A Labour government would use pay restraint and make “difficult choices” about the wages of NHS frontline staff if the party wins the election next year according to Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham.
Andy Burnham has revealed that a Labour government could reduce variation in access to drugs and procedures by making it mandatory for commissioners to follow national clinical guidelines.
This consultation seeks views on draft regulations to introduce the new NHS pension scheme in accordance with the Public Service Pensions Act 2013. The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 5 December 2014. Additional Item Draft regulations firstname.lastname@example.org Scan
This framework aims to ensure that all students and staff entering the NHS not only have the right skills, but the right values to care for patients. The framework is designed around six core requirements which have been developed based
This framework for national and local action addresses the national physical inactivity epidemic, responsible for 1 in 6 deaths and costing the country an estimated £7.4 billion a year. It aims to change the social ‘norm’ to make physical activity
These profiles contain data which reveal the geographic variation in mortality of patients with liver disease across the country. Some populations are more affected by liver disease than others. For example, the male mortality rate is 4 times higher in
This report shows that common ailments such as coughs and sore throats cost the NHS an extra £1.1 billion a year when patients are treated at A&E or GP surgeries rather than at community pharmacies. Treatment results were equally good
The King’s Fund visited six services where consultants are delivering or facilitating care outside hospital. This report presents the findings from those visits as case studies. It identifies key characteristics and challenges to this way of working and seeks out
This toolkit aims to support all NHS providers in developing clear and well-thought-out strategies. It contains guidance on each stage of developing a strategy, illustrations of possible analyses and case studies of strategic changes that some NHS providers have already
Based on a two year data collection from 11 sites covering both adults’ and children’s services, NHS England is developing a currency for palliative care which focusses on patient need. The aim of the work is to provide a transparent
Launched at the policing and mental health summit of October 2014, this booklet helps the police to identify those who may have particular needs or vulnerabilities and suggests the most appropriate response. Scan or click to download
Unsociable people, or “loners,” can do brilliant work. However, they may also affect your group’s effectiveness, if you don’t handle them well. In this article, we’ll look at what you can do to manage the loners on your team. Scan
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life.
Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch? When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to
Some of the most unlikely people have confessed to being introverts lately. One recent acquaintance–while chatting amiably during a pre-event networking session– leaned over to quietly tell me that she is actually an introvert. She felt she had to learn
Women continue to make less money than men, and be less likely to hold top leadership positions. And whenever a grim new study is released, a news-making essay or book is published, or high-profile woman is criticized for being “too
Every month, DTB scans sources of information on treatments, disease management and other healthcare topics for key items to bring to our readers’ attention and help them keep up to date. This motnh: Anticholinergic action and impaired cognitive and physical
The Probiotics for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhoea (PAAD) study was designed as a two-stage study. PAAD stage 1 aimed to (1) prospectively describe antibiotic prescribing in care homes; (2) determine the incidence of C. difficile carriage and AAD (including C. difficile-associated diarrhoea);
Report that sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. Key issues identified are the need to: Do more to tackle the root causes of ill health. The future health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS
Guidance explaining the role of NHS foundation trust board members in developing a clear and well thought out strategy. It describes what to look for when assuring the quality of your NHS foundation trust’s strategy, and points out common pitfalls.
A plan by NHS England to clamp down on growth in spending on specialised services during 2015-16 will shift financial risk onto providers, potentially pushing even more acute trusts into deficit. This is the warning from senior health chiefs after
Ways different companies have tried to ensure employees take the time they are owed and remain engaged with the organisation. Solutions include limiting access to work equipment, limiting out of hours use of email, paid holidays or set holidays and
How can you identify new opportunities to increase revenue? Some organizations use mergers or acquisitions to grow, while others develop new products or expand into different markets. These are all useful; however, some leaders us the same approaches time and
Summary of new web content and policy for CCGs from NHS England Scan or click to go to bulletin