NES News - 2012

Doctors warned on death certificates

20 December 2012
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has advised that doctors take extra care when completing death certificates in order to avoid problems and complaints further down the line. Read More

GMC launches patient safety reporting services

12 December 2012
The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a confidential helpline and an online ‘decision making’ tool to help doctors report patient safety concerns where they don’t feel able to resolve these issues at a local level. Read More

GMC Revalidation begins today

03 December 2012
The General Medical Council (GMC) is aiming to revalidate the majority of doctors with a licence to practise between the 3rd December 2012 and March 2016. The Revalidation process aims to give patients extra confidence that their doctor is fit to practise through regular Appraisals. Read More

BHF introduce Mini Vinnie to teach hands-only CPR to children

30 November 2012
Following the success of their CPR advertising campaign fronted by no-nonsense actor Vinnie Jones, which has been viewed over 2.8 million times on YouTube and is accredited with saving the lives of 28 people, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have launched a new TV advert. Read More

First NHS Mandate

13 November 2012
The NHS has reached what has been described as an “historic moment”, with the news that Ministers have published the Health Service’s first written mandate. Read More

Private sector NHS operations on the rise

02 November 2012
The Heath and Social Care Information Centre has reported a rise of more that 10% in the number of routine NHS operations carried out in private hospitals. Read More

GMC Revalidation

25 October 2012
Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that Revalidation will commence from 3rd December 2012. Read More

NES to work with Benenden Hospital

28 September 2012
We are delighted to announce that from Monday 1st October, NES Healthcare will be providing doctor services at the Benenden Hospital Trust in Kent. Read More

Building a Nation of Life-Savers

13 September 2012
Former Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Maumba teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) this week to deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street. Read More

More chocolate related news

04 September 2012
You might start to think we are a little obsessed with chocolate here at NES and of course you would be right! We were therefore excited to hear that new research suggests chocolate could reduce the risk of stroke in men. Read More

Cardiac survival rates - London comes top

23 August 2012
London has come out on top for the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates for the UK. London’s rate of 31.7% for 20011-2012 includes the collapse of Fabrice Muamba at a football match between Tottenham and Bolton in March. Read More

Chocolate may be good for you!

17 August 2012
In a news story guaranteed to catch the eye of the NES Healthcare editorial team, it emerges that a limited quantity of dark chocolate may in fact help to lower blood pressure. Read More

Improvements at Hinchingbrooke

06 August 2012
Circle, the private healthcare provider running Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire, claims to have cut waiting times, improved care and delivered savings during its first 6 months. Read More

A third of the population not eating 5-a-day

27 July 2012
Less than a third of the adult population of the UK are eating the recommended “five a day”. Read More

Inactivity "killing as many as smoking"

19 July 2012
A report published in the Lancet claims that lack of exercise is now accounting for as many deaths across the world as smoking. Read More

Gary Barlow donates shoes

12 July 2012
Take That star Gary Barlow has donated his bespoke Jubilee shoes to The Horder Centre’s celebrity shoe auction. Read More

5 Years Smoke Free

03 July 2012
July 1st 2012 marked the 5th anniversary of the smoking ban in England. From July 1st 2007 it became illegal to smoke in enclosed public spaces, including pubs, bars, clubs, offices, buses and company vehicles. Read More

Dr Drotske joins the UK Resus Council

20 June 2012
The UK Resuscitation Council currently has only 136 full members, and we are pleased to announce that our Medical Director, Dr Stephen Drotske, has been invited to join them. Read More

Xbox Kinect Accessory Assisting During Surgery

01 June 2012
The little black bar, more commonly associated with computer gaming, has been used during complex surgery at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. Read More

Stem Cell research facility opens in Scotland

30 May 2012
HRH The Princess Royal has opened a new stem cell research facility in Edinburgh. This has been funded in part by The British Heart Foundation “Mending Broken Hearts Appeal”, who donated £1 million to the project. Read More

Follow NES on Twitter

28 May 2012
As a modern, forward-thinking company, it is natural to expect NES Healthcare to embrace all of the available methods of keeping in contact with its employees and clients. Read More

Action on Stroke Month

24 May 2012
May 2012 saw the launch of the UK’s first “Action on Stroke” month. The event organised by the Stroke Association is set to be a annual event. Read More

The Oldest Living Kidney Donor

18 May 2012
At 83 years of age Nicholas Crace from Hampshire has became the oldest “altruistic” kidney donor in the UK. Read More

Cleaner Air = Healthier Hearts

16 May 2012
A study in the Journal of American Medical Association has established a link between air pollution and heart health. Read More

NHS gears up for the Olympics

10 May 2012
As the Olympic torch is lit today in Greece it is not only the athletes that are making their final preparations for the Games. Read More

Defibrillators in public buildings?

