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MAR 27/2014

Women now account for more than half of GPs

Women now make up more than half of the UK's GP professionals for the first time, new figures have revealed.  Statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that as of September 2013 there were 20,440 female GPs, which ac...

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MAR 20/2014

Potential for telehealth in the NHS 'is exciting'

There is strong potential for the development of telehealth services in the NHS, it has been claimed. This involves the use of online technology such as social media and Skype to help people get in touch with doctors and it is hoped it will improve s...

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MAR 13/2014

RCN: Appropriate staffing levels of senior nurses essential to NHS care

The necessity of maintaining the number of NHS nursing jobs at a high level has been underlined in a new report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Entitled More Than Just a Number, the study has warned the government against seeking to cut spen...

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MAR 12/2014

Ageing population 'driving need for wider NHS reforms'

More jobs for home care workers could be created in future as the NHS gradually evolves its services to cope with the needs of an ageing society. A new report from thinktank The King's Fund has highlighted the need for a "fundamental shift&q...

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MAR 11/2014

New report highlights need for holistic reform of emergency care

The NHS Confederation has called for a series of changes to the way urgent care is organised in the UK, in order to help emergency medical staff to serve the needs of patients more effectively. Responding to Sir Bruce Keogh's review of urgent and...

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