A&E waiting time target missed by widest margin ever

Figures released today by NHS England show that the four-hour A&E waiting time target has been missed by the widest margin since it was first introduced 10 years ago. Many, including the GMB, the union for NHS and ambulance staff, have said that the figures are unsurprising and make clear that patients and staff are paying the price for the government’s failure to manage and invest sufficiently in the NHS. Today’s figures adds to the unwelcome news yesterday that eight hospitals have... Readmore

NHS Litigation Authority unveils new Chief Executive

A strong addition to the health sector has been made this week with Catherine Dixon joining the NHS Litigation Authority as its new Chief Executive. Catherine was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary at the NSPCC, and played a leading role within the Executive Team as the charity went through a period of significant change.  “I am delighted to join the NHS Litigation Authority, an organisation which makes a major contribution to patient safety,” said Catherine. “The NHSLA... Readmore

European Parliament plays host to Patient Outcomes debate

A policy debate to raise awareness of intensive care medicine and its contributions to patient outcomes and health systems took place this week (15 May 2012) at the European Parliament. Entitled Improving Patient Outcomes through Intensive Care Medicine, the debate was organised by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine's (ESICM), in collaboration with the European Public Health Alliance, and involved policy makers, stakeholders from NGOs and patient organisations, industry representatives,... Readmore
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