Politicians should recognise the NHS needs to ‘get more out of’ and reduce the cost of its staff, the NHS Confederation chief executive has said.
Hospitals could reduce length of stay and improve patient outcomes if they reimagine the way more than 10 million patients a year undergo surgery in the NHS, HSJ has been told.
Integration of health and social care will help improve services but will not be the answer to the financial challenge facing the sector, the new president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Service has said.
Shadow heath secretary Andy Burnham has pledged not to cut unsocial hours payments for NHS staff if Labour wins the general election, but said he still planned to introduce a ‘seven-day service’ that provides care for people at whatever time they require.
The Conservatives’ plan to extend weekend working would help the NHS meet rising demand for operations, rather than being an additional cost pressure, the health secretary has argued.
One of the largest NHS unions has issued a warning to the next government that it will ballot for strike action if ministers try to cut unsocial hours payments.
Almost two thirds of nursing staff who have experienced a ‘red flag’ event while working on an acute adult inpatient ward have failed to see nurse numbers immediately increased to deal with the situation, according to a major survey of NHS staffing levels.
Concerns about a nurse convicted last month of raping and photographing unconscious patients at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford were raised more than five years ago, HSJ can reveal.
Technology giant IBM is to be the supplier of the electronic staff record system covering 1.4 million NHS staff in England and Wales.
Ambulance handover delays, cancelled elective operations and delayed transfers of care all saw huge increases this winter, in what has been the most difficult year for accident and emergency departments in a decade.
NHS England plans to cut jobs and close offices in its primary care support services just weeks before it plans to announce the winning bidder of a £1bn contract to take over the function.
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More than 50 pilot sites will take part in a national trial of clinical pharmacists in accident and emergency departments.
New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as part of a journey towards ‘inevitable’ full registration of the care workforce, the author of the Cavendish review has said.
A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.
The Care Quality Commission will fail to hit a high profile target to inspect all acute trusts before the end of this year, the watchdog’s chief executive has said.
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