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Knighthoods of Interest: Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014 (BBC News)

Summary Neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore and Robert Francis QC (author of the 290 recommendations for improving care in NHS hospitals) have both received knighthoods. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). Prof Colin Blakemore: medical research defender knighted. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Review of the NHS in 2013: a Year of Landmark Reports and Reforms (BBC News)

Summary This BBC News article provides a handy recap of the important changes announced for the NHS during this year, as marked by a succession of ground-breaking reports: February 2013: The Francis Inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal. The government commissioned … Continue reading

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NHS Complaints Review Report (BBC News)

Summary The government-backed review investigating how the NHS in England handles complaints has been published. An achievement of this review is to have persuaded twelve important organisations to sign-up to a series of pledges. Recommendations include improving quality of care, improving how … Continue reading

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NHS Confederation Member Survey 2013 (Picker Institute Europe / NHS Confederation)

Summary Results from a survey of NHS Confederation members, prior to last week’s NHS Confederation’s Annual Conference, revealed continuing concern about financial pressures, lack of progress towards integrated care, increasing demand for services and the resulting pressures. There is broad consensus regarding the need for culture change in the … Continue reading

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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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Future Nurses Required to Train as Care Assistants Initially (BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health‘s response to the Francis Inquiry Report is likely to include recommendations that nurses will be required to spend time performing duties such as washing and dressing, in the apprenticeship role of healthcare assistant, before embarking upon their degree training. There is … Continue reading

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