08 May 2012
The Oliver King foundation is currently campaigning for the government to introduce heart defibrillators to public buildings in the hope that they will save hundreds of lives every year. Read More

The hands-only CPR App

01 May 2012
The British Heart Foundation has launched an app aimed at encouraging more people to get involved in hands-only CPR. Read More

NES joins Facebook

25 April 2012
The new NES Healthcare Facebook site is now online Read More

Vinnie Jones CPR advert cleared

11 April 2012
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) advert featuring former football Vinnie Jones has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) following complains of incorrect technique. Read More

Southampton and John Radcliffe hospitals become major trauma centres

02 April 2012
From today, the Southampton Teaching Hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford have become part of a nationwide major trauma system in England. This system will comprise 21 hospitals in total, which will be dedicated trauma centres. Read More

Care Quality Commission - "Long way to go"

30 March 2012
England’s health and social care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a “long was to go” before it is up to scratch, according to MPs. Read More

Heart-attack in the under 30s

23 March 2012
The collapse of Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba during a recent football match has shocked the world and has highlighted the risk of heart attack in the under 30s. Read More

"Tax on the sick" as NHS parking fees increase

16 March 2012
More than a quarter of NHS hospitals increased parking fees for patients and visitors in the period from April 2010 to April 2011, leading to one patients’ group banding the fees a “tax on the sick” Read More

GMC fight EU regulation change

09 March 2012
The GMC has said it will “fight hard” against amendments to the EC (European Commission) directive to allow the mutual recognition of professional qualifications. Read More

London's Air Ambulance to carry blood

06 March 2012
From today, London’s Air Ambulances will become the first service to carry blood supplies. This is thanks to a refrigeration unit used by the British and American Military. Read More

London's newest hospital opens in Whitechapel

02 March 2012
The £650m Royal London Hospital opened last Thursday to become London’s newest hospital. Read More

NES Instructors and Appraisers Enrichment Programme

27 February 2012
7 eager Appraisers completed an NHS Appraiser training event at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on 23rd February. This was then followed up by an opportunity to meet the MD Mr Peter Sheppard. Read More

World longest donor chain in US!

22 February 2012
The world’s longest donor chain in the US has been completed; it included 30 patients receiving kidneys from 30 living donors. Read More

NHS reforms - Talks go ahead without key opponents

20 February 2012
The British Medical Association and Royal College of Nursing have been excluded from a meeting with the Prime Minister today to discuss the Government's controversial NHS reforms. Read More

Concerns over the rollout of NHS 111

17 February 2012
The British Medical Association have written to the Heath Secretary asking for the deadline for the NHS 111 phone line to be relaxed. Read More

Organ donation rethink

13 February 2012
The BMA have suggested society should have a new debate on organ donation. Despite an increase in organ donation it still lags behind the number of people wanting for organs. Read More

Men can inherit heart disease

10 February 2012
A report in The Lancet suggests that men can inherit heart disease from their father via the Y chromosome. Read More

Health and social care Bill suffers its first defeat

09 February 2012
The Government’s controversial Health and social care Bill has lost a vote in the House of Lords Read More

Royal College of GPs ask for health Bill to be withdrawn

06 February 2012
The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has written to the Prime Minister asking for the Health and Social care Bill to be withdrawn. Read More

Circle starts contract at Hinchingbrooke hospital

02 February 2012
Yesterday marked an important first in the NHS, when the private firm Circle took over the running of the failing Hinchingbrooke hospital. Read More

BAAPS report rise in cosmetic surgery

01 February 2012
Audit figures from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons have revealed a increase of nearly 6% in surgical procedures from 2010. Read More

2 arms better than 1....?

30 January 2012
A study by The Lancet Research has revealed that large differences in blood pressure between the left and right arm could mean an increased risk of vascular disease or even death Read More

Wales pays to replace French-made breast implants - but England won't

10 January 2012
Welsh health minister says not removing defective implants could endanger women's health Read More

Bereavement 'increases heart attack risk'

10 January 2012
A recent bereavement could dramatically increase the risk of having a heart attack among those who are already vulnerable, according to a new report. Read More

Ex-footballer Vinnie Jones fronts CPR campaign with new advice

04 January 2012
The British Heart Foundation is urging people not trained to perform CPR to forget "mouth-to-mouth" and to concentrate on chest compressions when faced with an emergency situation. Read More