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Call for GPs to improve elderly care

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Elderly people often feel there is no reliable alternative to hospital, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says, as he calls for improved care from GPs.
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Jeremy Hunt: A single reform that can sustain our NHS - Telegraph

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Both the public and the health service deserve honesty about the challenges ahead
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Country doctors could 'disappear' from rural communities as government reduces funding and workloads increase - independent

Country doctors could “disappear” from rural communities within the next few years, MPs and clinicians have warned, thanks to a perfect storm of government cuts and mounting workloads.
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NHS Confederation comments on the £1bn technology announcement

Commenting on the Department of Health's £1bn technology announcement to cut bureaucracy, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation Mike Farrar said:

 

"The evidence we have gathered over the past few months while reviewing how to reduce bureaucracy in the NHS clearly shows us that the right culture and attitude to collecting information is as important as the tools and processes we use.

 

"In frank and detailed conversations, NHS staff at all levels have told us it is crucial we think carefully about every piece of information we collect and why. We need to stop collecting information we no longer need, and make sure we extract the full value and potential from information we do collect and hold."

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GPs should use IT to see fewer patients, says senior official - Telegraph

Family doctors should use technology to reduce the number of face-to-face appointments with patients by one third, an NHS senior official has said.
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A&E may reach 'breaking point' this winter - Telegraph

A&E may reach 'breaking point' this winter - Telegraph | Test Press Summaries 3 | Scoop.it
Mike Farrar, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, admits that many managers fear their A&E departments will be near to breaking point this winter.
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Five consultants in A&E overnight in whole of England - Telegraph

Five consultants in A&E overnight in whole of England - Telegraph | Test Press Summaries 3 | Scoop.it
Only five consultants are on duty overnight in accident and emergency departments across the entire country, figures suggest.
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Elderly care crisis claims a million family homes - Telegraph

More than one million families have been forced to sell their home in just five years to meet the cost of paying for residential care, new figures have revealed.
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NHS to receive £240m Government funding boost as health secretary pledges to revolutionise the way it uses technology

Hospitals, GP surgeries and out-of-hours medical services are to be boosted by a £240m injection of Government funding for new technology, in a move the Department of Health says will help “ease pressure on A&E departments”.
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