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Have we reached the tipping point for connected care?

We’ve been hearing about the benefits of connected care for years. But now, with aging populations worldwide that are often living longer, with multiple chronic conditions, the need for connected, more coordinated care is becoming critical...

Patients should be more involved in decisions about their care, says NICE

A new collaborative, made up of the UK’s leading health care organisations including NICE, has set out plans that will help get patients more involved in decisions about their care. Research has shown that when clinicians and health care p...

Swindon health and care provider closes down after handing over contract early

A social enterprise established to provide health and social care in Swindon will close down after cancelling its community healthcare contract early. SEQOL, an employee and GP-owned company, will solvently cease trading after handing over...

West Sussex fire co-responding pilot set to begin

A potentially life-saving scheme in which West Sussex firefighters attend certain medical emergencies with South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is to be piloted in the region. The co-responding scheme follows similar work with the fi...

2017 IR35 reforms: The death of public sector contracting?

Following the Chancellor’s announcement in the April 2016 budget to reform IR35 legislation in 2017, public sector contractors across the UK are unanimously questioning, “What does this mean for me?” As a public sector con...