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    Five Things To Look Out For In 2013

    wiseguy Jan 1, 2013

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      wiseguy Chataholic

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      The last year has seen a new health secretary appointed, the NHS reforms finally being pushed through parliament and a host of initiatives launched to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles.
      The next 12 months promise to be just as eventful. But what are the key stories of 2013 likely to be in England?
      A watershed moment before January is out?
      [​IMG]Dr Foster looked at data from 145 hospital trusts in its review

      Of all the scandals to have hit the NHS over the last few years, one stands out: the treatment of patients at Stafford Hospital.
      From a variety of different sources, we know that more than 400 patients died "needlessly" because of poor care between 2005 and 2008.
      Deficiencies were found at almost every level from the ward floor to the boardroom as financial targets took precedence over the quality of care.
      It created a culture whereby thirsty patients had to resort to drinking from vases and receptionists were left to assess patients in A&E.
      But the scandal goes much further than the mismanagement of one hospital.

      worth a read very informative article