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The challenge remains: healthcare needs reform
Comment by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health On a day of changing faces around the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister has retained Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health – and he has retained the challenge of reforming the NHS. The pressures … Continue reading
Posted in EU, Health and Wellbeing, Health reform, Jeremy Hunt, NHS, NHS England, NHS reforms, Public Health Tagged Brexit, Health care, Jeremy Hunt, NHS, Obesity Leave a comment
Junior Doctors’ Strike: ‘A question mark over NHS’ future’
The fundamental problem with the junior doctors’ dispute is that the contract negotiations are being undertaken in isolation from: i) sensible practical considerations ii) financial reality iii) international situation i) Practicalities 1. All weekend staffing needs to be reviewed if … Continue reading
Posted in Department of Health, Jeremy Hunt, NHS, NHS reforms Tagged GPs, health professionals, Junior Doctors, Junior Doctors Strike, NHS, NHS Staff, Spending Review Leave a comment
Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading
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Guest Blogspot: Negotiations with the UK Government over pharmaceutical pricing have achieved a good result for patients, the NHS and the industry.
The UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry shared many objectives throughout the recent drug pricing negotiations. For example, there was always broad agreement that: The total future drug bill needed to be affordable in the context of other spending in … Continue reading
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The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes
Top of the news today is the ‘A&E crisis’. Before you get really worried, this ‘crisis’ is based on hospitals that are not meeting the 4 hour target. The system is NOT close to collapse. However, the solutions being put … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Elderly, Jeremy Hunt Tagged A&E, alcohol, Crisis, four hour target, GPs, staff, system Leave a comment
Are we about to relegate washing and feeding to the unqualified?
Guest blog post by Gail Beer, Director of Operations, 2020health The Royal College of Nursing has come out firmly against the proposal that those wishing to enter the nursing profession should work for a year as a Health Care Assistant. … Continue reading
Posted in Department of Health, Francis report, Jeremy Hunt, NHS reforms, Nursing Tagged Department of Health, Jeremy Hunt, nursing, Patients Leave a comment
Guest Blogspot: Waiting for Decisions on UK Pharmaceutical Pricing
Little has been heard over how confidential talks between the Government and the pharmaceutical industry are progressing towards the goal of having a new, voluntary UK drug pricing system in place in 2014. In the eyes of the pharmaceutical companies … Continue reading
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Too posh to wash?
Jeremy Hunt’s statement today on the Francis Report is expected to include: Mandatory first year for nursing students spent as Health Care Assistant Standard training for Health Care Assistants (but no registration) Duty of candour but with no individual responsibility … Continue reading
Jeremy Hunt: full marks for TLC but could do better on consistency
Listening to Jeremy Hunt’s speech today it is clear that he is not trying to undertake a fast-track PhD in the structures of NHS but staying firmly on the ground of patient advocacy and promoting a culture of compassionate care. … Continue reading
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Lewisham A&E survives – why?
Matthew Kershaw had put together recommendations for delivering safe, high quality, affordable and financially and clinically sustainable health services for people previously served by the South London Healthcare NHS Trust and across south-east London. The recommendations were not a pick-and-mix … Continue reading
Posted in Hospitals, Jeremy Hunt Tagged A&E, Jeremy Hunt, Lewisham, London, Matthew Kershaw, NHS, South London healthcare NHS Trust Leave a comment
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