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Supply chain contract extended

Supply chain contract extended

Aug 24 at 4:40pm
The NHS Business Services Authority has announced that the current NHS Supply Chain service contract has been extended with DHL by two years from 2016 until 2018.
Baroness in a barrow as Wheelchair Alliance launches

Baroness in a barrow as Wheelchair Alliance launches

Jul 21 at 10:26am
A national group of wheelchair users and advocates led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE headed to Parliament Square to call for an improvement to wheelchair services in England before more users are adversely affected by the poor levels of service present.
William Hague Visits Mangar International

William Hague Visits Mangar International

Feb 18 at 4:14pm
First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons William Hague met with businesses from the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and Chamber of Commerce at Mangar International’s Presteigne office on the 17th of February.
Intermediate care bed expansion

Intermediate care bed expansion

Jan 08 at 9:17am
The Scottish Government is planning a 40 per cent rise in intermediate care beds, with a further 200 intermediate care beds in communities are to be created across the country. Intermediate care beds support older people or those preparing to leave hospital and are part of the government’s plans to develop new models of care built around treating more people in their own communities.

Scooters and tax disc question answered

Scooters and tax disc question answered

Sep 09 at 8:55am
If you have taxed your car recently, then you will know that the tax disc is a distant memory and there is no need to display anything in the car. A number of mobility product retailers have been asking questions regarding the new rules and the impact on their customers who are buying Class 3 mobility products.

Manifesto for healthcare targets politicians

Manifesto for healthcare targets politicians

Aug 19 at 11:48am
Party Leaders have been told to prioritise healthcare and assistive technology in their election manifestos by the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association). Prime-Minister David Cameron, and other Party Leaders, have been asked to recognise the importance of the healthcare and assistive technology sector and, in drawing up their manifestos for next year’s General Election, they have been asked to examine a ‘Manifesto’ for the industry that has been drawn up by the BHTA.

New pilot measures to improve Stroke care announced

New pilot measures to improve Stroke care announced

Jun 10 at 8:43am
A new pilot project to improve emergency responses to suspected and confirmed stroke patients so that they receive the best possible care has been announced by the Welsh Government. The new pilot will measure the combined emergency response between the Welsh Ambulance Service and the NHS where a fast clinical response is essential to the patient’s welfare.

Welsh Government looking to meet needs at or close to home

Welsh Government looking to meet needs at or close to home

Jun 03 at 4:41pm
Wales needs to end its dependency on hospitals and continue to embrace a preventative, primary and community care-led NHS which is integrated with social care, Welsh Government Ministers have said.

£50 million Intermediate Care Fund for Wales

£50 million Intermediate Care Fund for Wales

May 20 at 5:35pm
Details of a major £50m investment in services that will help ease pressure on the NHS by preventing unnecessary admissions and delayed discharges from hospital and residential care have been unveiled by the Welsh Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas.

‘Bespoke service’ for elderly planned

‘Bespoke service’ for elderly planned

Apr 23 at 9:31am
More than 1,000 GP surgeries will start offering appointments in the evening and at weekends, David Cameron announced. There are also schemes for consultations by Skype, and personalised care plans for the elderly. At the heart of the plan is a "bespoke service" for more than 750,000 elderly patients, which is designed to ease pressure on hospitals; a large proportion of beds are being taken up with over-75s, one of the fastest growing age groups in the population.

 
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