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Vulnerable children ‘at risk’ in new protection system

The group Every Child In Need are concerned that the new rules will mean delays in helping vulnerable children. The group is concerned that the new rules are too vague and risk letting local authorities “do what they want when … Continue reading

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New patient rating system introduced

The government is to introduce a new patient rating system to help improve nursing care across the NHS. From April next year, patients will be asked if they would recommend the hospital in which they were treated to friends and … Continue reading

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NHS reforms criticised by leading healthcare publications

The editors of three leading healthcare publications, the British Medical Journal, Health Service Journal and Nursing Times have simultaneously published an editorial describing the current NHS reforms a “damaging… unholy mess”. The editorial reads “As the editors of the BMJ, … Continue reading

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‘Happiness’ sets people up for a fall

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has said that the government’s “happiness agenda” is in danger of promoting “middle class” materialistic aspirations. He claims that instead the focus should be on “resilience” to help people cope with life’s peaks and troughs. … Continue reading

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New NHS goals are to centre on patients’ experiences

At a speech in London, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has explained why the latest Outcomes Framework stresses the importance of patient surveys, including those of children and bereaved relations. He wants patient surveys to be at the heart of how … Continue reading

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Access to GP records online by 2015

In his Autumn Announcement, George Osborne has pledged that everybody in England will have access to their medical records online by 2015. As part of the ‘Information Revolution’ the Government called for patients to be in control of their own … Continue reading

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Secret Whitehall statistics to be published

The chancellor, George Osborne, is due to make his autumn announcement on Tuesday. His statement will include the news that some of Whitehall’s most secret statistics are to be published. This move marks the current government’s commitment to transparency of … Continue reading

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Government spending by department for 2010-2011

In the last financial year, the British Government spent £691.67bn across its departments. A comprehensive breakdown of public spending data has recently been published by the Guardian which shows the scale of cuts to departments for the coalitions first year in … Continue reading

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Government uses WordPress for new Civil Service website

Years ago, in Mayden’s early days, a content management system (CMS) was one of the first products we designed; you couldn’t really be a legitimate web development company without one. It was a good product too – and still powering … Continue reading

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