In the news this week…24th of February till 2nd of March 2014


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)

Other News in Brief…

Spot the difference – how hospitals are taking alternative paths to engagement. (Centre for Patient Leadership, 24.02.2014)

Scotland can lead the way in creation of alcohol substitute. (The Herald, 24.02.2014)

NHS death rates ‘should be ignored’. (BBC, 25.02.2014)

Physical inactivity kills over 3 million every year. (OnMedica, 25.02.2014)

Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine European countries: a retrospective observational study. (The Lancet, 26.02.2014)

Public Health England needs to ‘find a direction’. (The Information Daily, 26.02.2014)

Default NHS staff confidentiality clauses removed. (The Scotsman, 27.02.2014)

Jeremy Hunt promises revolution in care for dementia sufferers. (The Telegraph, 27.02.2014)

How might health deficits in cells scale up to become clinically visible? (British Geriatrics Society, 28.02.2014)

Staffordshire residents ‘deserve the best after what they’ve been through’. (National Health Executive, 28.02.2014)

Acute medicine and general practice: a key interface in managing emergency care pressures. (British Journal of General Practice, 01.03.2014)



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