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Dementia ‘linked’ to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted Tuesday January 27, 2015 by Mehdihassan Juma

A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions...

A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia. All of the types of medication in question are drugs that have...

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Press Release – CQC inspectors find 60 GP practices to be Good or Outstanding

Posted Friday January 23, 2015 by Neal Suchak

CQC inspectors find 60 GP practices to be Good or Outstanding The Care...

CQC inspectors find 60 GP practices to be Good or Outstanding The Care Quality Commission has published a further 75 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that...

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Press Release-PA response to Select Committee report on Complaints

Posted Wednesday January 21, 2015 by Neal Suchak

The Patients Association, today, welcomes the publication of the Health Select Committee’s...

The Patients Association, today, welcomes the publication of the Health Select Committee’s fourth report into Complaints and Raising Concerns. For a number of years the Patients Association has raised concerns...

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NHS is failing patients, cancer charities warn after life-saving drugs are dropped

Posted Monday January 19, 2015 by Katherine Murphy

The heads of 15 cancer charities criticise NHS decision to pull the...

The heads of 15 cancer charities criticise NHS decision to pull the plug on funding for 25 life-saving drugs An alliance of cancer charities has condemned the system for allocating life-saving...

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A&Es given new safe nurse staffing rules

Posted Friday January 16, 2015 by Mehdihassan Juma

A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many...

A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care. The draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and...

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Nursing union head: ‘sticking plaster solutions’ will not heal the NHS

Posted Wednesday January 14, 2015 by Neal Suchak

Cecilia Anim, the Royal College of Nursing’s new president has a cure...

Cecilia Anim, the Royal College of Nursing’s new president has a cure for the health service crisis: attract, train and nurture new staff and let clinicians run it http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/14/royal-college-nursing-president-sticking-plaster-not-mend-nhs-cecilia-amin  …...

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Cuts to cancer treatments announced

Posted Tuesday January 13, 2015 by Mehdihassan Juma

Twenty-five different cancer treatments will no longer be funded by the NHS...

Twenty-five different cancer treatments will no longer be funded by the NHS in England, health chiefs have announced. NHS England announced the step after it emerged the £280m Cancer Drugs Fund...

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‘Why hospitals have reached gridlock’

Posted Monday January 12, 2015 by Mehdihassan Juma

Hospitals are all about flow. As new patients arrive, others must move...

Hospitals are all about flow. As new patients arrive, others must move on through the system and, eventually, leave. But what has happened in the past month is that the system...

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PHSO Report and formal Letter to Sec. of State

Posted Monday January 12, 2015 by Mehdihassan Juma

November 2014: The Patients Association, in their report on the  Parliamentary and Health...

November 2014: The Patients Association, in their report on the  Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, calls on the organisation to establish a truly independent, transparent and people’s Ombudsman. To view the...

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PASC Inquiry

Posted Monday January 12, 2015 by Mehdihassan Juma

Call for evidence: NHS complaints and clinical failure   Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) examines...

Call for evidence: NHS complaints and clinical failure   Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) examines the quality and standards of administration within the Civil Service and scrutinises the reports of the Parliamentary and...

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