Healthcare Roundup – 20th January, 2012

Nurses call for health bill withdrawal The Royal College of Nurses and the Royal College of Midwives have called on the health bill to be dropped, claiming their repeated efforts to help make it workable...

Healthcare Roundup – 13th January, 2012

Future Forum declares that health data belongs to the patient A new report by the NHS Future Forum has urged the government to transform the access and sharing of information – with integration focused on...

Healthcare Roundup – 16th December, 2011

Huge funding problems and record-breaking job losses loom Large numbers of English hospital trusts face financial difficulties in the year ahead according to the latest report from the all-party Commons Public Accounts Committee. The PAC...

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Healthcare Roundup – 12th December, 2011

Millions to get telehealth support Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a telehealth drive in which three million patients with chronic illnesses will get hi-tech equipment to monitor their conditions at home. The London Evening...

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Healthcare Roundup – 2nd December, 2011

Strikes and pay fears sweep NHS The NHS faced one of its most strife-torn weeks in decades as strikes over pensions were fuelled by fears over pay cuts and capping. Hospitals cancelled 7,000 of the...

Healthcare Roundup – 25th November, 2011

Healthcare providers face 1.5% price cut A 1.5% cut in prices is to be imposed on NHS healthcare providers while commissioners have been told to enforce financial penalties strictly and to clear their own debts....

Healthcare Roundup – 18th November, 2011

Payment by Results to be abandoned NHS leaders expect the 2012-13 operating framework to endorse ‘bundled’ and block payments in a bid to control costs. HSJ claims that the document, due out this month, will...

Healthcare Roundup – 21st October, 2011

Information is mission critical to NHS A new report from BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) calls on the NHS to radically improve its use of information and to give patients what they want. It...

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