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News Archive—October 2011

New NHS Board will help patients ‘shop around’ for GPs

Jane Dreaper Health correspondent for BBC News reported: The new NHS Commissioning Board, which is at the heart of the government’s controversial NHS reforms in England, is due to start work. The board, which will at first operate in a shadow... Read more

31 Oct 2011

Society’s elections

The Society seeks nominations for President -Elect (2012-2014) and Trustees (2012-2014). The current President Prof David Taggart will demit office in April 2012 and Mr James Roxburgh will take his place as President of the Society. It is... Read more

17 Oct 2011

Councils call for children’s surgery centre in Leeds to stay

The BBC has reported that a health watchdog representing 15 councils across the Yorkshire and Humber region has called for the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds to remain open. The NHS is proposing changes to children’s cardiac surgery... Read more

15 Oct 2011