The NHSTA website is
currently undergoing maintenance following its AGM on the 18th May 2011
The NHSTA believes that the change in government
provides an opportunity for a real change in the way the NHS provides
its care of the sick.
The separation from the Department of Health of a separate Department
of Public Health will lead to the concentration of resources devoted to
the care of the sick not just in hospitals but also in the community
The appointment in particular of Andrew Lansley as Secretary of State
and the Earl Howe as Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Lords may
well lead to a greater emphasis on care in the community with
increasing involvement in secondary care by GPs. that previously had
been provided in hospitals
Such a change will necessitate an increase in the professional
competence of future GPs beyond that attained with the present 3 years.
The NHSTA, formerly the APCGT, the Association of Primary Care Groups
and Trusts has always supported the expansion of General Practise and
in particular that their professional 3 year postgraduate training
should be a minimum of 5 years and interchangeable with that of
inter-professional MRCP, FRCS, MRCOG etc.
Dr OBE FRCGP
Chief Executive NHSTA
in the NHS - The Way Forward, the 2011 is now available in the publications area.
Focussing on current
interest to PCTs, GPs and specialist nurses Healthcare
2011 - The Way Forward
features a section on developments in telemedicine and telehealth.
The 2011 printed
edition of the NHSTA
Directory of Complementary and
Alternative Practitioners is currently in
production, please contact the NHSTA
to obtain your copy
Complementary and Alternative Practitioners currently has
5,000 members, currently covering over 28 complementary and alternative
therapies including chiropractic, counselling, homeopathy,
hypnotherapy, osteopathy, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, reflexology
and acupuncture. NHS Healthcare professionals and the public can access
this information at http://www.nhstadirectory.org/
NHSTA is free to all NHS Trusts,
Trusts wishing to take advantages of our services can join by filling
out an application form.
NHSTA has just
moved offices, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience members
experienced in contacting us during the
Following our change
of name and
move to new premises we would like to update the records we hold on our
member Trusts, could you please arrange for the Membership
Update Form to
be completed and returned to us.