Breaking news from the BBC Paper tax returns to be replaced by digital by 2020

Read more...

Chancellor George Osborne delivers his last budget before the General Election

Read more...

Tax planning for 5 April 2015

Read more...

Labours Mansion Tax wonât just hit the rich.

Read more...

Penalty Letters for tax year 2013/2014.

Read more...

Tax Breaks for Living Wage Businesses

Read more...

Contact Us

News Items

Tax Tips

Great with People
Brilliant with Numbers
Clear and Precise with Words


Call us now on 023 8083 6900 ABDS Home

News - 6 March 2014

Thousands to 'do something different' for NHS.

Thousands of people working across the NHS are doing something different to improve care as part of NHS Change Day.

Last year, 189,000 people took part by making a pledge online - and this year the aim is to get 500,000 pledges.

The aim of the day is to encourage those working for the NHS - and those who use it - to make the NHS better by pledging to do something different.

Lavinia Newman, founder of ABDS and the wife of a local GP comments:
“This year, there have been pledges from everyone from NHS managers and chief executives, to nurses, doctors and healthcare assistants around the country. Pledges range from the simple, such as making sure a child's teddy bear is right next to them when they wake up in recovery, to the innovative, such as helping terminally ill children understand and relate to the cycle of life by growing and nurturing seeds on the ward.”

In 2013, a GP pledged to spend the day in a wheelchair so he could understand the pressures on his disabled patients.

In another GP surgery, staff pledged to switch off the electronic message board for a day so they could call patients by name and re-engage with them.

UNISON, which represents 450,000 health workers, is encouraging NHS staff to get involved and make a positive change to the way they work.

Christina McAnea, head of health at UNISON, said: "NHS Change Day is an inspiring idea. It challenges the status quo and gives staff across the NHS the opportunity to think out of the box and come up with pledges that they believe will make a difference."

ABDS Chartered Certified Accountants of Southampton.
Tel: 023 8083 6900  E-mail: abds@netaccountants.net

Great with People  Brilliant with Numbers Clear and Precise with Words

« Back to News