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The NHS can be saved. We just have to decide how to do it

The Guardian - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
For a month, in our biggest ever project, the Guardian has dived deep within the NHS, exploring its wards and operating theatres, watching community mental nurses, psychiatrists, health visitors, GPs, brain surgeons, occupational therapists and ...
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Record rise in NHS dissatisfaction levels - survey says

BBC News - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The biggest ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey. The British Social Attitudes Survey has been tracking satisfaction since 1983.
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'Alice in Wonderland' NHS service let suicidal woman down, says coroner

The Guardian - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
A coroner has criticised a national health service care system as “bonkers”, saying it let down a vulnerable and suicidal young mother who went on to kill herself.
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National Health Service invests more than $5B in digital health initiatives

FierceHealthIT - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
As envisioned in the National Information Board's Personalised Health and Care 2020 Framework, the effort will offer digital services to patients and healthcare professionals; provide information-sharing and transparency; and bring together the NHS ...
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Mental health reform targets vital by October 2017 – Crisp Commission

National Health Executive - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The commission, created in January 2015 and chaired by former NHS chief executive and permanent secretary at the Department of Health, Lord Nigel Crisp, found that access to acute care for severely ill adult mental health patients is inadequate and, ...
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Lessons in employee trust from the UK's health service

Financial Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Britain's National Health Service is an excellent laboratory for such comparisons because it is so vast. With 1.6m staff, it is one of the world's five biggest employers, alongside the US defence department, McDonald's, Walmart and the Chinese People's ...
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US firms look to capitalise as NHS becomes increasingly privatised

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The patriotically named Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) has seen a big opportunity in working with the NHS since 2006.

Landlord 'could save NHS £3m a year'

Inside Housing - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Family Mosaic's final report on its three-year Health Begins at Home study, the findings of which have been seen by Inside Housing, found that its health and wellbeing interventions resulted in tenants reducing the amount they used the NHS, especially ...
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Jeremy Hunt is at war with the NHS - and it's nurses next - ‎18 hours ago‎
Those are the words that begin section 1, clause 1, of the National Health Service Act 1946 and led two years later to the opening of the first NHS hospital in Trafford, Manchester. Whether you love or loathe the NHS, there must be two things we can ...

Are locum doctors and nurses really bankrupting the NHS?

The Guardian - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
It was the hours, rather than the money, that prompted Wol Sibanda to leave the National Health Service for a healthcare agency.

Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2005): National Health Service - Primary and Community Care

GreatNews - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2005): National Health Service - Primary and Community Care. Feb 11 2016 by Aaron Turner.
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Britain's Health Service 'On Its Knees' Thanks to Mass Migration, Says Cancer Specialist

Breitbart News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Professor Angus Dalgleish, principal of the Cancer Vaccine Institute, says the NHS is “on its knees” thanks to migrants from the European Union (EU) taking advantage of free movement rules.

Why I'm protesting alongside healthcare students to save the NHS

The Guardian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In the 2016 autumn spending review, the government announced plans to scrap the NHS student bursary and replace it with tuition fees, landing future nurses with £65,000 worth of debt.
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Planned Carter savings 'only the tip of the iceberg'

National Health Executive - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
National healthcare bodies have underlined the scale of NHS challenges ahead as many claimed Lord Carter's recommendations are just the tip of the iceberg of overall necessary savings.
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Support workers must complement nurses, not replace them – RCN

National Health Executive - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
She added that so far more than 700 nurses have completed their re-training and are now back on the frontline providing care and support for patients.

Which country has the world's best healthcare system?

The Guardian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Under France's state-run equivalent of the NHS, the majority of patients must pay the doctor or practitioner upfront. The state then reimburses them in part or in full.

That was the NHS: stories of hope, kindness and the human spirit

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Inside that hospital Henley spoke to a matron, Nadine Opiniano, who told him: “I do think some people here don't appreciate what the NHS means. In my country [she comes from the Philippines] you have to pay for care and if you can't, you die. I feel ...
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BRISTOL CITY: How the NHS and British Army helped shape Lee Johnson's management philosophy

Bristol Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
NEW Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has revealed how he experienced life at the sharp end within the National Health Service and The British Army in his quest to become a better football manager. Since ending his playing days in 2013, Johnson has ...
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'Savage cuts to NHS and local government cannot continue on this scale'

Coventry Telegraph - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Even before the cold weather hit, Walsgrave Hospital was at crisis point having repeatedly missed its A&E waiting times for the past few years, the fact is we've had a very mild winter and still the hospital was forced to cancel appointments and ...
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What makes you proud to be British? NHS tops a survey as junior doctors go on strike

Bridgwater Mercury - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
WHILE our junior doctors gather on the streets for the second strike of the year today (Wednesday, February 10), new research reveals just how important the NHS is to the nation. Opinium Research asked over 2,000 UK adults what makes them most proud to ...