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Rick Stern, Chief Executive, NHS Alliance

Winter or Summer the pressure’s on, says NHS Alliance

Winter pressures schemes should be recurrently funded - 365 days a year so that real solutions can be permanent and built into existing structures, says the NHS Alliance.

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Prof. William Rosenberg, Consultant Hepatologist

Thousands of lives to be saved if NHS commits to hep C elimination

Researchers are calling for clinical commissioners and the NHS to triple diagnosis rates of hepatitis C in a bid to eliminate the condition by 2030.

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Jim Easton, Managing Director for healthcare at Care UK

Challenge fund pilots to improve access and transform care delivery

Twenty GP collaborations have won new funding to work as pilots under the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund scheme.

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Better diabetic foot care

Better diabetic foot care could end ‘Postcode lottery’

Clinical Commissioning Groups should take urgent action to improve foot care for diabetics, following a report tracking ‘a postcode lottery’ of diabetes-related amputations.

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NEWS

PRACTICE BUSINESS

CLINICAL

NURSING & MIDWIFERY

  • Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK

    Trusts urged to end diabetes recruitment freeze

    The NHS is not recruiting enough diabetes specialist nurses to keep pace with the growing number of people diagnosed with diabetes, finds an analysis by Diabetes UK, the Royal College of Nursing and TREND-UK.

PHARMACY

PATIENTS & PPI

  • Pay £10 a month for the NHS?

    A £10 a month membership fee for using the NHS should be charged to people with the exception of those receiving free prescriptions, finds a report co-authored by Lord Norman Warner.

COMMISSIONING