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Atrium Notebook NHS report suggests people in deprived areas more likely to die in hospital

Extracts from NHS National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) page, 2012-02-08.

'Deprivation and death: Variation in place and cause of death

'National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN)
'This report suggests that people who live in deprived areas are more likely to die in hospital than those living in affluent areas.
'The report...

10/02/2012 - 12:28pm
Ed Wilcox
Atrium Notebook Age UK release 'Care in Crisis 2012' report

Extracts from the Summary of Age UK 'Care in Crisis 2012' report:
• There is serious underspend on older people’s social care.
• Councils have cut back on their service provision.
• Many older people miss out altogether, remaining outside of the state care system.
• The financial demands on older people who receive care are increasing.
• Funding for frontline services has not been protected.
• Additional money from the...

10/02/2012 - 11:37am
Ed Wilcox
Atrium Notebook Hospitals feed patients on 90p a meal, official figures show

Extracts from Telegraph article, 10.01.12

Some hospital trusts commit just £2.57 for each patient’s daily food and drink, according to the latest statistics, despite growing concern about poor nutrition on wards.

At least 30 hospital trusts, almost one in 10 of the total, spend less than £5 a day on breakfast, lunch and...

10/02/2012 - 11:35am
Ed Wilcox
Atrium Notebook Consultant claims patients have been physically harmed at St Bartholomew's hospital

Resignation email by Barts and the London orthopaedic consultant sparks inquiry

An inquiry has been launched into a leading London hospital trust after a consultant claimed in a devastating resignation email that poor management...

04/12/2011 - 2:42am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Hospitals axe 1.2m follow-up appointments in a year

Pulse Today

An analysis of data from all 168 acute hospital trusts in England reveals the ratio of follow-up appointments to surgical procedures has plummeted by 4.3% in the last year, and 5.9% over the last two years, as managers impose a series of brutal efficiencies.

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27/11/2011 - 7:39pm
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Legal challenge over legal aid for victims of clinical negligence

From Action Against Medical Accidents

Ken Clarke's Ministry of Justice faces a legal challenge over its controversial plan to scrap legal aid for victims of clinical negligence. The charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has issued legal proceedings for a judicial review of the decision. AvMA argue that the Ministry of Justice's decision was both...

18/11/2011 - 3:27am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Manchester City Council social care cuts 'not unlawful'

Manchester City Council's planned cuts to its adult care budget are not unlawful, a judicial review has found.

Mr Justice Ryder dismissed a claim against the council by two disabled and elderly applicants.

Barristers for the pair claimed the changes did not follow the government's disability guidelines and the council consultation was unfair.

The council countered that the budget was developed to safeguard and meet the needs of the most vulnerable people.

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18/11/2011 - 3:26am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Social care: judge rules cuts are 'potentially devastating'

Birmingham City Council budget plans need rethink after court rulings

Sir Albert (Lab Ladywood) said: “Two judicial reviews found the council acted unlawfully in approving budget-making decisions. Something is clearly dramatically wrong in Birmingham.

“There should...

18/11/2011 - 3:24am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Active patients wiped from GPs’ lists

Pulse Today

Exclusive: GPs are seeing current patients wrongly wiped from practice lists as primary care organisations across the UK step up sweeping list-cleansing exercises in a bid to cut costs, a Pulse investigation reveals.

The East Finchley Medical Centre in Barnet, north London...

18/11/2011 - 3:22am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Cuts 'put mental health early intervention at risk'

Cuts 'put mental health early intervention at risk'

Public sector cuts are threatening to undermine early intervention work to support young people with mental health problems, according to NHS employers.

The NHS Confederation...

18/11/2011 - 3:19am
Ellie Keen