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NHS needs extra cash and overhaul, say health bosses

Drastic changes to services and extra money is needed if the NHS in England is not to suffer, health bosses say.

A five-year plan for the NHS - unveiled by six national bodies - once again highlighted that an annual £30bn shortfall would open up by 2020.

It said changes, such as GP practices offering hospital services, would help to plug a large chunk of the gap.

But health chiefs said the NHS would still need above inflation rises of 1.5% over the coming years.

That works out at an extra £8bn a year above inflation by 2020. The current budget stands at £100bn a year.

But the plan - called the NHS Forward View - said this would only be enough if the health service became more efficient.

To achieve this, the plan called for a rethink about the way services were delivered.

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Posted by: Susie Melsome on October 23rd, 2014 @ 10:59 AM
Tagged with: care funding, NHS, Routes Healthcare, Routes Healthcare North, Routes Healthcare Rochdale

 
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Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the "happy" brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.

As the nights draw in, production of a transporter protein ramps up in Sad, lowering available serotonin.

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Posted by: Susie Melsome on October 21st, 2014 @ 10:42 AM
Tagged with: depression, sun

 
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Routes Training now on Facebook!

Routes Training department has now held over 262 internal training courses since last year, with more courses being added to the training portfolio.

Routes Training now have our own Facebook page and will be updating it on a regular basis, please pass this on and hit the like button!

Routes Training Facebook Page

Reg Storey

Route Training.

Posted In : Training
Posted by: Reg Storey on October 20th, 2014 @ 10:15 AM
Tagged with: Routes Blackpool, Routes Healthcare, Routes Healthcare North, Routes Healthcare Rochdale, Routes Healthcare Training, training, Training Officer

 
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Dementia Friends

 

Dementia Friends

All the trainers are now registered Dementia Friends, why not join us and raise awareness?

Follow the link below:-

www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Reg Storey

Route Training.

Posted In : Training
Posted by: Reg Storey on October 13th, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Tagged with: dementia, Routes Healthcare, Routes Healthcare North, Routes Healthcare Training

 
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Does wellbeing improve your mental health?

The importance of mental wellbeing has gained significant support in recent times. But does it protect against mental illness?

"If I do things that will make me happier," the logic goes, "I am less likely to experience mental health difficulties."

To read more about this, please click here.

Posted by: Susie Melsome on October 9th, 2014 @ 3:25 PM
Tagged with: government, Great Britain, Mental Health

 

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