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2013-07-11 11:13:35

Beyond the Nicholson challenge: How the comprehensive spending review protection for the NHS hides a deepening financial crisis Chancellor George Osborne has announced an increase in health spending of 1.9% for 2015/16, but taking inflation into account the true figure will be just 0.1%. And although politicians are promising to protect and increase the health budget every year, the latest Comprehensive Spending Review shows that the reality to be quite different. According to Ford, the...

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,...

2013-07-02 10:55:41

Managers worst offenders; workload pressures and organizational culture contributory factors One in five UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues, with almost half saying they have witnessed bullying, in the past six months, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Managers are the most common source of bullying, with workload pressures and organizational culture contributory factors, the study reveals. The findings are based on the responses of almost 3000 NHS...

2013-06-13 23:17:43

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, a provider of mental health and community care services in Lancashire under England´s National Health Service (NHS), has today announced a partnership with global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics vendor, Yellowfin. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The partnership will see the Trust — the largest provider of mental health and community care services in Lancashire, and one of the biggest in England — utilise Yellowfin´s Mobile BI...

2013-05-29 09:45:26

Profits from pregnancy: How trusted organizations sell out women to commercial interests Trusted organizations, such as the NHS and some UK royal colleges, profit by selling commercial advertisers access to pregnant women through promotions such as Bounty bags. On bmj.com today, GP Margaret McCartney says these potential conflicts of interests are unacceptable. For example, she describes how a commercial company was offered access to mothers through adverts and editorial content in...

2013-04-19 17:58:56

Young people seeking help who are at high risk of developing psychosis could significantly reduce their chances of going on to develop a full-blown psychotic illness by getting early access to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), new research shows. Researchers from The University of Manchester found the risk of developing psychosis was more than halved for those receiving CBT at six, 12 and 18-24 months after treatment started. The team from the University´s School of Psychological...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.