Doctors reject assisted suicides – The Independent

Doctors have rejected calls to take a neutral stance on assisted suicide.

Delegates to the British Medical Association’s annual conference in Bournemouth yesterday restated their opposition to assisted dying, with one doctor likening it to murder.

They decided that a change in their position would send the wrong message.

The Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying (HPAD) had called for the BMA to move its position from opposition to “studied” neutrality. HPAD’s chairman, Professor Raymond Tallis, said assisted dying should be a matter for society as a whole and not just the medical profession. He called on the BMA to adopt a neutral position on a change in the law.

via Doctors reject assisted suicides – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

Health and Social Care Act explained

27 June, 2012 (re-post)

A series of factsheets on the Health and Social Care Act 2012 explain particular topics contained in the Act, including its key themes. They include case studies of the policy in action, or answer frequently asked questions about the topic.

The factsheets were first published in October 2011 and have since been updated to reflect the changes made during the Act’s Parliamentary passage. The list below show the titles available – follow this link to review them via Health and Social Care Act explained | Modernisation of health and care.

  • Overview
  • Case for change
  • Overview of health and care structures
  • Scrutiny and improvements
  • Key policy areas in the Act
  • Clinically-led commissioning
  • Provider regulation to support innovative and efficient services
  • Greater voice for patients
  • New focus for public health
  • Greater accountabilty locally and nationally
  • Modernising health and care public bodies
  • Support worker regulation
  • Cross-cutting themes of the Bill
  • Improving quality of care
  • Tackling inequalities in healthcare
  • Promoting better integration of health and care services
  • Choice and competition
  • The role of the Secretary of State
  • Reconfiguration of services
  • Establishing new national bodies
  • Embedding research as a core function of the health service
  • Education and training

via Health and Social Care Act explained | Modernisation of health and care.

Barnaby thanks to all staff artists

A HUGE thank you to all the artists who contributed to the Barnaby Art Festival at the weekend.  Despite the rain on Friday there were plenty of admiring visitors to view some stunning photographs, weaving and paintings.  In all, there were 62 pieces on view to the public but these are now back in the Library after a most successful exhibition.

As you can imagine, secure space here is limited so as pieces are now available for collection – please call in the staff library reception to claim your works.

There will be a further report on this item when the photographs are available.

 

 

Trust has HR Vision

East Cheshire NHS Trust rolls out HR Vision with 6pm
Times of Malta

East Cheshire’s NHS Trust has entrusted IT company 6pm to rollout its HR Vision Business Process Management solution.

Developed by 6pm, HR Vision is based on the world-beating xCP BPM platform by EMC, and has more than 20 processes already developed for human resources including recruitment, appraisal and changes in contractual circumstances, allowing HR teams and service managers to track their cases online. The solution complements applications already used in human resources by managing the business process more effectively.

“Not only will the initial processes enable us to organise our workload much more efficiently, we will have the ability in-house to add more processes to further streamline the operation and provide a more cost efficient HR service to our customers,” Cheshire HR Services managing director Sally Campbell said. “We expect to see the return on investment in the first 12 months.”