Care home pharmacists to help cut overmedication and unnecessary hospital stays for frail older patients

NHS England has today announced plans to recruit and deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and cut unnecessary hospital stays. Around 180,000 people living in nursing or residential homes will have their prescriptions and medicines reviewed by the new pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Elderly care home residents often have one […]

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NHS moves to end “fractured” care system

The head of NHS England will today (Thursday 15 June) pledge to end the “fractured” health and social care system that leaves too many patients “passed from pillar to post” by giving local leaders and communities more control over how they improve health and social care. Addressing the NHS Confederation in Liverpool, Simon Stevens said: […]

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Don Berwick appointed to support vanguard sites

Dr Donald Berwick, the renowned international authority on health care quality and improvement management, is today appointed by The King’s Fund with NHS England and national partners to help support vanguard sites in developing the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View. Don, who is currently President Emeritus and […]

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