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APR 29/2014

Seven-day GP access 'can reduce pressures on A&E'

UK emergency care services could be run more effectively and sustainably following the introduction of new seven-day working models for GPs. The government announced plans to expand access to GP services earlier this month, a move that could lead to ...

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APR 25/2014

New report highlights need for greater home and social care support

More home care jobs may need to be created over the coming years to help Britain cope with the evolving needs of an ageing population, a new report has indicated. Published by the thinktank IPPR, the study revealed that the number of older people in ...

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APR 23/2014

New review into training for nurses launched

The government has announced a new review of nurses' training that will have a potentially significant impact on NHS nursing recruitment policies in future. To be spearheaded by Health Education England and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the ...

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APR 17/2014

New NICE hygiene guidance to help tackle NHS infection rates

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has introduced a series of new quality standards to help healthcare professionals to win the fight against the spread of infections. Encompassing six statements designed to reduce ...

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APR 14/2014

Extended GP opening hours and personalised care plans outlined

The government has announced new proposals to revamp the services offered by NHS GPs in order to make them more accessible and personalised. Outlined by the Department of Health today (April 14th 2014), the plans will see more than 7.5 million people...

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