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Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the rights of EU staff, secure vital cross border treatment in Northern Ireland and safeguard access to lifesaving drugs, equipment and vital medical products, patients could bear the brunt of a […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

Most GPs believe mental health services for young people are inadequate, with almost nine in ten fearing that children or teenagers may come to harm while waiting for specialist treatment, new research shows today. A surveyi for stem4, the charity which works to prevent mental ill health in teenagers, found that almost four in five (78%) […]

15th May 2016 | By | Reply More
How is a GP’s time spent?

How is a GP’s time spent?

Many of Britain’s GPs are worn-out due to their ever-growing workloads, that’s according to the Chair of the Royal College of General Practioners. As well as being a subject that is widely reported on in the news, this is also a topic that is debated in contemporary society. However, with recent technological advancements there are […]

16th February 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Call for end of ‘unethical’ GP retainers paid by care homes

Call for end of ‘unethical’ GP retainers paid by care homes

Care England, the largest representative body for independent care providers, has today called a halt to the unethical practice of GP Retainers.  Many care homes throughout the country have to pay GPs to visit residents, which is clearly at odds with a health service for all.   Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England […]

13th August 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
NHS Employers responds to Doctors and Dentists Review Body seven-day services report

NHS Employers responds to Doctors and Dentists Review Body seven-day services report

Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers said: “Patients and employers want the delivery of the same high quality of care across the entire week and we welcome today’s report from DDRB as a key step towards achieving our ambition for seven-day services across the NHS. “To afford and sustain seven-day services, employers need to overcome […]

17th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Research links grip strength and cardiovascular disease

Research links grip strength and cardiovascular disease

New research suggests having a weak grip could be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.   Research, published in The Lancet, studied almost 140,000 patients across 17 countries and found that a person’s grip strength could indicate they are at increased risk of a heart attack or stroke.   The findings showed that […]

21st May 2015 | By | Reply More
Care and Support Alliance finds social care cuts are piling pressure on GPs

Care and Support Alliance finds social care cuts are piling pressure on GPs

Almost 90% of GPs fear that social care services are not providing a sufficient level of care for patients leading to extra pressure on surgeries and other parts of the health system, according to a poll of over 800 GPs commissioned by the Care and Support Alliance (CSA).       Key findings from the […]

13th March 2015 | By | Reply More
We all want an NHS fit for the 21st Century and meeting the needs of an ageing population

We all want an NHS fit for the 21st Century and meeting the needs of an ageing population

Government reform to the NHS has been ‘disastrous’ according to a report by the King’s Fund released today. The report, which is also critical of Labour, finds that throughout this parliament  ‘the NHS has come under pressure from constrained resources and rising demand for care’ and that targets for patient care are being missed.   […]

6th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Time to quit?

Time to quit?

Public Health England has launched a powerful new campaign to highlight how smoking damages the body and causes a slow and steady decline in a process akin to rotting. The campaign launches today in Merseyside and highlights the hidden harms cigarettes cause – showing how smoking damages bones, muscles, the brain, teeth and eyes as […]

29th December 2014 | By | Reply More
BHF urges Government to act on new recommendations to cut air pollution

BHF urges Government to act on new recommendations to cut air pollution

The British Heart Foundation is urging the UK Government to take immediate action to improve air quality following the release of a new report by the Environmental Audit Committee. The Action on Air Quality report calls for the Government to cut air pollution levels in the UK after MPs heard from leading experts during a […]

8th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80s

Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80s

Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research has revealed. The findings, published in the journal PLoS ONE, reinforce the need for exercise programmes to help older people stay active. It could […]

23rd October 2014 | By | Reply More
Key care figures respond to GP dementia diagnosis payments

Key care figures respond to GP dementia diagnosis payments

The announcement that family doctors in England will be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia has been condemned by The Patients Association as ”a step too far”. Alzheimer’s Society comment: Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘For no other disease would we tolerate only half the people getting a diagnosis. […]

22nd October 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
RBS latest deal: Positive future for North Somerset GP Surgery

RBS latest deal: Positive future for North Somerset GP Surgery

Somerset-based Mendip Batch Medical Limited has purchased the freehold of their premises for £3.3m to secure the future of their Langford GP surgery, Wrington Vale Medical Practice. The surgery is owned by five directors, all boasting years of experience within the medical field, and all in agreement to seek finance to fund the freehold after […]

21st October 2014 | By | Reply More
Have your say on Care Quality Commission fees

Have your say on Care Quality Commission fees

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a consultation about the fees that it proposes to charge registered providers in 2015/16. The fees paid by providers, together with grant-in-aid from the government, are central to ensuring that CQC can carry out the job it is committed to delivering – registering and inspecting health and adult […]

14th October 2014 | By | Reply More
New GP inspections will lead to ratings

New GP inspections will lead to ratings

The Care Quality Commision (CQC) has today announced that new style inspections of GP practices and out-of-hours services in England will lead to the first ever ratings of practices. Starting in October 2014, CQC intends to inspect approximately 8,000 GP practices across England. GP practices will be rated as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate, giving […]

9th October 2014 | By | Reply More
SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

GP announcement welcomed as twice as hard now to book a GP appointment than it was five years ago say over 50s The Conservatives announcement that access to a GP will be available 7 days a week following next years’ General Election will be welcome news to young and old alike, many of whom have […]

30th September 2014 | By | Reply More
Let them eat cake in the name of hospital charity

Let them eat cake in the name of hospital charity

Award-winning chef Tim Bilton, of the Spiced Pear Hepworth, is launching his huge fundraising campaign for the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield in National Afternoon Tea Week. (11th-17th August) Most of us need little encouragement to tuck in to this much-loved British classic, however at The Spiced Pear, Hepworth, near Holmfirth in West Yorkshire and home […]

7th August 2014 | By | Reply More
Top Ten for Number Ten – North West Public Health Manifesto

Top Ten for Number Ten – North West Public Health Manifesto

The first Manifesto for Public Health has been developed by Directors of Public Health in the North West. The public health manifesto, “Top Ten for Number Ten”, will raise awareness of important public health issues, both nationally and in the North West.  This document can be used as a constructive evidence-based aid to policy development […]

1st July 2014 | By | Reply More
Urgent 24 appoint new Chief Executive

Urgent 24 appoint new Chief Executive

Merseyside healthcare provider Urgent Care 24 is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Lucy as its new Chief Executive. Urgent Care 24 is a Social Enterprise providing GP Out of Hours and Primary Care services to the residents of Halton, Knowsley and Liverpool. The organisation has made significant progress under the leadership of Denise […]

14th June 2014 | By | Reply More
Greater clarity required on prescribing Vitamin D as rickets re-emerges in the UK

Greater clarity required on prescribing Vitamin D as rickets re-emerges in the UK

Experts call for greater clarity on the prescribing and dispensing of vitamin D, urging the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to take action within its forthcoming public health guideline.   Leading independent specialists with an interest in vitamin D today call on NICE to make clear the importance of regulated vitamin D […]

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