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2012-03-07 11:27:38

Analysis: Personal health care budgets: What can England learn from the Netherlands? England must learn from other countries if it is to avoid the same mistakes with personal healthcare budgets, say experts on bmj.com today. The Department of Health in England is currently exploring the possibility of personal health budgets to give patients more control over their care. One option is for disabled and chronically ill people to hold their own budget and pay directly for services to meet...

2011-09-28 09:17:26

There is much interest in the unequal health care caused by postcode lotteries. The area you live in can impact the treatment you receive for cancer treatment, surgery or GP care. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that there are also geographic differences in the implementation of public health programs. In 2009, the government introduced 'Health Checks' a national public health program with the aim of reducing the incidence of...

2011-01-16 00:23:34

A local hand washing campaign that attracted the attention of Whitehall, reached an international audience, and even appeared in the wards of BBC hospital drama, Casualty has already been inundated with online enquiries from businesses, schools and primary care trusts. Out of interest enquiries have been received from right across the UK, including areas such as Reading, Peterborough, Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester and Hereford. (PRWeb UK) January 14, 2011 A local hand washing campaign...

2010-11-10 01:06:15

In England, a country with a universal access health care system, there is wide variation between local populations in the rate of death from coronary heart disease, which is largely explained by population characteristics such as low socioeconomic factors, white ethnicity, levels of smoking, and diabetes, according to a study in the November 10 issue of JAMA. "Although mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) has been steadily decreasing since the 1970s, it is still responsible for 15...

2009-09-03 10:00:00

TONBRIDGE, England, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of frontline health workers in England are trapped in a postcode lottery after Department of Health (DH) guidance on swine flu vaccination has left local health chiefs confused over who is eligible for the jab. A document leaked to Chemist+Druggist revealed NHS North West Strategic Health Authority (SHA) has advised all Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in the region to exclude pharmacists from vaccine plans. However, pharmacists will get the...

2008-10-05 03:00:26

By Anonymous Concerns remain over a lack of nurses and increased workloads in implementing the HPV vaccination programme, despite extra funding Unite/CPHVA is concerned that there are not enough qualified nurses to implement the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination scheme. Unite/CPHVA professional officer Rosalind Godson stated: 'We support the HPV scheme, but there are not enough school nurses as primary care trusts (PCTs) in England, health boards in Scotland and local health boards...

2008-09-30 09:00:59

URGENT and emergency care on Teesside has been rated among the best in the country. Independent watchdog the Healthcare Commission published a major review of 152 primary care trusts (PCTs) in England, and Teesside came out on top. Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland were all placed in the best performing category, helping the North-east emerge as the region with the best care. The review is the first to compare how all NHS services work together. A...

2008-09-30 00:00:31

By Cherie Gordon A cornish pressure group has announced its support for the chief executive of a hospital trust whose management methods are the subject of a review, following a highly critical report into the financial performance of his previous trust. Health Initiative for Cornwall (HIC) has said that John Watkinson, chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has the best interests of patient care at heart and is raising questions about an alleged witch-hunt against him....

2008-09-24 18:00:00

By Emma Brady Considering the current state of Britain's housing market, anyone hoping to make a sale must be desperate to move. Stephen Allen was so desperate that in a short space of time he moved from both Worcestershire and the Black Country because his local primary care trusts would not fund kidney cancer drug Sutent (sunitinib) - which cost more than pounds 3,000 a course. The trust stated it was too expensive to justify the extra months of life he might get. But when he...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.