Archive for the ‘Healthcare UK’ Category

Researchers get £124m funding to tackle major health challenges

Comments Off | 08-10-2013

Health researchers from across the country have been given £124m from the Government to tackle the nation’s most pressing health problems.
Health Minister, Lord Howe has today announced how this significant investment from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will help make sure patients benefit from innovative new treatments and techniques which could revolutionise future

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Becoming a world-leader for a dementia friendly society, care and research

Comments Off | 03-27-2012

The Prime Minister has announced his commitment to make the UK a world leader on dementia.
In England 670,000 people have dementia and the number of people developing the disease is increasing. One in three people will develop dementia and it costs society an estimated £19 billion a year. The Prime Minister today has set out

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David Willetts comments on GlaxoSmithKline’s investment in the UK

Comments Off | 03-24-2012

Commenting on the investment announced today by GlaxoSmithKline, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts said:
“This £500 million programme of investment from GlaxoSmithKline is excellent news for our economy and our life sciences industry. It will drive growth, stimulate innovation and create highly skilled jobs across the country.
“It also shows the company’s commitment to maintaining

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Greater integration of health care has led to improved care processes, more satisfied staff and reduced use of hospitals

Comments Off | 03-24-2012

If tailored to local circumstances, well-led and well-managed integration can improve the quality of care for patients, a major study has found. More joined up health services and social care was also well liked by staff and reduced hospital costs.
The two-year study, commissioned by the Department of Health, looked at 16 sites across England which

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£1.8 million for fairer funding for end of life care

Comments Off | 03-21-2012

More people should be able to spend their final days in a place of their choice and new Government funding will help to make this happen, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today.
The current system of end of life care does not work well enough. Some patients and their families receive excellent care and excellent support

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Telehealth and Telecare could save NHS £1.2 billion

Comments Off | 03-8-2012

At the international congress for telehealth and telecare, Paul Burstow set out how the appropriate use of telehealth in the NHS can help people to live more independent lives and stay in control of their care. It would mean patients no longer have to wait at home for the doctor or district nurse to call

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Over £330 million to give more than two and a half million patients better care and services

Comments Off | 03-7-2012

Extra funding to pay for state of the art equipment and buildings
Over £330 million of extra funding will be spent on providing state of the art equipment and facilities to improve services for patients, the Prime Minister announced today.
Hospitals around the country will get money for new operating theatres, A&E departments and other services as

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Over £100m to support groundbreaking clinical research

Comments Off | 03-2-2012

Over £100m will be invested in NHS Clinical Research Facilities to develop new treatments to benefit thousands of patients, the Government announced today.
The money, provided by the National Institute for Health Research, will be spent on research nurses and technicians at 19 of the facilities around the country. A huge number of new treatments for

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The Department of Health appoints three new director generals

Comments Off | 03-1-2012

The Department of Health today announced three appointments to its senior team.
Dr Felicity Harvey CBE, currently Director of the Implementation Unit in the Cabinet Office, will take up the post of Director General for Public Health. She will lead the Department’s public health teams and will work closely with Public Health England, the NHS Commissioning

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The Department of Health publishes the Performance and Capability Review of the Care Quality Commission

Comments Off | 02-26-2012

The Department of Health today published its findings from the Performance and Capability Review of the Care Quality Commission.
The Review sets out that the CQC has made considerable achievements since it was established in 2009 as the new watchdog for health and social care services in England. It has brought together three different organisations, creating

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