The rise in the use of social media has contributed to a doubling of complaints against doctors in five years, it has been reported.
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NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens will today announce a major programme extending the use of combined health and social care personal budgets.
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The Health and Social Care Information Centre has admitted it has no legal power to force private companies holding potentially sensitive patient data obtained from its predecessor body to delete the information.
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A decision on which hospitals will provide three cutting edge interventional cardiology treatments will not be made until September, 18 months after the NHS stopped funding them.
Trusts pinpointed as having a poor patient safety incident reporting culture on a new website have criticised the measure and its use of old data.
Efforts to develop more sophisticated approaches to commissioning, funding and comparing mental health services could be helped by a new online database.
Small hospitals should continue to play an “important role” in the NHS, Monitor has indicated after a new study found “no evidence” of poorer quality clinical performance when compared with larger providers.
The government body in charge of safeguarding patient information has ordered a significant number of trusts to delete a series of datafields.
Three of the seven trusts that were unable to provide waiting times data in time for its planned publication by NHS England last month linked the delay to the implementation of the Lorenzo electronic record system, a technology the Department of Health has paid trusts to adopt.
The British Medical Association has called for freedom of information law to apply equally across all GP providers, after it emerged that Virgin Care was required by its contract with NHS England not to respond to requests.
Oxford Health Foundation Trust has signed a five-year deal with an IT company for the provision of an integrated electronic health record system.
Simon Stevens has said he wants to “accelerate the redesign of care delivery” and create “far greater local flexibility” in services, structure and system rules.
NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster has outlined a package of commitments which he wants politicians of all parties to sign up to before the 2015 general election.
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