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Jeremy Hunt attacks 'complacent' hospitals
Too many hospitals are coasting along, settling for meeting minimum standards, according to the health secretary.
In a speech on Friday, Jeremy Hunt will attack a culture of "complacency" and "low aspirations", which he believes is holding the NHS in England back.
He is expected to say while there is a concerted effort to tackle failing hospitals, there should also be a focus on "mediocrity".
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Have you washed your hands?!
A fantastic start to the week – A great Mandatory Training course at our Sale branch training 10 of our support workers and care staff. A lot of debating around infection control especially when we looked at the statistics given by the NHS Wash Hands Campaign - Up to half of all men and a quarter of women fail to wash their hands after they’ve been to the toilet frightening results!
Check out the campaign website for more skin crawling facts - http://www.wash-hands.com/hand_hygiene_and_you/did_you_know.
Posted by: Abby Hough on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:06 PM
Young cancer deaths 'halved in the last 30 years'
The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer in the UK has halved since the 1970s, according to a report from Cancer Research UK.
Deaths fell from about 580 per year to 300 in this age group while the largest drop was in those with leukaemia.
More specialised treatments are likely to be behind the trend, the report said.
However, a teenage cancer expert said more young people should be enrolled on clinical trials.
Cancer remains the main cause of death from any disease in teenagers and young adults. Only transport accidents account for more deaths in this age group.
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Healthcare Assistants "want professional register"
Most healthcare assistants in the UK want to see tougher regulation of the profession, a survey suggests.
A British Journal of Healthcare Assistants poll of 385 staff found 93% backed compulsory registration - with many prepared to pay for it.
It would mean healthcare assistants would have to be on a formal register to work, just as nurses have to be.
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Five ways the NHS is changing
The government's reforms of the NHS in England are coming into force.
Over 200 new organisations are being created, including a network of GP-led groups to manage the budget and NHS England, the national board which will oversee the new system.
It has been dubbed the most radical shake-up in the history of the NHS.
But what will actually be changing?
To find out click here.
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