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2008-09-29 09:00:14

LONDON, September 29 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Plus and NHS Direct today announced the NHS Plus network has won its first national contract to provide occupational health services. Led by Health at Work at Imperial College, in partnership with 31 NHS Plus network members, the new national contract will deliver consistently high-quality occupational health services to NHS Direct, the world's leading provider of tele-healthcare information and advice. Kit Harling, Director, NHS Plus said: "NHS...

2008-06-18 09:01:16

By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor Ministers have bowed to public and political pressure and performed a U-turn over rules denying NHS patients the right to top up their care with treatment paid for privately. Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, announced a review yesterday of the current policy which requires patients who choose to buy drugs not available on the NHS to pay the whole cost of their care. The Government had come under pressure from cancer patients demanding the right to buy...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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