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Category Archives: Hospitals
New analysis reassures patients and doctors
Guest Blog by Dr Iseult Roche, Associate, 2020health New analysis from researchers at University of Manchester have found there is no weekend death effect for NHS emergency patients and that such a view, held by some, has been “a statistical … Continue reading
What can be done to help rocket boost MedTech into everyday healthcare?
Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy Despite MedTech being central to the future of healthcare, digital implementation often struggles to get into the top 3 priorities of stakeholders who have to contend … Continue reading
Posted in A&E, Department of Health, Hospitals, Innovation, NHS, NHS IT, Telehealth Tagged MedTech, NHS Leave a comment
The Dynamic Shift: People want to access MedTech at home
Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy One of the most important paradigms in healthcare is the fundamental shift in the doctor-patient axis. The old fashioned paternalistic doctor-patient relationship, where the doctor held … Continue reading
Posted in Department of Health, Hospitals, Innovation, NHS, NHS IT, Patients, Telehealth Tagged digital health, MedTech, Professor Eric Topol Leave a comment
2016: The Year for UK Medical Technology (MedTech)
Guest Blog by Dr Michelle Tempest, Partner at Candesic, Health & Social Care Consultancy Technology is everywhere. Your mobile phone is probably close at hand ready to break down the physical barriers of bricks and mortar. Technology rapidly advances in … Continue reading
Posted in Department of Health, Hospitals, Innovation, NHS, NHS IT, Technology, Telehealth Tagged digital, MedTech, NHS Leave a comment
Why the NHS becoming more Parkinson’s friendly can deliver a better person-centred experience
Guest blog by Laura Cockram, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Parkinson’s UK 127,000 people across the UK are living with Parkinson’s – a progressive, neurological condition with no cure. Around a third of people with Parkinson’s develop symptoms before 65, … Continue reading
Posted in Hospitals, NHS, Parkinson's, Patients Tagged Duodopa, Hospital, NHS, NHS Constitution, NHS England, Parkinson's, Parkinson’s Awareness Week, prescription charges Leave a comment
How can A&E units improve their performance?
The first point that I must make is that I do not wish to appear unappreciative or condescending. Hospital A&E work is amongst the most important that any person can undertake and many of us would find the strain unbearable. … Continue reading
Posted in A&E, Department of Health, Elderly, GPs, Hospitals, NHS, Patients Tagged 2020health, Department of Health, elderly, General practitioner, government, GP, GPs, Hospitals, Jeremy Hunt, National Health Service, NHS, nursing, Old age, patient, Patients Comments Off on How can A&E units improve their performance?
Is section 119 wrong…
Having been submerged under Syria, floods and Sochi, Healthcare has emerged again like spring daffodils to be the talk of the news. Dorrell and Burnham slogged it out yesterday on Radio 4’s Today over section 119 and the vote was … Continue reading
Posted in Health reform, Hospitals Tagged Care Bill, FTs, Hospitals, NHS, privatisation, Quality, safe, Section 119, vision Leave a comment
NHS waiting times: Fiddlers on the loose
Nine years ago I audited the records of my diabetic patients whom I had referred to see a hospital consultant. I was shocked to find that half of them had not been seen – and these were elderly, housebound, highly … Continue reading
Posted in Hospitals Tagged 18 weeks, CHC, Healthwatch, NAO, NHS Choices, waiting times Leave a comment
NHS car park charges – what’s the real issue?
I was on @daybreak TV this morning at 7.15am talking about NHS car parking charges. It’s reoccurring subject and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT and the Royal Free Hospital NHS FT were both ‘named and shamed’ as the worst offenders … Continue reading
Posted in Finance, Hospitals, Uncategorized Tagged car parking, charges, Crisis, David Bennett, Funding, gap, Hospitals, Monitor, NHS, NHS FT, politicians, Transparency Leave a comment
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