Archived News: December 2004

December 3rd 2004: Consultation Opportunity: Healthcare Commission are inviting you to have your say on how to improve local health services: . Get yourself informed re these central Performance Management proposals (which relate to England) - read around what is being proposed at and have your say - 2005 will be the last year of Star Ratings

December 3rd 2004: NHSU Goes - John Reid sets out next steps to improve efficiency and cut bureaucracy in NHS - including replacing the NHSU with a new body. See: .

3rd December 2004: Lift off for first 'super surgery': ‘Super surgeries’ are one-stop centres which will offer a range of healthcare services traditionally available only in hospitals, as well as access to GPs and other health and social care professionals. See

3rd December 2004: Software that operates using a working version of the data spine has been installed by Accenture under the NPfIT in trusts in Newcastle and Northumberland to support the Single Assessment Process (SAP) for older people. See eHealth Insider report at:

3rd December 2004: National Library For Health Signs Up The Map Of Medicine See:

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