Tag Archives: Hospital

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

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A View From the Board

Contribution to 2020health report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing.’ By Tony Caplin, Chairman, The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust A Trust Chairman has many responsibilities, none more important than assuring good patient care. Whatever else fails, … Continue reading

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Panorama on hospitals: they should be the destination of last resort

Press Release: December 3rd 2012 Panorama will be covering more of the Dr Foster report in “How Safe is Your Hospital?” on Monday, 3 December at 20:30 GMT on BBC One. Tonight’s Panorama programme will look at the high and … Continue reading

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Failing hospitals fill up with apoplectic politicians

If ever there was an issue that could strike fear into the heart of a politician, no matter their affiliation, it has to be hospital closures. Today the RCN has jumped into the ring, batting about the old idea that … Continue reading

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Is the NHS biased against private sector?

Guest Blog by Gail Beer NHS managers stand accused of being anti-competitive and taking measures that restrict patient choice regarding where their treatment can take place. The waste here is that we need a wider debate on the future of … Continue reading

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Be honest about the past – come and see the future

Dr Mark Porter, who I don’t know but who usually comes across as a conscientious hospital doctor, is reported in the Guardian today as worrying about cherry-picking, inequalities, hospitals closing and patients being turned away. He puts these down to … Continue reading

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