Nurse pay up

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 Recruitment difficulties in the independent sector could be exacerbated following the announcement of above-inflation pay increases for NHS nurses. Last month Secretary of State for Health Alan Milburn announced pay rises for all NHS staff covered by the independent…...

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Nurses (Recruitment and Retention)

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (Hansard 1 February at column 558W) what action he is taking to increase the recruitment and retention of nurses. Mr Denham replied that the government is committed to help the NHS…...

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First nurse consultant posts

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Health Alan Milburn has announced that 141 new nurse consultant posts will be established. He said: ‘This is the first time that nurses have been able to apply to be nurse consultants, our newly-created…...

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NHS Direct

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (Hansard 20 January at column 585W) what percentage of NHS Direct calls received each day between 27 December and 12 January were from people complaining of influenza symptoms; and what percentage…...

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NHS trust plans for private beds

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 Southlands and Worthing NHS Trust has confirmed plans for a new private patient unit at the hospital. Martin Pearson, deputy chief executive of the trust, confirmed to HMN that initial plans have been drawn up for a purpose-built 20-bedded…...

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Statistics on detained patients

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 The Department of Health has published statistical information on patients formally detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in 1998/99. A statistical bulletin containing similar information was published in October 1999. However, this publication contains data provided by NHS…...

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BUPA contract with NHS trust

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 BUPA Hospital Manchester has confirmed an arrangement with Manchester Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust, which aims to help reduce waiting lists at the NHS Trust. BUPA is expected to undertake over 250 operations on children under the arrangement, which runs…...

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Health Authority Mergers

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (Hansard 31 January at column 450W) what proposals he has for health authority mergers. Mr Denham replied that there has only been one health authority merger since May 1997 when North…...

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Call for more home treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 A recent article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 29 January 2000; 320/7230) argues that treatment at home for acute psychiatric illness should be more widely considered as an alternative to hospital admission. MG Smyth and J Hoult of…...

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