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New money for pay rises in exchange for contract reform
New money will be set aside to fund a pay rise for more than 1 million NHS staff but only if unions agree to reform the Agenda for Change contract. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke Rehab Technology Aims To Speed Healing
Watching someone who has suffered a stroke try to perform everyday actions such as walking down the sidewalk or even bringing a cup to their lips can serve as a sobering reminder of how fragile full and robust health is, and also serves as an inspiration for those dedicated to improving the lives of those patients. Steven Plymale, recently named CEO of Toronto-based MyndTec, said his reaction to watching videos of patients using the company's MyndMove functional electrical stimulation (FES) rehabilitation system was one of the reasons he joined MyndTec. "They are very compelling," Plymale said of the demonstratio...
Source: MDDI - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

The medical police state is out of control: Home gardening, health coaching and child protection all CRIMINALIZED in the name of "public safety"
(Natural News) The late Ronald Reagan once argued that as government expands, liberty contracts. This idea is perhaps more relevant today than it ever has been, considering the fact that on virtually every level of American society, the peoples’ individual freedoms are being crushed by an army of politicized judges, power hungry lawmakers and unelected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How West Seattle-based GoodMed Clinic plans to avoid Qliance's fate
After primary care provider Qliance failed due to the changing health care environment and loss of contracts and patients, GoodMed Clinic is taking it slow and approaching a similar business model a little differently. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

How West Seattle-based GoodMed Clinic plans to avoid Qliance's fate
After primary care provider Qliance failed due to the changing health care environment and loss of contracts and patients, GoodMed Clinic is taking it slow and approaching a similar business model a little differently. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia enters agreement with VillageMD to lower care costs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BSBSGa) is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD in an effort to improve patient health and lower costs, two of today's hottest health-care topics. BSBSGa is the largest health benefits company in Georgia and first in the state to contract with Chicago-based VillageMD. VillageMD collaborated with Quality Care Providers Inc., Atlanta's largest independent network of primary care physicians. The agreement helps give BCBSGa customers access to QCPI's 1,600… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia enters agreement with VillageMD to lower care costs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BSBSGa) is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD in an effort to improve patient health and lower costs, two of today's hottest health-care topics. BSBSGa is the largest health benefits company in Georgia and first in the state to contract with Chicago-based VillageMD. VillageMD collaborated with Quality Care Providers Inc., Atlanta's largest independent network of primary care physicians. The agreement helps give BCBSGa customers access to QCPI's 1,600… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Chief medical officer loses his job at United Medical Center
Just weeks after United Medical Center's chief medical officer offered forceful testimony against the District-owned hospital's operator, his contract has been terminated with UMC. Dr. Julian Craig, who has served as CMO of the hospital since 2015, will lose his contract to practice at the hospital starting next month. Stacy Cammarano, an associate at Katz, Marshall& Banks LLP, the D.C. law firm that represents Craig, confirmed the move, first reported in The Washington Post. "He believes it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Chief medical officer loses his job at United Medical Center
Just weeks after United Medical Center's chief medical officer offered forceful testimony against the District-owned hospital's operator, his contract has been terminated with UMC. Dr. Julian Craig, who has served as CMO of the hospital since 2015, will lose his contract to practice at the hospital starting next month, according to a letter sent by his attorney to members of the D.C. Council on Tuesday. In a letter signed by UMC Chairwoman LaRuby May, Craig was informed Nov. 17 that the hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Riverain partners with Nuance
Advanced visualization firm Riverain Technologies has joined forces with Nuance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips, Nuance collaborate on AI, radiology reporting Riverain adds to customer list Riverain's ClearRead CT hits installation milestone Riverain lands ClearRead CT software sales Nuance connects with Make-A-Wish, donates $15K Nuance inks contract with Christus Health (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Visage set to introduce AI software at RSNA 2017
Enterprise imaging firm Visage Imaging will showcase artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Visage signs 7-year contract with Yale Visage will show new software features at RSNA 2017 Visage upgrades Ease mobile app Visage releases Open Archive in North America Visage wraps up installation at Mercy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI workflow engine among Hitachi launches at RSNA 2017
Hitachi Healthcare Americas will highlight its SynergyDrive MR workflow engine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Hitachi's 64-slice compact CT unit Hitachi, CorTechs announce collaboration Hitachi teams with West Virginia University Hitachi launches new ultrasound scanner at ASE DOD awards purchasing contract to Hitachi Aloka (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smart Contracts On The Blockchain: Can Businesses Reap The Benefits?
Companies and individuals alike can no longer avoid the hype around blockchain and crypto currencies. While all hypes should be taken with a pinch of salt, some elements of blockchain, such as smart contracts, are being held up as truly set to drive dynamic and positive change. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:BABA Source Type: news

