Category Archives: Employment

Bad for your health: What can be done about Britain’s long hours’ culture?

Guest Blog from Working Families Recent research by Working Families shows that parents are having to work longer than their contracted hours on a regular basis¹, with fathers putting in the longest hours.  This is despite fathers wanting to play a greater … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Management Priorities in the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act

Basic economics relating to the pressures on the NHS led to the need for reform culminating in the Health and Social Care Act. The financial challenges faced by any healthcare system are strongly influenced by rising life expectancy without a … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The NHS needs outstanding management as well as a legal framework, for example, to unlock the potential of the property portfolio.

The potential for improved efficiency in delivering effective healthcare within the framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is enormous.  However, there will be no benefit without the management skills needed to take up the challenges. Many future … Continue reading

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Health news headlines over the weekend

By: Alicia Snushall, The major topic on everyone’s tongue is the massive public service strike set to take place Wednesday. The Department of Health estimates that approximately 260,000 NHS workers will go on strike this week, affecting 57,000 patients. … Continue reading

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Junior doctors still working over 48 hours a week

Junior doctors are still working over 48 hours a week, says the Royal College of Surgeons. This is despite the European Working Time Directive, which came into effect in August 2009 and limits doctors’ working hours to a maximum of … Continue reading

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What can business do for health?

It has been argued for some time now that health professionals need to think about the functional capacity of their patients as well as their medical issues. This would involve considering what the patient is able to do in terms … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot – The UK Government’s Latest Thinking on the Value-Based Pricing of Medicines

The UK Government yesterday published its detailed response to the three-month public consultation concluded in March 2011 on value-based pharmaceutical pricing. The Government has emphasised that work on the proposals is still at an early stage. The mistake made with … Continue reading

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Work, wellbeing and the retirement age

The scrapping of the retirement age, and the proposed increases to the pension age show clear expectations that as life expectancy continues to increase, we will remain in work for longer.  For this to be achieved we will need to … Continue reading

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