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New Chief Nurse appointed at Bucks Healthcare


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Via a Bucks Healthcare press release we learn, New Chief Nurse appointed at Bucks Healthcare: Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has today announced the appointment of Carolyn Morrice as Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care Standards. She will take up her new post on 1 April 2014, replacing Lynne Swiatczak who leaves the Trust at the end of March. Carolyn joined Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in February 2013, as Assistant Chief Nurse in the surgery and critical care division. Prior […]

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Health question on private provision


I had a supplementary health question yesterday on private and independent provision within the NHS which I think sheds some light on Labour’s actions and attitude: Ian Lavery (Wansbeck) (Lab): What recent meetings he has had with representatives of the private health care sector. The Secretary of State for Health (Mr Jeremy Hunt): In the past three months, I have had two meetings with private sector health care providers, both in China, helping them to win export orders. In the same […]

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Bucks Healthcare announces £5 million investment in frontline nursing staff


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Via Bucks Healthcare: Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has announced a £5 million investment to create an additional 150 nursing posts across the Trust. Part of the investment will enable senior staff to spend more time supporting and developing nursing practice. This investment package will fund these additional posts on an ongoing basis, ensuring that the Trust relies less heavily on agency staff and more staff can be recruited on a permanent basis. Already, 70 nurses have been recruited and a […]

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How are we doing with urgent healthcare in Bucks? – Buckinghamshire County Council


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Via Buckinghamshire County Council, news of an important inquiry and a story to which we will return: How are we doing with urgent healthcare in Bucks? A council select committee working group is set to investigate the state of urgent healthcare in Bucks, and it’s asking the public to come forward with questions for the committee to put to the NHS managers who commission the services. Buckinghamshire County Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee (HASC) has the responsibility of […]

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NHS improvements in Bucks


There was encouraging news from Bucks NHS Trust following recommendations made by the Keogh review earlier this year. A meeting this month found that there had been “real progress” in the Trust’s efforts to improve the quality of care it provides. Representatives from NHS England, Trust Development Authority, Care Quality Commission and local Clinical Commissioning Groups, and staff from Buckinghamshire Healthcare were able to detail a number of initiatives and developments that are now in place to help improve care […]

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