Friday Five

Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week the ‘airbnb for care’, mental health and blood thinners have dominated the news. NHS considering Airbnb model for social care CareRooms, a new online platform, is being considered by the NHS as an alternative to social care. Willing hosts with a spare bedroom can earn money through the model for hosting patients needing…

Friday Five

Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week breathalysing smokers before operations, organ donations and super sized chocolate bars have dominated the news. Doctors will breathalyse smokers before NHS operations Doctors in Hertfordshire will be breathalysing smokers before non-urgent surgery referrals to ensure they have stopped smoking. The proposals come after 85 per cent of those who responded to a public…

Friday Five

Friday five: a round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week junior doctors, mental health figures and GPs golden handshakes have dominated the news. A campaign to scrap the title of junior doctor has been backed by the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer is backing a campaign which calls the ‘unjust’ title of junior doctor to be scrapped. Supporters…

News

We need to talk about the NHS…

By Alex Metcalfe, account manager, ZPB On 28 September, Cambridge Health Network members had ‘A conversation with Matthew Swindells’. The event focused on the operational side of Matthew’s role as National Director for Operations and Information at NHS England. Matthew spoke about the progress of the sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), variations in care models…