Proposed changes to the GP contract published for consultation after talks with the BMA and NHS Employers failed to reach a negotiated settlement, have come under attack from the British Medical Association.
The NHS Commissioning Board has completed director-level recruitment to its Patients & Information directorate with four appointments to its Patients and Information team. The new recruits are being drafted from Microsoft, Walgreens, Capita Health and The Quality Observatory.
People are being invited to give their ideas on how to remove excessive burdens and reduce bureaucracy across the health and social care sector, to give health professionals more time to care for patients, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry announced today.
Care UK has acquired out of hours provider Harmoni. The company said the acquisition is a bid “to improve unscheduled care and help health commissioners make sure that patients get the right treatment at the right place without unnecessarily occupying hospital beds.”