Weekly NHS news digest April 20, 2012
Our weekly round up of stories affecting the NHS
- Private out-of-hours firms rated worse by patients than GP or NHS providers
- NHS charges and data skewed by definitions of short-stay patients
- C diff closes cancer ward
Cancer ward at Raigmore Hospital has been closed following C diff cases.
- NHS waiting times rise 6%
Patients waiting for routine operations are facing increasingly long delays.
- NHS shared services taken over by Serco
Serco has taken over the contract of one of the largest NHS services in the country.
- GOS concerns
Great Ormond Street accused of ‘victimising’ staff.
- NICE reject Avastin for advanced breast cancer
NICE have issued draft guidance saying Avastin should not be used for advanced breast cancer that has spread.
- Taunton has implemented SSentif system
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has implemented a business intelligence system from SSentif.
- App explosion predicted in primary care
An ‘explosion’ of cloud based and app technology is predicted over the coming years.
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