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Overall MPs are evenly split, according to the poll by Dods, with a survey of 96 MPs finding that 41 supported a sugar tax, 41 opposed it and 14 undecided.
Reduced growth forecasts are predicted in the run up to the 2016 Budget, as well as the potential of the Chancellor George Osborne having to adjust his borrowing forecasts. Osborne has already laid the groundwork for further spending cuts with his warning that he would use the annual financial set piece to “look at public expenditure again”. The Dods Political Monitoring Team speculate on what announcements we might see in key policy areas.
Helen Lee will be talking about the pilot at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015 in Manchester, September 2-3. The Guardian Healthcare Network is media partner for the event
Creating healthy and supportive workplaces was no longer a "nice to have, it's a must do", he told the NHS Innovation Expo conference in Manchester.
Speaking at the NHS Expo in Manchester, Freeman said that mental health disorders were the “single largest cause of disability in the UK”, affecting one in four people, and costing £105 billion a year.
Last Wednesday Dods Research published the results of a survey which asked NHS staff how many believed it was possible for the service to meet a Government-imposed target of saving £22billion over the next five years. The numbers, to put it mildly, were not encouraging for the Government.
Speaking at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester, the Health Secretary challenged the NHS to make better use of technology so that patients can be empowered to manage their own healthcare needs, while ensuring that their data remains safe at all times.
This is just one of the worrying findings from a study conducted by Dods Research on behalf of cyber security firm Sophos, which highlights the poor state of IT security in the UK’s public sector.
According to the study by Dods Research, 31 per cent of civil servants agreed Microsoft provided good value for money to government, 46 per cent agreed it was a trustworthy company, and 32 per cent agreed it understood public sector needs. In all three categories, this was the highest score of all the suppliers, although BT, BAE Systems and DHL were not far behind in the latter.
Almost a third of respondents trust the SNP most on the NHS, compared to 22 per cent for Labour, the Dods Research poll of 2,000 health workers UK-wide found
The survey of more than 2,000 health staff, including GPs, carried out by Dods Research, suggested Labour was most trusted on the NHS.
In a poll conducted by Dods, 47 per cent of surveyed MPs said that the government shouldn't invest any further in driverless car research.
The comments came after a Dods Polling survey into MPs attitudes to driverless cars revealed a lack of knowledge amongst legislators on the impact of autonomous vehicles.
The survey showed that almost half of MPs questioned were against further investment in autonomous vehicle research, despite the Government announcing plans to have driverless cars being trialed on UK roads in 2015.
Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them in Parliament, a survey has suggested.
It came as 86 out of 100 MPs asked in another survey said they thought they were trusted by constituents.
The survey of MPs was carried out by Dods Polling.
The survey, by Dods Polling, found this included 83 per cent of Conservatives, 41 per cent of Labour MPs and 78 per cent of Liberal Democrats.
The Dods Polling survey, published Thursday asScots are voting in the independence referendum, contradicts the party leaders' statement with 63 percent of MPs across all parties willing to change it.
It came as a poll by Dods, the political information service, found that eight in 10 Tory MPs are opposed to maintaining the high levels of public spending in Scotland
British companies with factories overseas should be open to prosecution in the UK if they are found to have abused the rights or safety of their workforce, according to a majority of MPs.
A poll published on Monday says 71% of MPs questioned want British firms held to account in the UK for harm caused in developing countries, including allowing workers to bring civil cases in the UK. The move follows growing concern over human rights abuses, including poor working conditions, injuries and deaths at overseas factories used by British firms.
Dr Amanda Doyle, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Blackpool CCG said:
“The Dods ‘Health reforms: a check-up’ recognises the important role that clinical commissioners now play in the wider health system, bringing new and innovative approaches to better healthcare for their local populations. We welcome the reports finding that CCGs are offering new local solutions to the system and are also a strong driver for change that engage and interact with key partners right across the health economy. However the report also reflects a number of the challenges our members face. Key amongst those is the financial pressures facing CCGs.”
The online poll, run in July, asked whether people ‘think the impact of the reforms has been positive or negative’. Of the 3628 respondents – 55% of whom have roles that involve frontline care – only 172 (5%) felt the impact has been positive, while 1388 (38%) said it’s been negative. A third said the impact has been mixed, 17% felt it was too early to tell, and 8% said they didn’t know.
The hostility to the reforms held firm across almost all levels of seniority, with the difference between positive and negative responses being 36% for the 1861 respondents in management roles and 32% for the 1424 outside management.
Only 5% of healthcare professionals think the recent NHS reforms have had a positive impact, a new study has found.
In July, Dods surveyed 3,628 health staff via an online questionnaire on their experiences of the reforms, the organisations driving change, and their expectations for the next 12 months.
The survey also found that only 2% believe their organisation has sufficient financial resources to support itself.
For many organisations in the NHS, improving patient care comes second to making efficiency savings, a new study by Dods has found.
Dods report shows that only 5% of health professionals think the health reforms have had a positive impact.
In July 2014, 3,628 health staff were surveyed via an online questionnaire on their experiences of the reforms, the organisations driving change, and their expectations for the next 12 months.
Efficiency savings are the top priority of many NHS organizations with improving patient care ranked in second place, finds a survey conducted by Dods, a provider of public sector and political research, surveys and polls. Only 5% of health professionals surveyed said they think the health reforms have had a positive impact.
Using an online questionnaire Dods surveyed 3,628 health staff about their experiences of the reforms, the organisations driving change, and their expectations for the next 12 months. NHS staff reported they are under heavy financial pressure. Only 2% said their organisation had sufficient financial resource to support their organisation.
Only 5% of health professionals in the UK think reforms in the NHS have had a positive impact and many believe that improving patient care comes second to making savings.
That is the outcome of a survey from public services polling company Dods. Its analysis is based on replies to an online questionnaire in July by 3,628 health staff who were asked about their experiences of reforms from the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the organisations driving change, and their expectations for the next 12 months. Money is a prime concern with only 2% saying their organisation had sufficient financial resource and 71% disagreeing with the idea that they have enough budgetary support to support their organisation.
Almost half (45%) of public sector staff feel the workforce does not have the skills needed to continue delivering public services well, with 21% admitting IT is one of the most sought skills in the sector according to a survey by totaljobs.com and Dods Research.
The survey of more than 1,600 public sector workers from central government, local government and the health sector, identified several skills contributing to the IT gap.
EY’s Worldwide Index of Women as Public Sector Leaders, published earlier this year, analyzes gender equality in public sector leadership around the world. What were the key findings?
Who leads the public sector is important. Public sector leaders – politicians, civil servants and board members – are responsible for the general welfare of their citizens and give protection to the most vulnerable members of society. Diversity, too, is crucial, because diverse teams are proven to stimulate innovation and new ways of problem solving.
Technology investment and staff training will enable local authorities to ‘do more with less’
Three quarters of local government authorities (75 per cent) have embraced technology to transform their services, according to new research from BT. However, these organisations must now address IT skills gaps in order to increase efficiency and maximise the benefits from these investments.