Joined up health care for Hertfordshire

A job-share partnership of senior health and social care leaders has been announced in Hertfordshire.

Stroke deaths have halved in last decade

Research has found that deaths in England caused by stroke have halved in the past 10 years as a result of better treatment.

Still progress to be made on digital records

New research has revealed that only one in ten NHS trusts are fully digitised, despite the government’s plans for a paperless NHS by 2020.

Hold on to the best of clinical commissioning, NHS urged

The NHS must not lose the clinical leadership, understanding of their local communities and unique perspective provided by clinical commissioners.

Personal care should be freely available for over-65s

The IPPR is urging the government to introduce free social care to people over 65, funded by a 2p tax rise.

Website launched to assist nurses career plan

A new website tool has been launched to help registered nurses identify new areas of practice that might suit their skills and aspirations.

Urgent investment in district nursing needed

New figures have shown that the number of district nurses working in the NHS in England has dropped by almost 43 per cent in the last 10 years.

Majority of food bought in UK hospitals deemed unhealthy

An audit of NHS health centres has discovered that people overwhelmingly bought unhealthy snacks and drinks on hospital premises.

Action needed to spot and stop sepsis

The RCN has stressed that health care staff must be educated on the signs of sepsis to save tens of thousands of lives lost each year.

£5m to improve care for people with a learning disability

The NHS has announced that an additional £5 million will fund reviews to improve care for people with a learning disability.

‘Broken’ care system letting patients down

The CQC has highlighted how patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a ‘broken’ care system.

New measures to improve care for people with autism

Matt Hancock has announced new measures to improve care for people with autism and learning disabilities.

Allocate patients 15-minute slots, say GPs

The RCGP has released its vision of what general practice will look like in 2030, arguing that consultations should be extended to 15 minutes.

6,000 mental health nurses lost in 10 years

The RCN has warned that the total mental health nursing workforce has decreased by 10.6 per cent since 2009.

Too many children in England are being are 'unnecessarily' being admitted to mental health hospitals.

Good will of nurses being abused, warns RCN

With one in nine nursing posts currently unfilled, the Royal College of Nursing is calling for safe staffing levels to be enshrined.

Use digital for long term condition management

A report has called for better digital access among individuals with long-term conditions, including through social prescribing of digital skills.

Plans for partnership working outlined for Croydon

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and NHS Croydon CCG are to continue their partnership working to strengthen future services.

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