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NHS staff survey reveals hospital workers face stress, bullying and harassment

NHS staff survey reveals hospital workers face stress, bullying and harassment | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
DOCTORS and nurses in our hospitals are forced to work beyond their working hours without pay as the staffing and recruitment crisis continues to take its toll.

According to the NHS Staff Survey 2018, the majority of respondents (62 per cent) at Oxford University Hospitals OUH said they work unpaid extra hours, while hundreds admitted that work-related stress had made them ill.

And worryingly for trust bosses, just a quarter of staff felt that OUH took positive action on the mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

The findings are yet more evidence that local workers at the county's understaffed hospitals continue to be pushed to the limit.
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Satisfaction with NHS falls to lowest level for a decade | Society | The Guardian

Satisfaction with NHS falls to lowest level for a decade | Society | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Public satisfaction with the NHS is at its lowest level for a decade despite Theresa May’s £20.5bn-a-year funding boost and the enthusiasm created by the service’s 70th birthday.

Barely half of people surveyed (53%) are happy with how the NHS is run, the lowest percentage since 2007. It is 16 percentage points lower than in 2010, when the coalition government’s austerity programme began.
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How have public attitudes to the NHS changed over the past three decades?

How have public attitudes to the NHS changed over the past three decades? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
If you want to know whether the British public has changed its views about health care over the past three decades, then there is no better place to look than the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.

Every year since 1983 the BSA survey, conducted by NatCen Social Research, has been asking members of the British public for their views on what it’s like to live in Britain and what they think about how Britain is run. The results give a snapshot of attitudes from a representative sample of more than 3,000 adults in Britain selected at random each year.1 The survey also provides valuable long-term trend data because some of the questions are asked every year.
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Wales invests £3m to improve access to digital health services

Wales invests £3m to improve access to digital health services | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Welsh health secretary has announced a £3 million investment to help improve staff and patient access to technology.

Vaughan Gething said the money would form part of the new, three-year Digital Inclusion and Health programme, which will help staff and patients engage with technology as well as access and manage their medical information online.

Speaking at the Digital Health and Care Conference in Cardiff earlier this month, Gething said: “Having the skills and motivation to access digital health services can help people better manage their conditions, whilst helping to reduce the burden on under pressure NHS services.
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Abortion access is widening in England. Yet in Northern Ireland, women still risk prison

Abortion access is widening in England. Yet in Northern Ireland, women still risk prison | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Later this month, Belfast’s High Court will hear a judicial review from a woman prosecuted for helping her 15-year-old daughter buy abortion pills online. The girl had been physically and mentally abused. If the review fails, she faces a criminal trial and a jail sentence of up to ten years.

“The mother is not a criminal, her daughter is not a criminal, yet the law treats them as such,” says Grainne Teggart, campaigns manager for Amnesty UK, which has worked closely with the family’s legal team to contest the prosecution.

More than fifty years after the Abortion Act 1967, women and girls in Northern Ireland still risk incarceration for accessing a service available on the NHS in the rest of the UK. In 2016, a woman was given a one-year suspended sentence for self-inducing an abortion because she couldn’t afford the cost of travel to England.
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Humanists campaign for more non-religious NHS ‘chaplains’ | Society | The Guardian

Humanists campaign for more non-religious NHS ‘chaplains’ | Society | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
For people of faith, when they face serious ill-health or an operation, being able to seek solace in their beliefs is vital. Even more so when they reach the end of life.

Now humanists are campaigning to end what they see as discrimination against non-religious people being treated by the NHS, by urging that chaplains – or what they term non-religious pastoral carers – are hired to cater for non-believers.

Humanists UK has been advertising – including in the Observer – to raise funds to support pastoral workers and train them, because it says there is a disproportionate number of religious chaplains in the NHS, given how many people in the UK do not have religious beliefs. The latest Social Attitudes Survey said 53% of Britons have no religion.
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Are we expecting too much from the NHS? (pdf)

The relationship between the public and the NHS is complex. Often described as ‘a national religion’, the NHS is the thing that makes people feel most proud to be British and regularly tops polling on the most important issues facing the country.


