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2012-06-20 12:08:36

Data briefing: A productivity challenge too far? Asking the NHS to find nearly £50 billion in efficiency savings would be "frankly undoable" says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. The NHS is under pressure to achieve £20bn of efficiency savings by 2015, but senior government figures have warned that total savings of £50bn may need to be found by 2019-20. Appleby warns that the NHS could be "setting itself up for...

2012-05-04 12:30:36

An evaluation of the national clean your hands campaign shows for the first time that an effective hand-hygiene campaign, undertaken in the context of a high profile political drive, can successfully reduce some healthcare associated infections, according to a new study published in tomorrow's BMJ. The national clean your hands campaign was rolled out to all 187 NHS Trusts from January 2005 with instructions to provide bed-side alcohol handrub (AHR), posters encouraging healthcare workers...


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  • Boughs or branches.
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