Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Organs shortage results in 44 Northamptonshire deaths A shortage of organ donations has resulted in the deaths of 44 Northamptonshire residents in the past five years, the NHS has said. Northamptonshire Telegraph
NHS England announces a further £150m to improve patient safety and care Hospitals are to get a £150 million boost to help improve patient safety and help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world.
Can we do more for child health in the NHS? asks Elizabeth Wade Child health outcomes in the UK are not as good as they could be, starkly apparent when compared to our European counterparts. Concern about this situation – and a strong desire to change it – led bodies from across the health sector to develop and sign up to a pledge to improve health outcomes for … NHS Voices
Cannabis 'changes shape of brain circuits' "Teenagers who smoke cannabis have 'poor memory and abnormal brain structures'," the Daily Mail reports. The headline accurately reflects the results of a small study looking at the effect of cannabis use on brain structure.
Stop scaremongering about NHS, urge commissioning leaders It frightens patients, demoralises staff; let’s focus instead on getting on with improvements. OnMedica
'Landmark' NHS funding plan to target areas with older populations The board of NHS England has agreed to change the way £100 billion a year is allocated across the country. The Daily Telegraph
Liverpool Care Pathway ban was 'scapegoat' warns consultant Claud Regnard, a consultant in palliative care has warned that it was a mistake to get rid of the Liverpool Care Pathway. The Daily Telegraph
More than 1,000 extra trainee nursing places to be created
More than 1,000 extra trainee nursing places will be created next year as the NHS attempts to tackle the growing shortage of nurses on hospital wards. The Independent
GlaxoSmithKline to stop paying doctors to promote its drugs
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced that it will stop paying doctors to promote its products, in a first for a major drugs company. The Independent
- GSK to stop doctor incentive schemes BBC News
- GlaxoSmithKline to stop paying doctors to promote drugs The Guardian