Category Archives: Healthcare

HSCIC guidance for SIRI

Health and Social Care Information Centre have published a Checklist of guidance for Reporting, Managing and Investigating Information Governance and Cyber Security Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRI). This is applicable to all organisations processing Health, Public Health and Adult Social … Continue reading

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GP reaction to PM’s speech on 7 day working

GPonline.com states that GPs are split over prime minister David Cameron’s aspiration to make general practice available seven days a week. This story is taken directly from GPonline.com: Mr Cameron was speaking on Monday at the Vitality Partnership group of … Continue reading

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NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research

A report from Cancer Research UK reveals that Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world leading research into cancer. The report, based on interviews with clinicians, nurses and administrators involved in … Continue reading

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Its Dementia Awareness Week!

This week is Dementia Awareness Week; Dementia is a condition that affects over 800,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a global burden. In the UK 835,000 people live with dementia and worldwide the figure totals 47.5 million. By 2040, if … Continue reading

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Guide to CQC inspections for mental health providers published

The NHS Confederation has produced a guide to what mental health providers can expect during a CQC inspection. One year on from the introduction of the regulator’s new approach to inspection, the briefing provides an account of what mental health … Continue reading

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The not-for-profit provider of NHS services in Cornwall rated as ‘good’ by CQC

The first not-for-profit provider of NHS services to be examined under the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection regime has been rated “good”. Peninsular Community Health, which provides services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, was praised for its performance … Continue reading

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Is funding trouble hindering GP practice improvement?

Neil Roberts, writing for gponline.com, reports that the RCGP has warned thatunderfunded practices that have received the CQC’s lowest rating could struggle to improve because they face significant costs to turn themselves around. This is his news story: ‘Dr Tim … Continue reading

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Its all about compliance…

The Words Worth Reading Limited team is focusing on a whole raft of compliance-based work at the moment. This is taking many different forms – information governance compliance, Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance, healthcare provider annual reports and NHS annual … Continue reading

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GPs need more time to meet patients’ needs

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has today released a press release which states that GPs need to be freed from the constraints of the ten minute consultation to help meet their patients’ needs. The poll also found that almost all … Continue reading

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Labour shares health manifesto, including a pledge for 1:1 maternity care

Labour has shared its election manifesto this weekend and they have unveiled plans for health, including one-to-one care for women while giving birth. This ratio will be made possible through its already announced pledge to provide 3,000 extra midwives by … Continue reading

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