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JUN 21/2013

DH to issue guidelines on improving communication with disabled patients

The Department of Health (DH) is aiming to improve communication with people with disabilities through new guidance set to be issued next month. Health minister Norman Lamb explained that the department will give a clear outline to GPs and other NHS ...

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JUN 20/2013

New route into nursing for healthcare assistants proposed

Moving into nursing from other healthcare support roles is to be made simpler thanks to a new plan put forward by Health Education England (HEE). Healthcare assistants are now to be offered a route into nursing jobs by undertaking part-time degrees, ...

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JUN 20/2013

UKHCA welcomes CQC's minimum standards for care providers

A new proposal by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to set minimum standards for health and social care providers has been welcomed by the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA). The standards will not replace the current CQC Essential Standards...

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JUN 19/2013

Mobile healthcare 'improves access' in developing countries

In order to improve access to healthcare in the developing world, as well as remote regions of developed countries, a new study is calling for more mobile health technology. A new article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal said tha...

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JUN 18/2013

Nurses recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

The annual Queen's birthday list has honoured many members of the healthcare profession for their hard work and contribution to their individual fields, with health making up seven per cent of all honours given out. Some 17 nurses have recei...

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