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JUN 30/2015

New primary care model 'being created by GPs'

A new multi-specialty primary care model is being created by senior GPs from the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and NHS England. This is according to GP Online, which reports that the model, called 'primary care home', has been c...

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JUN 30/2015

Sign up to Safety scheme 'set to save 6,000 lives'

Some 260 organisations within the NHS have signed up to patient welfare campaign 'Sign up to Safety' since its launch in 2014, meaning it's on track to save the lives of 6,000 people by 2017. This is according to the Department of Health ...

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JUN 25/2015

Agency work 'great way for newly qualified doctors to expand skills'

Newly qualified doctors could expand their skills by working with an agency, which would also give them more freedom in where they pick up shifts and how often they decide to work. A new survey of 430 young doctors from British Medical Association (B...

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JUN 24/2015

RCN opposes NHS's decision to halt NICE safe staffing guidance

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has voted to lobby against the NHS's decision to suspend safe staffing work being carried out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).  Furthermore, the organisation has called upon ...

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JUN 24/2015

Two waiting times targets within NHS to be abolished, says Jeremy Hunt

The way in which performance results are published by the NHS is set to change, whiled two key waiting time targets will be scrapped, according to the health secretary.  Speaking at the NHS Confederation's annual conference in Liverpool earl...

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