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AUG 11/2014

New review of NHS whistleblowing culture launched

NHS doctors and nurses are to be empowered to speak out about bad practice following the launch of a new independent review by the government. The Freedom to Speak Up Review has officially commenced, having initially been announced in June 2014, and ...

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AUG 07/2014

Report highlights need for greater promotion of patient choice in NHS

Staff in GP jobs have been encouraged to do more to remind patients of their legal right to choose which hospital or clinic they attend for their outpatient appointments. A new survey of more than 2,700 patients has been conducted by NHS England and ...

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AUG 05/2014

New racial equality measures for NHS workforce announced

People from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds will benefit from more equal access to NHS jobs in future thanks to a number of new measures that will be introduced next year. The NHS Equality and Diversity Council is taking new steps to tack...

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AUG 04/2014

New study highlights pros and cons of telephone-based GP services

Staff in NHS GP jobs could improve the service they offer through the addition of telephone triage facilities - although there could also be downsides to doing so. This is the conclusion of a new study led by the University of Exeter Medical School, ...

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AUG 01/2014

New campaign encourages purchasing efficiencies within NHS nursing

Staff in NHS nursing jobs will be encouraged to help identify areas where savings can be made on procurement in order to help hospitals save money. Developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and NHS Supply Chain, this new campaign is still in it...

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