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2013-11-14 11:40:43

The call handling service NHS 111 increased the use of ambulance and urgent and emergency care services during its first year of operation, shows a detailed evaluation.

2010-05-05 01:00:00

BASINGSTOKE, England, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Solutions, the leading provider of health-based customer relationship management (CRM) and clinical content solutions, is today launching the 'Seven competencies of e-care' as the focal point for its new market strategy and website http://www.clinicalsolutions.com. A recent report by the Self Care Campaign [1] claimed that too many people are visiting their GP or other expensive care settings, such as A&E with minor ailments;...

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.

2008-09-26 21:00:31

By Mike Waites Needless delays, confusion over access to services and poor out- of-hours care were uncovered by the Healthcare Commission in a comprehensive review of NHS emergency and urgent care.Services in one in six areas including North Yorkshire, Calderdale and North Lincolnshire were rated "least well" performing.A third of areas ran "best performing" services including Bradford, Barnsley, Rotherham and Hull.The commission said a new drive was needed to improve co- ordination of...

2008-09-10 00:00:25

By Paul lewis Campaigners have accused city hospital bosses of trying to bulldoze through a controversial shake-up of Singleton's minor casualty service.

2008-09-02 00:00:28

The ambulance service is raising awareness of how Plymouth residents and visitors can access health services.

2008-08-27 00:00:44

By liz perkins Demands are growing for the public to have a say over the future of a Swansea hospital casualty unit. Members of health watchdog Swansea Community Health Council (CHC) are stepping up the pressure on the trust for a public consultation over the Singleton department's future.

2008-07-24 18:00:00

By Alan Johnson Like most people in this country, I am a child of the NHS. It was there for my mother and my family when I was born, and will be there for my children and future generations long after I have passed on.

2008-07-18 06:00:49

UK outsourcing company Capita has been awarded a five-year 60m pound ($120m) contract by the UK Department of Health to develop and deliver its NHS Choices digital channel.

2008-07-14 09:01:11

LONDON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- An online NHS Health Guide for people with diabetes has been launched on the national NHS website, NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/ The guide, http://www.nhs.uk/Pathways/diabetes/Pages/Landing.aspx, takes patients through each stage, from before diagnosis, through to how to live and self-manage the condition.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.