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Health and Wellbeing Boards: who are they and what will they do?

A key element in the implementation of the new Health and Social Care Act, is the creation of health and wellbeing boards (HWBs). These boards, in comparison to the formation of CCGs and involvement of Any Qualified Provider, have received … Continue reading

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Health and social care bill passes its final hurdle

Following over a year of debate and over 1,000 amendments in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the health and social care bill has passed its final hurdle. Despite several last minute attempts to delay or overturn … Continue reading

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NHS costs soar as GPs focus on health reforms

Freedom of information requests  submitted to PCTs by False Economy has revealed that senior GPs are spending as little as one day a week seeing their patients due to their time being redirected into setting up clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) … 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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Three-quarters of GPs want health and social care bill withdrawn

A survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners has revealed that almost three-quarters of family doctors want the government to withdraw the health and social care bill.When asked if the RCGP should call for the bill to be withdrawn, … Continue reading

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The importance of Integrated Care…

Mayden have spent the last 10 years developing interoperable clinical solutions because we believe that integrated care with medical professionals sharing information is critical to providing good healthcare. So we were sad to hear the story of Anna Levis on … Continue reading

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Guardian Maps NHS Organisations

It looks like early days but the Guardian has created an interactive map of all the NHS organisations in its healthcare network, sourced by data from Kable and Patient Opinion. Possibly one to keep an eye on – it will … Continue reading

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NHS Reforms: the story so far

It all started with a white paper, published in July 2010, and promoted by the government as one of the most radical shake-ups in NHS history. The white paper, entitled ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS’ promised to ‘put patients … Continue reading

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