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GPs could employ consultants or vice-versa under radical plans, says Stevens

Radical plans for GPs and hospital specialists to join forces to promote more personalised and joined-up care for patients have been outlined by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England.

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Liberal Democrats would double Dementia funding

Liberal Democrats would double Dementia funding

The Liberal Democrat Party says it would double dementia research funding to £132m by 2020 – five years ahead of the Government’s current commitment.

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Openness and honesty expected from GPs

Openness and honesty expected from GPs

It is ‘essential’ GPs are honest with patients when things go wrong, says a joint statement signed by eight healthcare regulators.

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London GP surgeries require £1bn boost

London GP surgeries require £1bn boost

GP surgeries in the capital need £1bn of investment to modernise their facilities over the next five years, according to a report by the London Health Commission.

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NEWS

PRACTICE BUSINESS

  • 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

NURSING & MIDWIFERY

PHARMACY

  • Cancer Drug Fund to gain £160m

    Cancer Drug Fund to gain £160m

    NHS England has pledged a £160m boost over two years for the Cancer Drugs Fund. The decision should give more patients access to innovative drugs that are not routinely available on the NHS.

PATIENTS & PPI

COMMISSIONING

  • 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’.