Tag Archives: Hospitals

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

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Hospital inspections: lessons to be learnt

The programme of independent hospital inspections carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was made tougher in September 2013. During the first year to the end of August 2014 under the new arrangements 38 NHS acute trusts (each comprising … Continue reading

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Threats to Mankind from Drug Resistant Bacteria and Viruses

The risk of an end to the human race may sound like science fiction. However, there are only a small number of threats that could theoretically lead to the extinction of mankind. The four main concerns that most experts share … Continue reading

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Reward people making healthy choices – Going with the Flow: Guardian coverage

Reward healthy people with tax rebates to save the NHS, urges thinktank ‘Payment by results’ incentives to quit smoking or manage blood sugar could help reduce burden on services, says 20/20 Health Denis Campbell, health correspondent The Guardian, Thursday 1 May … Continue reading

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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

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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

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What future for Nursing and Nurses?

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

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