Post Tagged with: "Better Healthcare in Bucks"

Accountable Care Systems

Today I would like to join leaders across the health and social care system in Buckinghamshire in welcoming yesterday’s announcement from NHS England that Buckinghamshire will be part of the first wave of Accountable Care Systems being created around the country to deliver improvements to local health care. The system […]

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My Keogh Review Question to the Health Secretary

My question to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, on the Keogh Review: Steve Baker (Wycombe) (Con): Walter Coles died because he was forgotten. Edward Maitland died because he was fed solid food. I could name others; those are just two of the patients who have died unnecessarily. And yet high […]

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Letter seeking leave to appear before the Committee to ask what plans the Committee has for the scrutiny of local acute services and their interaction with care for the chronically ill.

Public urged to tune in to NHS scrutiny meeting

Via Bucks County Council: Changes to health services in Buckinghamshire will come under the microscope at a Council meeting next week – and the public is being urged to tune in to watch the discussions. The county Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee will be sitting down with NHS […]

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Hospital picture with link to Hansard

Senior pay for NHS staff in Bucks

In the context of recent concerns surrounding urgent care in Buckinghamshire and the Secretary of State’s comments about managerial accountability, I asked for data on senior pay for NHS staff across Buckinghamshire. The Minister replied that, between April 2011 and March 2012, the number of staff in Buckinghamshire Primary Care […]

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Better Healthcare in Bucks consultation: The local NHS response

The NHS in Buckinghamshire has given its response to the Better Healthcare in Bucks public consultation. The headline breakthrough is that the Board reviewed public feedback and decided that the new minor injuries and illness service in Wycombe must be available 24/7 to meet the needs of patients out of hours. […]

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County Council stands up for Buckinghamshire’s hospitals and patients’ interests

County Councillors approved an important Health motion, after a strong and at times heated debate, at their full County Council yesterday (Thursday 26 April). The Motion, as passed, demanded that the future of Buckinghamshire’s Acute hospitals is safeguarded. This was in response to the changes proposed in Buckinghamshire NHS Trust’s […]

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A transport and health Parliamentary question

Further to my trip to Stoke Mandeville Hospital using the bus service from Wycombe, I asked a Parliamentary Question on the centralisation of health services and the impact this has on transport options for patients. The Minister’s reply is reproduced below: Norman Baker: The Department for Transport has received no representations […]

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