23/03/2014: In the news this week...17th of March till 23rd of March.


Thousands of NHS staff rehired after being made redundant, ministers admit. (The Guardian, 17.03.2014)

Thousands of hospital patients being moved at night. (The Telegraph, 18.03.2014)

Death is ‘core business’ of Scottish hospitals, university study finds. (BBC, 19.03.2014)

NHS complaints system far too complex, says watchdog. (OnMedica, 20.03.2014)

Patients referred for ‘needless’ operations. (The Scotsman, 21.03.2014)

16/03/2014: In the news this week...10th of March till 16th of March


Health managers call for an end to ‘sticking plaster solutions’. (OnMedica, 10.03.2014)

‘Worrying shortage of senior NHS nurses’. (BBC, 11.03.2014)

Scottish Government ‘to take on tobacco firms’. (The Scotsman, 12.03.2014)

A 1% pay rise – but not for staff on progression pay. (National Health Executive, 13.03.2014)

‘Early access’ drugs scheme launched for severely ill. (BBC, 14.03.2014)

11/03/2014: NICE clinical guideline updates: Recruitment of chairs for two standing committees

NICE are recruiting to the following roles:

Chairs - Clinical Guideline Updates Standing Committee C and Committee D (We are seeking to recruit one chair for each committee)

NICE are currently seeking to recruit  two Chairs who will work in collaboration with NICE’s Clinical Guideline Update Team and other committee members to update areas of clinical guidelines (CG) where it has been agreed, through a surveillance process, that updating is necessary.

They are looking for a skilled and experienced professional with experience of chairing health related multi-professional committees or working groups at a national or regional level. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written skills are required, along with an ability to communicate complex issues to differing audiences. Applicants will have a good understanding of the principles of evidence based medicine and the development of clinical guidelines as well as knowledge of the wider health system.

For full details including a job description and person specification please see here:

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2014

Dates for the interviews have been set for 20th May 2014 in London.

For any queries please contact Nicole Elliott on 0161 870 3101.

Please send applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

09/03/2014: In the news this week...3rd of March till 9th of March


Thousands pledge to ‘do something different’ for NHS. (BBC, 03.03.2014)

Health service is ‘unsustainable’, NHS director warns. (The Telegraph, 04.03.2014)

Consultants’ experience needs to be better recognised. (OnMedica, 05.03.2014)

Ageing society means ‘fundamental shift’ in healthcare delivery. (National Health Executive, 06.03.2014)

Patients should be told when mistakes are made, senior doctors say. (The Guardian, 06.03.2014)

02/03/2014: In the news this week...24th of February till 2nd of March


NHS records ‘sold to insurers’. (HSJ, 24.02.2014)

Outgoing President’s, Dr Neil Dewhurst, Statement on the NHS. (RCPE, 25.02.2014)

Stafford Hospital: Health Secretary Hunt agrees to dissolve trust. (BBC, 26.02.2014)

Stethoscopes ‘more contaminated’ than doctors’ hands. (ITV, 27.02.2014)

Patients need to have control over their own information if is to work. (Guardian Professional, 28.02.2014)

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