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2014-05-29 10:34:04

BMJ-British Medical Journal Dropping this policy may widen inequalities, warn researchers A policy of higher NHS spending in deprived areas compared with affluent areas is associated with a reduction in absolute health inequalities from causes amenable to healthcare in England, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. In 1999, the government introduced a new 'health inequalities' objective for the allocation of NHS resources in England, which resulted in greater NHS spending in...

2014-04-15 12:30:00

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) has been awarded a three year grant from NHS National Services Scotland to implement a nationwide patient-flow initiative to improve their healthcare delivery system, and to build a sustainable platform for wide scale adoption of IHO's methodology. Over the next three years, IHO will guide NHS Scotland leaders, managers, and clinicians on technical, methodological, and change-management issues to...

2014-04-09 08:31:37

Thirty of the world's most inspiring-looking counseling centers are featured in a new article by BestCounselingDegrees.net WILMINGTON, Del., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty of the world's most inspirationally-designed counseling centers are named in a new article on BestCounselingDegrees.net. The "30 Most Inspiring-Looking Counseling Centers in the World" highlights the architecture of counseling practices in the United States and several other countries. Best Counseling...

2013-09-14 23:04:37

Extended Healthcare Services Available to Meet Needs of Local Residents Pearland, TX (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 In the Pearland area, local residents can enjoy access to a wide range of healthcare services to meet their different needs. Many needs are met through a visit to a primary care physician, and emergency rooms at local hospitals are available to provide critical care in urgent situations. Urgent care facilities like Prime Urgent Care are available to meet acute but not emergency...

2013-09-10 10:26:48

High quality care in England often mired in unclear goals, excessive box ticking and regulation, and variable staff support A lack of clearly defined goals, a surfeit of box ticking and regulation, and highly variable staff support are stifling the almost universal desire to provide high quality care in the English NHS, finds the largest ever analysis of its culture and behaviors, published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. While there are many examples of exemplary and innovative...

2013-07-11 11:12:19

1 in 7 commissioning groups in England has tightened criteria to save money Some CCGs have tightened the thresholds for access to "low priority" surgery such as hernia and joint problems, while others have introduced new systems to restrict the flow of patients being sent to hospital. The BMJ's investigation also found that only four of England's 211 new GP led organisations, which assumed statutory responsibility for commissioning around £60bn of NHS care on 1 April 2013,...

2013-06-06 11:44:45

Patients battling cancer have a better experience of care at hospitals that employ more cancer specialist nurses. Research from the University of Southampton, shows that patients of better staffed hospitals are more likely to report being given more emotional support by nurses who work well together on wards. Study author Peter Griffiths, Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Southampton, comments: "Cancer and its treatment can place a huge burden, both physical and...

2013-05-10 11:56:05

Death in hospital remains very common for cancer patients in developed countries. Although hospital surveys show that death was highly expected, patients dying in hospital have a high probability of unrelieved and poorly treated physical suffering, and emotional, spiritual and social distress. Quality improvement programs in the United States and United Kingdom suggest that aspects of the 'excellent practice' of palliative care can be transferred to other settings. The Liverpool Care Pathway...

2011-09-20 11:19:56

Children's and young people's experience of the National Health Service in England Children under 16 make up less than 1% of participants in national NHS patient surveys, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. But the issue is particularly important as young adults who are asked about their experiences of the NHS, are less satisfied with the care they receive than older adults, say the authors. In 2010 the Kennedy Report concluded that services for...


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