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2013-11-14 11:40:43

Call handling service did not reduce pressures during first year of operation, as intended 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, published in the online journal BMJ Open. This is despite the fact that NHS 111 was set up with the intention of relieving pressure on these services by ensuring that patients are directed to care that is appropriate for their...

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...

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...

2008-09-26 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. They claim the trust is bombarding the press with biased propaganda and trying to bully health watchdogs by threatening to axe the service altogether. At a public meeting in Swansea tonight they will demand full public consultation over the controversial plans. But trust leaders say there is not enough time for formal consultation,...

2008-09-02 00:00:28

The ambulance service is raising awareness of how Plymouth residents and visitors can access health services. South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) states that across the region the population can quadruple during the summer, and it is vital people are aware how to contact appropriate health services. For life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions, especially those where time is critical such as heart problems, dial 999. Patients can also call the 24-hour health...

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. The call has follows a petition calling for the service to be retained in its existing form. Bosses at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust have set out their case for change. They say...

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. The principles on which it was founded, of care free at the point of use available to all makes the NHS the envy of the world and the jewel in the crown of our public services. It is therefore a cause for celebration that this unique British institution marks its diamond...

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. Capita will be responsible for the hosting, technical, and content development of NHS's online presence and related digital services including patient-accessible electronic records, information on specific NHS services, and self-care guides. Capita CEO Paul Pindar said: "We are delighted to have been chosen to support...

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. Throughout the next year, NHS Choices will be rolling out more guides from the 60 most common long-term conditions, giving people the information they...


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