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From the Bureau Editor

Wednesday March 29

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Angus Wrixon Editor

the briefing


NHS Policy / Performance / Service redesign / £

Public satisfaction with health service drops to record low - only 29% said they were satisfied with the NHS in 2022, with waiting times and staff shortages the biggest concerns. It’s seven percentage points down on last year and a drop from the 2010-high of 70% satisfaction BBC

Health chiefs say NHS pay offer must be fully funded after government pledge - NHS Providers leader warns ‘no fat left to trim’ as Treasury confirms part of funding will come from allocation of extra money Guardian

Public health

NHS will offer pembrolizumab cervical cancer drug in England BBC


University Hospitals Birmingham - Bewick report finds bullying and toxic culture BBC

Primary care, pharmacy, dentistry, optical, community 

Government has admitted that the new HRT prepayment certificate will add costs to pharmacies C+D

NHS boss issues plea over repeat prescriptions ahead of bank holiday BBC

Social care

Increased funding for care homes providing nursing DHSC

what the bloggers are blogging

NEW! Future trends and their predicted impact upon healthcare KPMG

NEW! Health care funding - Three key questions about funding in England Health Foundation

NEW! UK GPs suffering unsustainable workplace pressures - analysis of the Commonwealth Fund survey data Health Foundation

NEW!  Public health annual report 2023: Supporting communities in difficult times LGA

NEW! Virtual wards: the lessons so far and future priorities Nuffield

Moving from exclusion to inclusion in digital health and care Kings Fund

Making Health for All Policies: Harnessing the co-benefits of health Euro Observatory

Why are doctors going part time? Five doctors’ stories Medscape


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