NHS England has published a revised draft funding approach for palliative care featuring a ‘currency’ for ensuring services match patient needs, offer best value and that providers are reimbursed fairly. The revision is informed by feedback received through consultation, events and seminars since publication of the original document in October 2014.
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Hospitals, GP surgeries and out-of-hours medical services are set to benefit from £240m funding to boost IT, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
The extra funding adds to the original £260m Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards fund, which was launched by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh in May. It will help ensure all patients can book GP appointments online and see their records online by 2015.
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It is estimated that currently 70% of homeless people are discharged from hospital back onto the street without their health and housing problems being properly addressed.
The funding pot will support voluntary organisations to work with the NHS and local authorities to create services to ensure that homeless people receive the best possible support and care after leaving hospital.
The £10 million funding will also be used to ensure better intermediate care is available after discharge – vital for recovering from health problems such as TB.
Extra funding for maternity wards will provide ensuites and beds for partners, the Government has announced. The £25m initiative endeavors to keep couples and families close together during childbirth.
The money will also be used to provide separate rooms for mothers who have lost their babies during childbirth, which ensures that they will not have to share wards with new mothers. Read the full story