Will patients be charged for NHS services?

King’s Fund member explains why charging for healthcare should be a no go area King’s Fund member and social policy professor Julian Le Grand has spoken out against the idea of charging for healthcare services, instead advocating a “a single pathway of care with a single ring fenced budget and a single commissioner.”  Long opposing the […]

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More nurses won’t help NHS, claims leading editor

Health Service Journal editor says a well staffed ward is no assurance of good healthcare Health Service Journal (HSJ) editor Alastair McLellan believes that the sight of a fully staffed hospital ward could be a “dangerous fallacy” leading to assumptions about good patient care. In the short term, Mr McLellan agrees that boosting nurse recruitment is […]

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Seven day working encouraged for NHS staff

Health Service Journal editor explains why 24/7 services have full support Esteemed Health Service Journal Editor Alastair McLellan has claimed that there is a “growing sense of inevitability” with regards to the NHS becoming a seven day service. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt began the discussion when stating that patients should expect to receive the same high levels of […]

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Four in ten trusts feeling financial squeeze

Additional winter funding stripped back leaving A&E departments short Analysis by the Health Service Journal has revealed that hospital trusts are already factoring in financial deficits, as four out of ten experience increased costs due to unplanned demand on emergency services. Trusts usually receive winter pressure funding, which helps them to cope with the rising […]

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