The NHS was victim to the ‘biggest ransomware offensive’ in history earlier this year, affecting 47 Trusts. It was fortunately stopped by a cyber security researcher before it got completely out of control. In October 2016, a hospital in Wales had 4,766 staff files stolen when the software supplier Landauer was hacked. Experts and the general pub … Read more about Will the NHS Ever Be Safe?
In July 2016, 1034 nurses came to work in the UK from Europe, this year, April 2017, there were 46 Applicants. A 96% drop, which is a startling figure. The UK does not train enough medical professionals to fill the current demand. Historically the UK has been dependant upon medical staff trained outside the UK helping to fill the shortfall, … Read more about A 96% Drop in the Number of EU Nurses Registering to Work in the UK
IndexR is a Healthcare mobile App, helping doctors and nurses modernise the way they work. The App links Trusts directly to medical professionals cutting out the need for agencies and eliminating the considerable commission they charge saving cost for the NHS. Find out more about IndexR and sign up The general election is fast approaching … Read more about A Brief NHS Guide to the Manifestos
It's mental health week this week and finally the world is waking up to what has previously been a taboo subject. With our British 'stiff upper lip' it is little wonder that so many people suffering with depression, anxiety and poor mental health feel too embarrassed to discuss it. The 'black dog' has been a dirty word for a very long time. A s … Read more about Talking Heads
There are currently 23,443 nursing vacancies in England, Wales & Northern Ireland equating to 9% of the workforce. A pretty substantial number by anybody's standard. Trusts are running their hospitals below safe staffing guidelines or depending on agency staff. Wales has made it a legal obligation for hospitals to be fully staffed. Nicola … Read more about Nursing … A Safety
A Paperless NHS, 1 year to go… In January 2013, under a coalition government, Jeremy Hunt made an ambitious commitment that the NHS would be paperless by 2018, “The NHS cannot be the last man standing as the rest of the economy embraces the technology revolution.” A paperless NHS could deliver costs savings of £4.4bn according to a study by PWC. … Read more about Paperless NHS