Tag Archives: Responsibility in healthcare

Guest Blogspot: The Pharmaceutical Industry – Friend or Foe?

Recent months have seen publicity over examples of disgraceful behaviour by pharmaceutical companies. The question arises as to whether the failings have been rare and exceptional or whether they are indicative of generally low moral standards in the industry. Pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The NHS needs outstanding management as well as a legal framework, for example, to unlock the potential of the property portfolio.

The potential for improved efficiency in delivering effective healthcare within the framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is enormous.  However, there will be no benefit without the management skills needed to take up the challenges. Many future … Continue reading

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The Health and Social Care Bill: Final Stages in Parliament

With opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill having reached new heights, we must look behind the rhetoric and remember basic principles. The most important point to remember is that the NHS exists to provide the best possible, affordable … Continue reading

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PM announces Nursing Quality Forum

The Prime Minister announced today the creation of a Nursing Quality Forum to review standards of care in hospitals. The announcement came following a CQC finding that one in five hospitals fails to meet basic standards of care for elderly … Continue reading

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European Antibiotics Awareness Day

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. With flu season upon us, it’s a good time to think about our antibiotics usage.  Antibiotic resistance is a widespread problem across England and Europe, with 25,000 patients dying every year in the EU … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The highest standards of medical care urgently require doctors to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development.

This week the UK regulator of doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC), has launched a consultation over the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of qualified, practising doctors. This subject is of immense importance because the pace of medical advances is such … Continue reading

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NHS Reforms- The waiting room

The King’s Fund has recently published a report that has revealed that waiting room times have increased since June 2010. The Guardian, reporting on this, comments that most of the arguments put forward for NHS reform become irrelevant when the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot – NHS Reforms: Health and Social Care Bill 2011

This blog gives my initial thoughts about the eagerly awaited bill presented by Andrew Lansley on Wednesday 19th January. The Government’s plans for the reform of the NHS were generally well received last summer and during the public consultation period … Continue reading

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Health Responsibilities – Communities take control

The Department of Health last week announced a new publication “Unlocking the energy within communities to improve health”, based on the results of a project titled ‘Communities for Health’. This project was designed to inspire communities to improve residents health … Continue reading

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