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Patient safety alert on addressing rising trends and outbreaks in carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
An NHS England stage-two ‘resource’ patient safety alert has been issued today (6 March 2014) to signpost providers of NHS care to resources developed to prevent the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Enterobacteriaceae are a large family of bacteria that usually live harmlessly in the gut of all humans and animals, but, in the wrong place, […]
Watch the NHS England Board meeting, starting at 09.30 and expected to last until around 13.00. Board papers are available to view.
Five hundred women every year could benefit from a new drug which has been added to the Cancer Drugs Fund to treat advanced cervical cancer. The drug bevacizumab (Avastin) is already used in the treatment of other cancers, however this is the first time it will be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for […]
Public urged to help NHS England cut no-show appointments Technology is being used to cut the numbers of missed GP and outpatient appointments, NHS England will announced Monday. Figures have suggested that more than twelve million GP appointments are missed each year in the UK, costing in excess of £162 million per year. A further […]
An updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document relating to NHS England’s responsibilities for medical revalidation published
An updated Frequently asked questions (FAQs) document relating to NHS England’s responsibilities for medical revalidation are provided. For generic queries on revalidation, please see the GMC website.
We need to increase the diagnosis rate for patients with dementia, Professor Alistair Burns said today. Speaking today on the Community Stage at Camp Expo in Manchester, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia said the current rate of less than 50 per cent was not high enough. Professor Burns, also Professor of Old Age […]
Dr Kate Granger announces Awards for Compassionate Care winners at NHS Expo. Speaking alongside Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England on the second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014, Dr Granger reflected on examples of outstanding patient-centred care as well as her own experiences as a doctor and a patient. The […]
NHS Change Day has received 388,000 pledges as it closes in on its ambitious target of half a million. More pledges poured in from delegates on the second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo being staged at Manchester Central. They helped push the total number of pledges to improve care for people towards […]
NHS England’s chief executive Sir David Nicholson has spoken of his “bitter regrets” over failing to meet the families of patients who died in Mid-Staffordshire. He admitted his response to the Mid-Staffs report – which revealed serious and systematic failures in care – had been one of the hardest lessons he learned during his 36-year […]
Delegates to Health and Care Innovation Expo joined a panel discussion looking at how patients can become more involved in decisions about their care. ‘What should be the role of citizens and patients in our health and care system?’ saw four experts reviewing why we look to NHS staff to drive innovation rather than using […]