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Why Pokémon Go really is a national health service

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
If parenting is one long process of discovering that it doesn't really happen like they say in the books, then school holidays are proof positive that Swallows and Amazons was fiction.

UK: National Health Service cardiac units to be cut

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
In a major attack on the National Health Service, from April next year NHS England will no longer commission complex heart surgical procedures from three major hospitals.

Health services to all key proposal of the draft National Health Policy

The New Indian Express - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
NEW DELHI: Assuring health services to all as an entitlement would be one of the key proposals of the draft National Health Policy. The Health Ministry has prepared a note of the draft policy which is expected to be taken up by the Union Cabinet for ...
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BMA calls NHS England plan to cleanse GP lists 'unacceptable'

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Patients who have not had contact with their GP in five years could be removed from their list in plans being condemned by the British Medical Association (BMA).
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Stevens calls for guaranteed residency for EU NHS workers

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, told the Health Select Committee today that EU nationals working for the NHS must be guaranteed the right to remain in the country. He said: “It will be very important that those staff understand that ...
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NHS England told to set out how specialised care fits within FYFV and deficit by October

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Specialised care spending is failing to stay within budget despite receiving more funding than other aspects of the NHS, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said.

Dalton leaves Mental Health Network, hails 'new phase' for NHS Confederation

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The chief executive of the Mental Health Network, Stephen Dalton, has announced today that he will be abandoning his post in order to focus exclusively on leading the NHS Confederation more widely as its CEO. Dalton, who has led the Network for more ...

Devolve all health budgets and create new taxation powers, leaders say

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In a report supported by KPMG, Localis made the case for local NHS and local government leaders to gain control over their entire local health budget, with funding raised and controlled locally in order to support greater flexibilities.

DeepMind's first NHS health app faces more regulatory bumps

TechCrunch - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
It's fair to say that Google-owned AI company DeepMind's big push into the health space via data-access collaborations with the UK's National Health Service - announced with much fanfare in February this year - has not been running entirely smoothly ...

Investing in staff is the only way we'll deliver better patient care

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Clare Price-Dowd, a registered nurse and senior programme lead at the NHS Leadership Academy, discusses the importance of investing in your staff.
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Jeremy Hunt to remain as health secretary

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Responding to the news of Hunt's reappointment, Dame Gill Morgan, chair of NHS Providers, said: “I congratulate Jeremy Hunt on his reappointment as secretary of state for health at a time when the health and care sector faces unprecedented challenges.

Reducing immigration could strain Britain's public services further

The Economist - ‎15 hours ago‎
How, then, would public services respond? Many are worried that the National Health Service (NHS), whose junior doctors are in revolt over a new contract that they consider miserly, might find it even harder to attract staff.
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DH and NHS England balance finances 'on a technicality'

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
More warnings have been issued about the unsustainable financial situation of the NHS after the Department of Health (DH) and NHS England published their annual accounts for this year. The department overspent its total Treasury controls by £0.1bn ...
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Major £940m social care funding hole 'making the NHS bleed'

National Health Executive - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The crisis in social care funding is “at a tipping point”, with the effects making the NHS funding shortfall worse, the annual survey from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has revealed.

Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health services

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Her treatment was paid for by the National Health Service (NHS). Her tragic death was the culmination of numerous failings at the hospital over a period of months whereby staff had missed the opportunity to pass on information regarding threats that El ...
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Scots doctor overtime payments rise to £20m

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
"We are determined to eradicate high cost overtime payments in NHS Scotland, which is why we have launched a national programme for the effective management of all temporary staffing, to help boards move away from reliance on high cost temporary staff, ...

PHSO publishes new charter as part of transparency drive

National Health Executive - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has published a new Service Charter as part of a commitment to increasing transparency about its ...

Plan to cut £1.5m worth of mental health services is axed in extraordinary u-turn

Manchester Evening News - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
“As a result, we believe it is pragmatic not to withdraw services at this stage, ensuring that scarce NHS resources are not wasted on a costly judicial process.
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Legal claims 'will cost NHS extra £2.5 billion'

The Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The government will have to allocate an extra £2.5 billion to meet the cost of legal claims against the National Health Service, figures suggest. Growing levels of compensation and rising legal bills have fuelled the increase, according to the NHS ...

DeepMind says NHS hospitals app should be cleared as a medical device

FierceBiotech - ‎17 hours ago‎
DeepMind--a Google-owned artificial intelligence company--has decided to suspend use of its Streams app, co-designed with the National Health Service (NHS), until the software has been registered as a medical device with the Medicines & Healthcare ...