• Falling nurse numbers paint a worrying picture

    19 October 2017

    Analysis by the King's Fund shows that the number of nurses and health visitors has fallen every year since April 2013.

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  • New guide for overseas doctors moving to the UK

    19 October 2017

    A guide for overseas doctors who want to move to the UK and work in general practice has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

    It offers advice and practical support to doctors, bringing together relevant information and showcasing the UK as a great place to work as a GP.

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  • Primary care home numbers top 200

    19 October 2017

    The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) has announced that its primary care home programme has reached 200 sites serving 8 million patients across England.

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  • Most patients ‘definitely’ happy with emergency care, says CQC

    19 October 2017

    The results of the latest national survey emergency department patient survey published this week show that most people report a good experience of emergency care and describe positive interactions with doctors and nurses.

    The survey sought the views of more than 45,000 people who attended emergency and urgent care departments at 137 acute and specialist NHS trusts during September 2016.

    The findings show that the majority of people who had attended a major consultant-led accident and emergency department said they “definitely” had confidence and trust in the doctors and nurses treating them (75%), felt they were treated with respect and dignity “all of the time” (78%) and “definitely” had enough time to discuss their medical problem with staff (73%).

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  • £15 million scheme to improve mental healthcare

    19 October 2017

    The Department of Health has launched a £15 million fund to better support people at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

    The “beyond places of safety” scheme will improve support services for those needing urgent and emergency mental healthcare. This includes conditions such as psychosis, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders that could cause people to be a risk to themselves or others.

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