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Arrogant , regressive and out of context: GP magazine rubbishes Personal Health Budgets

The GP magazine Pulse are running  a story today on Personal Health Budgets stating that the ‘NHS allows patients to splash cash on holidays, summer houses and Wii Fits’. Out of context this sounds scandalous, but, it is out of context. … Continue reading

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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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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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Public involvement in NHS inspections needs to go further

Sir Mike Richards is the new CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals and he has announced his new plan to include patients in hospital inspection teams. This is a good idea, and means that although a hospital will know an inspection … Continue reading

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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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Making humanity matter

A contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ By Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health It has been concluded by some anthropologists that evidence of civilisation is not when man-made tools are first … Continue reading

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