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Forward View for NHS warmly received

Forward View for NHS warmly received

“Powerful” and “refreshing” NHS five year vision is welcomed by leading figures in the health service.

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Late diagnosis of kidney failure “devastating”

Late diagnosis of kidney failure “devastating”

Diabetes-related kidney failure is estimated to almost double by 2025, according to a survey by Diabetes UK.

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Average achievement lowered due to “imposed QOF indicators”

Average achievement lowered due to “imposed QOF indicators”

The average achievement score for general practices has decreased from 96.7% in 2012/13 to 92.4% this year, official figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has shown.

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More than two-thirds of CCG leads predict financial stability

More than two-thirds of CCG leads predict financial stability

Around seven in ten CCG leads expect to end the year in surplus, according to a survey by The King’s Fund published in its latest quarterly monitoring report.

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  • Whistleblowing – time to speak up?

    Whistleblowing – time to speak up?

    Emlyn Williams, a Partner at Weightmans LLP, considers the implications of Sir Robert Francis’ Independent Review into Whistleblowing within the NHS

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  • Regulating Telehealth Services: Where does care begin?

    Regulating Telehealth Services: Where does care begin?

    Back in 2006, the Department of Health in England published a White Paper called ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say’ that included a focus on integrated care supported by advanced assistive technologies such as ‘telehealth’.