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Category Archives: Patient choice
Industry View – Patients are good at caring for themselves
Guest Blog by David Patterson, founder of Helicon Health, emeritus professor of cardiovascular medicine, University College London and consultant cardiologist, Whittington Health. A blog, written for Digital Health by a highly experienced consultant cardiologist, struck a chord with us so we … Continue reading
“peoplehub welcomes Minister for Care and Support’s commitment to personal health budgets.”
Guest blog by Rita Brewis, Co-founder of Peoplehub blogs about the launch of the 2020health report ‘Personal Health Budgets: a revolution in personalisation‘. Rita can be contacted on email@example.com Peoplehub is a personal health budget peer network. Its purpose is to connect, inform … Continue reading
Help the MS Trust safeguard the future of MS nurses
Guest blog post by the MS Trust. This week, 29th-6th May, is MS Awareness week. For more information about fundraising or to nominate an MS nurse visit the MS Trust’s MS Awareness Week website: www.msawareness.org.uk For more information about the work of the … Continue reading
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Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing?’ By Kay Fawcett, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals, Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Nursing is based in a complex healthcare system where compassion and dignity are an expectation. Constantly … Continue reading
Monday round-up: Obesity, free choice, technology and brains
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP has begun the morning tweeting about obesity apropos her conversation with Dr Hilary Cass, President of the Royal Society of Paediactrics and Child Health on Politics Home. We agree with both of them – stricter planning … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: Prevention is better than cure.
The economic consequences of preventing illness are highly complex. Just comparing the costs of prevention with the direct treatment costs that should be avoided is far too simplistic. The true economic impact of preventative measures can often only be assessed … Continue reading
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Message to the SoS: Personal Health Records not a paperless NHS needs to be the focus
By 7.30am this morning various doctors had already taken to the twitter airways bemoaning the latest health headline: Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018. We will all know why – echoes of the National Programme for … Continue reading
Posted in Hospitals, Jeremy Hunt, NHS IT, Patient choice, Self-care Tagged Jeremy Hunt, NHS, Paperless, Patients. control, PHR Leave a comment
Guest Blogspot: Do private patients in the UK help or harm the NHS?
Private medicine like private education and first-class travel can stir up feelings of resentment between the “haves” and “have-nots”. A short blog like this one has no possibility of uniting stereotypical politicians from the left and right wings of politics. … Continue reading
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