Category Archives: Healthcare

Patients miss 5% of their GP appointments

Patients fail to attend one in 20 appointments with GPs or other practice staff, research by one LMC shows. The Committe has warned that no-shows for GP appointments are increasing the pressure placed on the GP workforce; a workforce that … Continue reading

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CQC chief inspector says the Social Care System is failing workers

On Sunday 9th August 2015, Politics Home reported that Andrea Sutcliffe had issued a stark warning over social care services, which she said were under “stress and strain” due to government cuts and a lack of political leadership over the issue … Continue reading

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CQC publishes its annual report

In the CQC’s Annual Report and Accounts 2014/15, published on the 21st July 2015, the regulatory body reflects on how they have progressed from designing, testing and evaluating their new, rigorous and expert-led way of monitoring, inspecting and regulating health … Continue reading

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CQC publish examples of Outstanding GP services

In July 2015 the CQC published a collection of examples of outstanding practice that their inspectors found in GP surgeries across England. The CQC have been inspecting general practices under their new inspection model since October 2014, and have now … Continue reading

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CQC’s response to the Secretary of State’s Speech

In response to the King’s Fund speech by the Secretary of State on 16th July 2015, CQC’s Chief Executive David Behan said: “We welcome this vision for a democratic and innovative NHS which empowers patients and staff alike. As the … Continue reading

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CQC Announce Mental Health Providers due for Inspection in December 2015

The CQC have announced the 7 acute, community and mental health providers that will be inspected in December 2015, as part of their planned comprehensive programme. The inspections, which are carried out by a mixture of inspectors, clinicians, and experts by … Continue reading

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Security experts and regular users vastly different in preferred safety practices

Even with an excess of advice on online best security practices, experts in the field and regular users implement different strategies to cope with cyber threats, and not all adequately keep devices protected. Cybersecurity experts, for instance, say they primarily … Continue reading

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UHMBT is one of first Trusts in the country to appoint Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has become one of the first NHS Trusts in the country to name a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. Sir Robert Francis’ report into the culture of raising concerns within the … Continue reading

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Amputations for diabetics in Britian on the increase

Britain has seen a 17 percent increase of people with diabetes undergo limb amputations by the NHS. Public Health England’s research data shows the figure rose from 6,026 to 7,041 people in the last five years – this equates to 116 amputations … Continue reading

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NHS pledge to tackle the over-medication of people with learning disabilities

NHS England will be hosting an urgent summit on 17 July to tackle the issue of over-medicating people with learning disabilities. A report by Public Health England revealed that up to 35,000 adults with learning disabilities are being over-prescribed medicines associated with … Continue reading

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