 'think slim cigarettes are safer' says report
Young teenagers rate slimline cigarettes as stylish, feminine and possibly safer than regular brands, say researchers. The Independent