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2014-07-03 23:07:37

Nurse.com, the largest print magazine and electronic publisher of employment opportunities, continuing education programming and news for registered nurses, receives 2014 APEX Award for End of Shift column. Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence has honored Nurse.com with a 2014 award in the Regular Departments & Columns category for its End of Shift column. Recognizing excellence in publishing, this award lauds the individual...

2014-07-03 11:22:58

BMJ-British Medical Journal Survey of UK GPs suggests reforms have led to soaring workloads and are harming patients' health and wellbeing The majority of GPs in a survey carried out by The BMJ say their workload has soared in the past year because of their patients' financial hardship under new government rules for receiving benefits. Two thirds believe patients' health is being harmed by benefit cuts, while many feel their professional opinion is regularly disregarded by those...

2014-06-24 11:10:16

SAGE Publications A project has failed. So why continue to invest in it? This is a pertinent question for large organizations, like the UK National Health Service, which has a history of investing vast amounts of taxpayer's money into unrealistic and ultimately unsuccessful projects. According to business experts, organizations develop blind spots due to a perfect storm of unworkable policies and defensive behavior. In fact, organizations and individuals have a few things in common,...

2014-06-19 09:31:10

BMJ-British Medical Journal Scrapping charges seems to have no effect on access to and take up of care England remains the only UK country still charging patients for their prescriptions – currently £8.05 (€10; $13.5) per prescribed item. Although prescription charges have been rising, the latest data show that the number of pharmaceutical items prescribed in England reached its highest level yet - over one billion in 2012 - equivalent to nearly 19 per person in that year and an...

2014-06-15 15:09:29

BMJ-British Medical Journal Relatively rare, but significant enough to warrant action; and concerns first raised in 2009 The use of cement in partial hip replacement surgery may be linked to a risk of death - often occurring within minutes - finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The risk is relatively rare. But the alarm was first sounded in 2009, and most of the cases that have come to light have occurred since that date, say the authors, who include the former...

2014-06-12 08:29:19

CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 'NHS Recognized in Public Sector Category for Top European Award' iTrinegy is pleased to announce that their customer NHS West and South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (WSYBCSU) is a finalist in the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software 2014 in the public sector category. The Trust runs over an extensive network of GP surgeries and clinics...

2014-06-05 08:27:55

Pioneering CSU harnesses data to provide greater access and insights to enhance commissioning and the delivery of healthcare for 5 million people LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, today announced Greater East Midlands (GEM) Commissioning Support Unit has begun deploying Tableau to enhance its analysts' ability to explore, compare and communicate NHS performance data faster, to...

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...

2014-05-15 23:02:01

Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy among featured faculty sharing best practices. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 NHS Human Services has announced it is partnering with The Health Ethics Trust to sponsor the first National Symposium on Quality and Compliance at the NHS Training Center in Blue Bell, PA on Monday, June 9, 2014 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The event will serve as an educational forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care...

2014-05-07 12:29:57

Company Grows Clinical Team with Recent Introduction of its SmartLinx Medical Device Information System ANDOVER, Mass., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As National Nurses Week kicks off, Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, expresses its support and thanks to the nursing community. Nurses are not only on the front lines of healthcare with patients, but are also essential contributors to the product development process that is evolving...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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