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The start of the NHS V2.0?

There are some reasons for optimism that new Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to shift the NHS towards primary and community health in a new focus on preventative measures.

A plea for evidence based policy

Many of the biggest changes to nursing recently have been implemented without proper consultations and evidence writes Crystal Oldman

Time for policy to influence health

The dangers of a sedentary life have been well documented for years, but recent studies highlight the negative implications of inactivity as a stand-alone problem, says Beda Higgins.

A named clinician for every frail older person

On the 65th birthday of the NHS, the Secretary of State announced a new initiative for the support of the frail, older person to remain in their own homes and to avoid hospital admissions.

An insight into the nursing profession

This is my last edition as editor of Independent Nurse and I would like to thank the many inspirational primary care and community nurses with whom I have worked.

Limit general practice access at your peril

Last week saw the emergence of a 'discussion brief' buried on the website of the Conservative Policy Forum, a group that contributes ideas for the next two years of the coalition and the 2015 manifesto.

Halt the blame game and find the solutions

'Make zero harm a reality in the NHS'. This is the instruction issued by prime minister David Cameron to Dr Don Berwick, the former health adviser to president Obama charged with leading a brand new National Patient Safety Advisory Group in England.


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