GP: NHS jargon should be more accessible

According to Johnny Marshall, GP and director of policy at NHS Confederation, the NHS jargon makes the organisation seem less accessible to the public, and as a result, the organisation is often misunderstood and regarded with apprehension. He raises issues such as ‘out-of-hours-services (out of whose hours?)’,  reconfiguration, reform, and bed-blocking, are all examples of […]

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NHS must rely on foreign doctors

It has been revealed that Scotland’s health boards are frequently flying in doctors from distant countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria and even Australia, in order to help the NHS manage increasing demands on the healthcare system. The Sunday Express investigation found that millions of pounds are being spent annually to cover travel expenses  and bumper […]

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GP out of hours care improving

CQC gives service the thumbs up Care Quality Commission inspectors reveal that GO out of hours care across England is improving, although weaknesses are still apparent in some areas. The review of 30 services, which covers a third of the population, highlighted problems with recruitment processes and medicines management, although generally concluding that services were […]

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Seven days a week GP services promised by Tories

Prime Minister strives for more flexibility Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that everyone across England will have access to GP services seven days a week by 2020. The Conservative leader has announced that a further £100 million from April 2015 will be used towards a fund that was initiated last year to increase flexibility […]

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