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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.


27/11/2011 - 7:39pm
Ellie Keen
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 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 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 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