However, while many people strongly identify with its values, there is often debate about whether the service is sustainable in its current form. This complexity extends to people’s relationship with their own health, which is influenced by a range of factors, including genetic characteristics, behavioural factors and the environment in which they live. This complex interplay of factors raises the question of the extent to which people are responsible for their health or whether it is determined by factors beyond their control. 


In this paper, we explore the public’s expectations of the NHS, the balance between meeting those expectations and living within a constrained budget, and the question of who is responsible for keeping us healthy

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The Guardian view on the NHS at 70: your health service needs you | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian view on the NHS at 70: your health service needs you | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Aneurin Bevan, the Labour health minister who created the NHS 70 years ago this week, said that providing free healthcare funded by general taxation as a right was “the most civilised step any country had ever taken”. To modern ears the phrase sounds quaint, but the service continues to be an object of veneration. The Conservative politician Nigel Lawson once called it the closest thing English people have to a religion.

Bevan resigned from Attlee’s cabinet in 1951, believing that Britain’s postwar claim to “moral leadership of the world” was slipping. But the charges for prescriptions, spectacles and dentistry that were among his reasons for quitting have turned out not to be the precursors to all sorts of other fees. In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, prescriptions are once again free. A Conservative prime minister has just promised NHS England a birthday gift of billions of pounds.

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Trust in Scottish Government falls amid NHS woes - The Herald (paywall)

Trust in Scottish Government falls amid NHS woes - The Herald (paywall) | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

TRUST in Nicola Sturgeon’s government has fallen for the second year in a row, amid mounting levels of dissatisfaction with the NHS and standards of living.

The level of people who trusted it to make fair decisions also dropped in 2017.

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Scotland news: Trust in SNP falls AGAIN after 'decade of mismanagement', survey reveals | UK | News

Scotland news: Trust in SNP falls AGAIN after 'decade of mismanagement', survey reveals | UK | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
TRUST in the SNP Government has plunged for the second year in a row amid Nicola Sturgeon's renewed crusade for independence. According to the Scottish Government's own annual Scottish Social Attitudes survey, people are increasingly concerned about education, the NHS and standards of living.
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Care Appointments | Report: The NHS at 70 - How good is the NHS?

Care Appointments | Report: The NHS at 70 - How good is the NHS? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"To mark the BBC's coverage of the NHS's 70th birthday in July 2018, researchers from the Health Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust have joined forces for the first time, using combined expertise to shed light on some of the big questions on the NHS."

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Scots willing to pay higher taxes to reduce healthcare inequalities, research suggests

Scots willing to pay higher taxes to reduce healthcare inequalities, research suggests | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

Scots would be prepared to pay higher taxes to reduce healthcare inequalities, new research shows today.

A survey commissioned by NHS Health Scotland found that seven in 10 think the wealthy are better able to live healthy lives, and that people in richer areas tend to be healthier.

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We need reform of the NHS to avoid a decade of misery

We need reform of the NHS to avoid a decade of misery | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
MPs from different parties urge cross-party approach to solve underfunding of healthcare
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IFS & The Health Foundation report - Securing the future: funding health and social care to the 2030s

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Cowper’s Cut: Towards balance, financial and otherwise | Comment

Cowper’s Cut: Towards balance, financial and otherwise | Comment | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Trying to get the balance right between pessimism about the real problems and due optimism about the achievements of parts of the health service matters, says Andy Cowper

One of my favourite NHS observers is Julian Patterson of NHS Networks. His weekly blogs are a source of satirical comfort to many about the madness that so often passes for management, ranging from the hilarious to the horrific.

They are consistently very, very funny. 

Needless to say, I have shamelessly nicked quite a few of his jokes. Julian is a lot funnier than I am: I need all the help I can beg, borrow or steal.
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Public satisfaction over the NHS is lowest in a decade, despite £20bn ‘birthday boost’

Public satisfaction over the NHS is lowest in a decade, despite £20bn ‘birthday boost’ | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Public satisfaction with the NHS is the lowest it has been in more than a decade – with unhappiness over waiting times the main reason for the trend, research shows.

The annual British Social Attitudes survey reveals a sharp drop in the numbers who are happy with the health service, despite the Prime Minister’s £20bn funding boost.
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Keith Ridge to lead government review of 'problematic polypharmacy' in the NHS | News

Keith Ridge to lead government review of 'problematic polypharmacy' in the NHS | News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The government has ordered a review of over-prescribing in the NHS to improve the safety of patient care.

