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New Mental Health Act: Code of Practice published

Mental health network

1 / 4 / 2015 16:55 PM

The revised Code seeks to provide stronger protection for patients and clarify roles, rights and responsibilities.

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New NHS measures and initiatives in effect from 1 April

1 / 4 / 2015 11:12 AM

Several new requirements, standards, schemes and programmes for health and care organisations take effect from 1 April. View our summary of what they are.

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New adult safeguarding improvement tool published

30 / 3 / 2015 11:51 AM

The NHS Confederation has joined forces with four other leading national organisations to produce a new resource for those involved in adult safeguarding.

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Commission to improve urgent care for older people launched

25 / 3 / 2015 07:04 AM

An independent commission to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people in and outside of hospitals has today (25 March) been launched by the NHS Confederation.

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European Structural and Investment Funds

NHS European Office

23 / 3 / 2015 12:00 PM

How European funding can support local health economies

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Finalists for NHS Wales Awards 2015 announced


23 / 3 / 2015 11:02 AM

The finalists for the NHS Wales Awards have been announced

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Leading NHS communications through the general election

23 / 3 / 2015 09:06 AM

Communications directors and managers from across the NHS came together on Thursday 18 March to hear from communications specialists, the media and a prospective parliamentary candidate about communicating during the election.

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Mental health budgets cut by more than 8 per cent

Mental health network

20 / 3 / 2015 14:08 PM

New figures from the BBC and Community Care have shown that mental health trusts in England have seen an 8 per cent real terms cut over the course of this Parliament - almost £600 million.

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European court says Ireland breaches law on doctors' working hours

NHS European Office

20 / 3 / 2015 08:00 AM

Ireland fails to comply with provisions of Working Time Directive

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Simon Stevens in conversation with members at MHN annual conference

Mental health network

19 / 3 / 2015 15:23 PM

Mental health leaders from across the country took part in a lively question and answer session with Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, on 18 March.

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