The NHS must accelerate the pace and scale of change in the way health is delivered in England if it is to seize the opportunity to significantly improve care for patients, according to the sector regulator.
Setting out its corporate strategy for 2014-17, Monitor said there is a growing consensus about the fundamental changes required to achieve “nothing short of a complete redesign of how care is delivered in England”.
This includes integrating access to care around the needs of patients; breaking down traditional barriers between providers; doing less in hospitals and more in the community; and inventing new models of hospital care…..
- Training plays second fiddle to NHS pressures Core Medical Trainees are spending so much time on hospital wards that they are missing out on training opportunities, including attending outpatient clinics and formal teaching sessions.
- These are the findings of a survey of CMTs undertaken by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) and the Royal College of Physicians…..
- The trouble with the Health Services crisis is that it will be permanent and ongoing, until we start to use the R word… and this means politicians have to approve it’s use, and avoid pretending it’s not happening. Exit interviews from Managers welcomed…Thus training continues to suffer, particularly in smaller hand rural hospitals.
- ‘Generalism’ is more important to hospitals
- New CEO of NHS England optimistic about future
- More support needed for out-of-hours services
- NHS urged to halve serious mistakes to save lives
- Thousands of redundant NHS staff rehired
- NHS must spend billions on reform or disappear