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NHS England today publishes the results of the 2013 NHS Staff Survey which was carried out between September and December 2013. Over 265 NHS organisations and twice as many staff as last year (203,000) responded. Key findings include: Staff engagement: The survey includes a basket of indicators designed to measure staff engagement which is key […]
NHS England is today launching the start of the process to create a unique framework agreement for commissioning support services. The lead provider framework will allow Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), NHS England and others to buy some or all of their commissioning support needs, ranging from non-frontline support services to bespoke services that support local […]
NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh has given his seal of approval to the first hospital in the country dedicated to providing emergency care every day of the week. Due to open in 2015, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington will have specialist emergency care consultants working round the clock to provide care for […]
This weekly summary offers an overview of the system and pulls together information on waiting times in A&E, ambulance response times, daily situation reports from the NHS, and information on flu rates. Winter health check report 21 February 2014
An NHS England patient safety alert has been issued today (20 February 2014) to all hospitals in England who administer spinal (intrathecal) chemotherapy, to minimise the risk of wrong route administration. The alert instructs hospitals to only use syringes and needles, and other devices, with non-Luer connectors when delivering this type of chemotherapy, as they […]
This alert provides new guidance on spinal (intrathecal) devices for chemotherapy that replaces guidance in previous alerts NPSA/2009/PSA004A and NPSA/2011/PSA001. All other guidance in previous alerts remains unchanged. Non-Luer spinal (intrathecal) devices for chemotherapy Non-Luer spinal (intrathecal) devices for chemotherapy (supporting information) Analysis of stakeholder engagement responses Patient safety alerts are shared rapidly with healthcare […]
There’s still time for delegates to sign up to Expo’s unique pop-up university offering more than 80 seminars running over the two-day event. The programme specialist learning to inspire and promote cutting-edge practice across healthcare. Delegates can choose from short, practical courses to create a tailor-made syllabus to suit their areas of interest. Leading practitioners […]
NHS England and Cardiothoracic Society comment on safety of children’s heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital
NHS England and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery today commented on the current safety of children’s heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital. It follows last week’s meeting between Sir Bruce Keogh and families of children who died at the hospital, where it was agreed that there should be an independent review, chaired by Sir Ian […]
NHS England acts in response to concerns about information sharing – statement from Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 In recent weeks, we have heard from patients, many GPs, their professional organisations and, groups like Healthwatch. They have told us very clearly that patients need more time to learn about information sharing, the benefits and their right to object. They have also told us that they understand why sharing […]
NHS England is calling for a debate about the future shape of dental services in England. It follows last summer’s “The NHS belongs to the people – a call to action”, which encouraged patients, the public, staff and partners to join the debate about the sustainability challenges facing the NHS in England. NHS dental services […]