United Medical Center board OKs plan to keep operator, hire long-term turnaround firm
The current operator of District-owned United Medical Center will stay on the job on a month-to-month contract for up to 60 days as part of a plan approved Monday by the hospital's board. Keeping on operator Veritas of Washington LLC will maintain continuity of operations and help wrap up crucial projects, including negotiating a contract with George Washington Medical Faculty Associates to run the hospital's emergency department and inpatient units, said UMC Board Chairwoman LaRub y May. Longer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

United Medical Center board OKs plan to keep operator, hire long-term turnaround firm
The current operator of District-owned United Medical Center will stay on the job on a month-to-month contract for up to 60 days as part of a plan approved Monday by the hospital's board. Keeping on operator Veritas of Washington LLC will maintain continuity of operations and help wrap up crucial projects, including negotiating a contract with George Washington Medical Faculty Associates to run the hospital's emergency department and inpatient units, said UMC Board Chairwoman LaRub y May. Longer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

The standard variable tariff has had its day
Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that energy company Centrica/British Gas is to phase out standard variable tariffs (SVT) for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “This should be welcome news for both British Gas customers and its employees. It should lead to cheaper bills for households and much more certainty for its workforce, at a time of much upheaval in the energy market. “It looks like the SVT has very definitely had its day with the largest energy supplier in the UK putting it on notice. British Gas now needs to introduce new competitive prod...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release British Gas Energy Source Type: news

Seeking Senior Research Assistant for NIHR Cochrane IBD Project - Preston, UK
Hours: Part time (0.5 FTE)Basis: Fixed term contract for 12 monthsClosing Date: 15th January 2018Interview Date: TBCThe School of Medicine at theUniversity of Central Lancashire wishes to appointtwo Senior Research Assistants to support the research and knowledge transfer activities of Dr Morris Gordon. The main research interests of Dr Morris Gordon are systematic review and evidence synthesis, in post clinical and educational contexts. The post holder will undertake Cochrane systematic reviews as part of an NIHR funded project under the direction of Dr Gordon.With experience of systematic review work and specific Cochran...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

United Medical Center board to weigh new plan for hospital operations
The board of District-owned United Medial Center will consider a plan Monday that would extend its contract for its current operator on a month-to-month basis for up to 60 days. The plan, to be presented to the board by Chairwoman LaRuby May, calls for keeping Veritas of Washington LLC on in the short term for the continuity of operations at UMC. It also calls for the board to identify a turnaround firm to run the hospital for the balance of fiscal 2018, which ends in Sep tember, after Veritas' departure.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Outstanding trust wins five year £195m contract outside patch
One of the country’s leading mental health trusts has won a £195m contract to provide community health services in Bedfordshire. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program
Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) regulations to implement certain provisions contained in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed rule also clarifies the "any willing pharmacy" requirement, which may work to support independent community pharmacies often found in rural areas, and improve rural beneficiaries' access to specialty drugs. Comments regarding provisions of the rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 20, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Regional Operational Restructuring to Position Priority Ambulance for Continued Growth
In 2017, Priority Ambulance’s national family of companies more than doubled in size now serving more than 350,000 patients annually and expanded its footprint to include a nine-state network. To position the company for continued growth in 2018 and beyond, the company today announced a restructuring of its operational team that would transfer operational oversight to newly-created Regional Presidents and strengthen support from its national team. “Priority has enjoyed exponential growth since we began our operations in 2014,” said CEO Bryan Gibson. “We are now the third largest national ambulance c...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Regional Operational Restructuring to Position Priority Ambulance for Continued Growth
In 2017, Priority Ambulance’s national family of companies more than doubled in size now serving more than 350,000 patients annually and expanded its footprint to include a nine-state network. To position the company for continued growth in 2018 and beyond, the company today announced a restructuring of its operational team that would transfer operational oversight to newly-created Regional Presidents and strengthen support from its national team. “Priority has enjoyed exponential growth since we began our operations in 2014,” said CEO Bryan Gibson. “We are now the third largest national ambulance c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Is There Hope for an Endologix Comeback?
A year ago, Endologix CEO John McDermott walked into the VEITHsymposium at the New York Hilton-Midtown, saw the look on the face of his head of regulatory and clinical affairs as he approached the Endologix booth, and knew something was wrong. Sure enough, FDA had just asked Endologix to provide two-year patient follow-up data from its EVAS-FORWARD study of the Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS) system. "So that night we worked through the night to get out our press release first thing the next morning to inform the world that there was going to be pushback in the timeline and the clinical requirements,&...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Belluscura plans IPO to commercialize licensed Stryker IP
Medical device group Belluscura is planning a U.K.-based IPO that could be worth up to $13.2 million after it picked up the rights to make and sell certain Stryker (NYSE:SYK) devices, according to a filing from the company. The company was created by Tekcapital in 2015 to pick up and commercialize rights to medical devices. So far, the company has acquired licenses to manufacture and sell four medical device product lines from Stryker, including the Snap II, Passport, Slyde and Wire Caddy devices, according to the filing. Earlier this week, Belluscura said it picked up the rights to manufacture and sell Styrker’...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) belluscura Source Type: news

