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2014-07-28 13:14:57

University of Leeds Giving parents access to a website containing information about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way of increasing its uptake, new University of Leeds research has found. Informing parents about the vaccine via a website containing information helping parents make a decision about MMR is on average £9.20 cheaper per vaccination to the NHS than informing them solely via a GP consultation, and £7.17 cheaper than via a leaflet...

2014-07-02 15:13:09

University of Southampton One in three severely affected adults with ME in England have no access to local specialist services, new research has shown. Published in the British Medical Journal Open, the research by the University of Southampton reveals NICE guidelines, which say severely affected patients with ME, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), should have access to specialist care, are not being met by many NHS Trusts across England. Over a third of specialist...

2014-06-25 12:29:24

Dario(TM) smart meter strips and lancets to be made available to large population of people with diabetes under National Health Service reimbursement in the UK CAESAREA, Israel, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB: DRIO)announced today that it has been granted reimbursement status for strips and lancets to be utilized together with the patented Dario(TM) Smart Meter, effective September 1, 2014 in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Dario(TM)...

2014-06-19 09:31:10

BMJ-British Medical Journal Scrapping charges seems to have no effect on access to and take up of care England remains the only UK country still charging patients for their prescriptions – currently £8.05 (€10; $13.5) per prescribed item. Although prescription charges have been rising, the latest data show that the number of pharmaceutical items prescribed in England reached its highest level yet - over one billion in 2012 - equivalent to nearly 19 per person in that year and an...

2014-06-12 08:29:19

CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 'NHS Recognized in Public Sector Category for Top European Award' iTrinegy is pleased to announce that their customer NHS West and South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (WSYBCSU) is a finalist in the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Enterprise Software 2014 in the public sector category. The Trust runs over an extensive network of GP surgeries and clinics...

2014-06-05 08:28:17

Foundation for highly acclaimed "Safe Hands" anti-infection program WOLVERHAMPTON, West Midlands, U.K., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Cross Hospital, part of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, today announced a milestone of one million hand hygiene observations using TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.'s automated hand hygiene sensor as part of the 'Safe Hands' program. This compares to just 600 visual observations over the same time period. Safe Hands is a government-funded...

2014-06-05 08:27:55

Pioneering CSU harnesses data to provide greater access and insights to enhance commissioning and the delivery of healthcare for 5 million people LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, today announced Greater East Midlands (GEM) Commissioning Support Unit has begun deploying Tableau to enhance its analysts' ability to explore, compare and communicate NHS performance data faster, to...

2014-05-29 10:34:04

BMJ-British Medical Journal Dropping this policy may widen inequalities, warn researchers A policy of higher NHS spending in deprived areas compared with affluent areas is associated with a reduction in absolute health inequalities from causes amenable to healthcare in England, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. In 1999, the government introduced a new 'health inequalities' objective for the allocation of NHS resources in England, which resulted in greater NHS spending in...

2014-05-29 04:22:13

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New healthcare-on-demand service provides quick access to thousands of private and NHS practice appointments online Zesty [http://www.zesty.co.uk ] is today launching the first free healthcare appointment booking service of its kind in the UK. Initially available in London, Zesty.co.uk provides users with access to 10,000+ available appointments every day across a combination of private and NHS...

2014-05-15 23:02:01

Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy among featured faculty sharing best practices. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 NHS Human Services has announced it is partnering with The Health Ethics Trust to sponsor the first National Symposium on Quality and Compliance at the NHS Training Center in Blue Bell, PA on Monday, June 9, 2014 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The event will serve as an educational forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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