The review, which will be led by Keith Ridge, NHS England’s chief pharmaceutical officer, will also look into improving the efficiency of patient handover notes between primary and secondary care and will investigate the role of digital technology in reducing over-prescribing.

In a statement, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the review “will look at addressing ‘problematic polypharmacy’ — where a patient is taking multiple medicines unnecessarily”.
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Attempted suicides by disability benefit claimants more than double after introduction of fit-to-work assessment

Attempted suicides by disability benefit claimants more than double after introduction of fit-to-work assessment | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Attempted suicides among out-of-work disability benefit claimants have more than doubled since the introduction of fit-to-work assessments in 2008, The Independent can reveal.

According to new analysis of NHS data from surveys taken in 2007 and 2014, nearly half of people surveyed on out-of-work disability benefits said in 2014 that they had attempted to take their own lives. 
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Scrap council tax – wealthy homeowners must pay more| Larry Elliott | Opinion | The Guardian

Scrap council tax – wealthy homeowners must pay more| Larry Elliott | Opinion | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The government is short of money. The Treasury is scrabbling around looking for ways to fund Theresa May’s pledge to spend an extra £20bn a year on the NHS. Pressures on the public finances are bound to continue increasing because the population is ageing and older people need more health and social care. The way to square the circle is obvious. Philip Hammond should use his autumn budget to announce the abolition of council tax and its replacement with a fairer system of property taxation. That means a land value tax, an idea whose time has come.
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The NHS explained in eight charts

The NHS explained in eight charts | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the NHS, as it enters its 70th year of existence.
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Satisfaction with the NHS peaked in 2010

Satisfaction with the NHS peaked in 2010 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Labour increased health spending from 1997-2010 by almost record levels. Satisfaction with the NHS peaked at 70% in 2010. It has since fallen to 57%.
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NHS70 is an opportunity to tell the story of the service and justify the funding it has received for the future | PR Week

NHS70 is an opportunity to tell the story of the service and justify the funding it has received for the future | PR Week | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The NHS is one of the most-loved institutions in the UK, if not the number one. Polling continues to show there is overwhelming support for the NHS' founding principles - it is the one thing that unites Britons across political, demographic and regional divides.

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The power of story-telling at this key moment will enhance the NHS’ case for extra funding, argues Daniel Reynolds
But we know the NHS faces significant challenges and, according to Ipsos MORI, it has risen to the top of the public’s concerns, outstripping fears over immigration.
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Attitudes To Government, The Economy And Public Services :: Caithness Business Index

Attitudes To Government, The Economy And Public Services :: Caithness Business Index | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Chief Statistician today released a set of Official Statistics drawn from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2017, covering a range of topics including attitudes to government, economy, standard of living and the NHS.

A gap in trust in the Scottish and UK Governments has existed since 1999 when the survey began. In 2017, 61% trusted the Scottish Government to work in Scotland's best interests and 37% to make fair decisions, down from 65% and 40% respectively in 2016. Consistent with previous years, trust in the UK Government remained considerably lower. In 2017, 20% trusted the UK Government to work in Scotland’s best interests and 16% to make fair decisions.

In 2017, 43% of people said the Scottish Government has the most influence over the way Scotland is run and 41% said the UK Government. Whereas nearly three quarters (74%) of people said that the Scottish Government should have most influence over the way Scotland is run and 15% said the UK Government should have the most influence.
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NHS 70: The health service in Wales - in 10 charts

NHS 70: The health service in Wales - in 10 charts | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A snapshot of how the NHS looks in Wales - as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.
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June 2018 report: The public and the NHS What’s the deal?

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Scots back tax hikes to improve health - The Scotsman

Scots back tax hikes to improve health - The Scotsman | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than half of Scots say they would accept tax hikes if the money was ring-fenced for the NHS because of widespread concerns the country’s wealth gap is to blame for poorer health, a new survey has found.
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Sharp rise in self-harm reported by mental health units in England

Sharp rise in self-harm reported by mental health units in England | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it

"Experts say ‘extremely worrying’ increase shows NHS services struggling to provide support. The proportion of 16- to 74-year-olds reporting having self-harmed increased from 3.8% in 2007 to 6.4% in 2014."

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