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2012-02-02 09:18:53

Researchers at The University of Manchester have for the first time shown a positive link between improvements in mental health services and a reduction in suicide rates. Their research is published in The Lancet today (Thursday) in a study by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, based at the University's Centre for Mental Health and Risk. Using nine national recommendations for safer services made by the National Confidential...

2012-01-27 11:03:17

Junior doctors in the NHS are willing and able to help improve health services, but they don't feel valued or heard, reveals the results of a regional survey published online in BMJ Quality and Safety. The findings prompt the authors to conclude that junior doctors are "an untapped NHS resource," at a time when the NHS needs to draw on all the help it can get. The authors emailed an online questionnaire to 3766 doctors in training, from their first year after qualifying (foundation year...

2012-01-18 12:56:27

Personal view: Does anyone understand the government's plan for the NHS? Despite 25 years of experience researching health systems, including writing over 30 books and 500 academic papers, Professor Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine says he still can't understand the government's plan for the NHS. In a Personal View published on bmj.com today, he writes: "I have tried very hard, as have some of my cleverer colleagues, but no matter how hard we try, we...

2012-01-16 11:04:01

Researchers highlight high levels of doctor-patient confidence and trust A leading cancer researcher has identified very high levels of doctor-patient trust and confidence within the NHS. University of Leicester researcher Professor Paul Symonds also highlights the risk of jeopardizing this record of success if measures to become more cost effective are not carefully thought through and implemented. In two papers published this month in the journal Clinical Oncology, Professor Paul...

2011-12-23 08:30:00

Extensive Tender Process showed Winscribe best matched the Trust´s modernisation agenda and savings goals. Deployment is well under way to 650+ users at this flagship South Coast Trust London, UK (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Winscribe, the UK NHS market leader, with over 90 NHS Trusts and organisations using its technology, has been awarded a 5-year Trust-wide contract for Digital Dictation and Clinical Correspondence by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The Trust, which has a centralised...

2011-12-22 12:35:30

Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved. At present, only 30% of the UK population are registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). From 2003 to 2005, the overall consent rate for donation after brain death (DBD) was 59%. This figure remains largely unchanged with a consent rate of 63% for DBD in 2007-2009. The low consent rate for organ...


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