VA secretary seeks $782M for Cerner contract
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pushing to get funding for a contract with Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN). The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to coordinate its deployment of a new electronic health record system with the Department of Defense, which just finished installing a new Cerner EHR at four pilot sites. Initially, Shulkin requested Congress reprogram $782 million for 2018. He did not publicly named a total cost estimate for the project, but Shulkin said it would cost "billions"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Nursing home reaches tentative agreement with union
Workers at a Kenmore nursing home have reached a tentative agreement with management on a new contract. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the union that represents 120 workers at Schofield Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence, met with administrators at the site Wednesday, the same day it had intended to hold an informational picket. The meeting led to an agreement that will go before m embers for ratification on Tues., Nov. 21. In the days before the meeting, union members had complained… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sudan:President Al-Bashir Inaugurates Signing of Contracts for Rehabilitation of 17 Hospitals
[SNA] Medani -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Thursday attended in Medani city, in the context of his visit to Gezira State, the signing of a number of contracts for rehabilitation and maintenance of 17 rural hospitals in Gezira State at the cost of 80 million pounds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Launches New Clinical Guideline Assessment Tool through Contract to ECRI Institute
The new tool, housed within theNational Guideline Clearinghouse, assesses the extent to which a guideline adheres to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) standards for trustworthy evidence-based clinical guidelines. The resulting NEATS assessments give clinicians, educators, policymakers, payers, and patients a way to gauge their confidence in a specific clinical practice guideline. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Policy Changes and Updates for Medicare Advantage and the Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year 2019 (CMS-4182-P)
CMS has issued a proposed rule with comment period that proposes to update Medicare Advantage (MA) and the prescription drug benefit program (Part D) by promoting innovation and empowering MA and Part D sponsors with new tools to improve quality of care and provide more plan choices for MA and Part D enrollees. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust awards £300m orthopaedics contract to US firm
A Shelford Group trust has awarded a £310m contract to an American company as part of a ‘ground breaking partnership’ for orthopaedic work. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist? – patient leaflet published
New measures have been introduced into the NHS Standard Contract to try to provide more seamless care for patients between general practices and hospitals - a commitment in the General Practice Forward View. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has launched AeroRemote Insights, a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta to launch software, DR detectors at RSNA 2017 Konica Minolta lands Premier contract for Exa Konica Minolta to highlight US at rheumatology meeting Konica Minolta brings ultrasound to physiatrists Konica Minolta wins Ohio Exa PACS/RIS contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips, Nuance collaborate on AI, radiology reporting
Philips Healthcare and Nuance Communications plan to collaborate on bringing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips survey identifies patients' radiology priorities Philips Q3 health revenues edge up as profit falls FDA clears ultrasound transducer from Philips Nuance connects with Make-A-Wish, donates $15K Nuance inks contract with Christus Health Nuance offers new voice documentation platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ahluwalia Contracts bags orders worth Rs 311 crore
Ahluwalia said it has got "new orders worth of Rs 170.99 crore for construction of 300 beds hospital in existing premises of ESIC Hospital Kolkata and worth Rs 140 crore for other construction work". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedQ unveils new reporting software
Radiology informatics firm MedQ has introduced its new Q/ris Merit-Based Incentive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedQ wins Bermuda contract MedQ unveils new analytics dashboard MedQ adds teleradiology installation MedQ completes Tenn. installation MedQ installs RIS software in Neb. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intelerad posts prosperous fiscal 2017
Canadian PACS vendor Intelerad Medical Systems is reporting record growth in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad inks contract with Aris Radiology Intelerad completes Fla. PACS installation Intelerad joins forces with MedCurrent Intelerad launches new cloud-based service Intelerad debuts new layout management system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Contract rows resolved
The must read stories and talking points in the NHS (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Terminating Physicians for Bad Attitudes and Behavior
If you're drafting up provisions in a physician contract dictating his conduct, here are five things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

