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Home-based team helps 2-year-old Poppy to avoid hospital stay

Home-based team helps 2-year-old Poppy to avoid hospital stay

Poppy Sydney had really sore eyes and she didn’t want to stay in a hospital. The two-year-old from Warrington had Periorbital Cellulitis – an infection of the skin around her eyes.

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Notts commissioners to show teens results of service choices

Notts commissioners to show teens results of service choices

A specially commissioned film and lesson plan is to be unveiled in schools in Nottingham to help teenagers use NHS services wisely.

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Savings not standards are priority, finds survey

Savings not standards are priority, finds survey

Clinical commissioning is making an impact but efficiency savings are more important than improving patient care, health professionals report.

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Money, talk and a lot more needed to transform health

Money, talk and a lot more needed to transform health

A report from the Health Foundation calls on the NHS, politicians and the public to communicate and protect high quality services from otherwise certain decline.

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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

  • More students signing up for district nursing

    More students signing up for district nursing

    The number of students enrolling on District Nursing courses in England has increased dramatically, according to The Queen’s Nursing Institute. Research commissioned by the Institute shows a 38% increase in the number of district nurses who were due to qualify this summer in comparison to last year.

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