Winners of NHS contract disputes worth millions revealed
NHS England has released details of three arbitration cases between commissioners and trusts, which were arguing over millions in funding. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Staffing firm terminates contract with Memorial after hospital changes provider for ER doctors
The ending of the contract with CEP is prompting outcry from some commenters on Memorial's Facebook page, who are using the hashtags such as #keepcep and #savememorialsdocs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Malawi:Amabhungane - Hunger Stalks Malawi's Prisons
[Daily Maverick] A study by four university academics has found that on average the Malawi's 12,000 prisoners receive just 17% of the recommended daily food provision and that 89% of them are severely food insecure. A prominent prison rights activists has blamed erratic government funding for the scandal, saying that it has made approved foodstuff suppliers reluctant to enter supply contracts with the prisons. By Thokozani Chenjezi, Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi, for AMABHUNGANE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arizona man cleared his stuffy nose by masturbating
A man from Arizona claimed that masturbating clears his sinuses and The Doctors explained that during an orgasm the muscles contract and can temporarily relieve sinus pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highly skilled practice managers needed, says 2018 GMS contract in Scotland
Scotland practices will need highly qualified practice managers to engage with the wider primary care system, says the proposed2018 General Medical Services (GMS) contract in Scotland. On top of their traditional duties, practice managers will be asked to collaborate with GP Clusters, NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP), and any new service that might emerge.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new shape-shifting polymer can target and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach without killing helpful bacteria in the gut. Such a treatment could improve the digestive health of billions of people worldwide who contract H. pylori infections. The antimicrobial agent morphs into a bacterial hole-puncher in the stomach's acidic environment and reverts to an amorphous, inactive structure when it reaches the higher pH environment of the small intestine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Appeals court won't reconsider Planned Parenthood defunding
A federal appeals court says it won't reconsider a panel's ruling that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company
PACS vendor Sectra has entered into a partnership with El Seif Development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract Sectra expands presence in Canada (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks new Community Support team - Flexible location
Posts: Community Support Officers and Senior Community Support OfficerLocation: FlexibleSpecifications: Full time/part time. Multiple positions. Permanent contract (subject to probationary period and location). Secondments welcome.Closing date for applications: Friday, 8th December 2017ContextExperienced and friendly support staff are invited to be part of Cochrane ’s new Community Support team. This team will present a friendly, supportive and efficient point of contact for the Cochrane community, responding to queries covering a broad range of areas including software (e.g. Archie, RevMan), membership, training, we...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Scottish practice nurses to be ‘expert nursing generalists’
A new general practice contract being proposed for Scotland will offer “new opportunities” for nurses working in primary care, with more roles coming their way, according to documents released today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Video: What is a results-based contract?
New medicines are revolutionizing how we fight disease, but too often patients have to fight to access innovative treatments. As part of the solution to this problem, biopharmaceutical companies are working with insurers to develop new ways to pay for medicines. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: Access Value drug cost Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

How Scotland's new contract takes the burden of premises off GPs' shoulders
Practice premises are 'increasingly perceived as an unwanted liability by potential GP partners' and have become a barrier to recruitment, retention and retirement, the Scottish government and the BMA believe. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news