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2011-07-29 13:10:24

Research: Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in whole populations: Modeling study The introduction of legislation that restricts unhealthy food, for example by reducing salt content and eliminating industrial trans fats, would prevent thousands of cases of heart disease in England and Wales and save the NHS millions of pounds, finds research published on bmj.com today. Heart disease and stroke cause over 150,000 deaths every year in the UK and yet over...

2011-07-26 12:06:06

Patient safety incidents associated with obesity: A review of reports to the National Patient Safety Agency and recommendations for hospital practice The NHS is poorly prepared to care for obese patients, lacking dedicated equipment and adequately trained staff, among other things, reveals an analysis of patient safety incidents, published online in Postgraduate Medical Journal. The authors analysed patient safety incident data reported to the National Reporting and Learning System, which is...

2011-07-26 07:07:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The National Health Services is ill-prepared to care for obese patients, lacking dedicated equipment and adequately trained staff, among other things, according to this study. The authors analyzed patient safety incident data reported to the National Reporting and Learning System, which is run by the National Patient Safety Agency. They looked for all incident reports relating to, or caused by, obesity over a period of three years from 2005 to 2008, to identify any...

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2011-07-14 05:45:00

Of the approximately 1.6 million people in Britain affected by an eating disorder, up to 20 percent of those are male, according to British eating disorders charity Beat. British health service (NHS) figures show a 66 percent rise in hospital admissions for men in England affected by some form of eating disorder over the last 10 years, Reuters is reporting. Exact figures are difficult to pin down due as many men are reluctant to seek treatment for an eating disorder and a failure to diagnose...

2011-07-13 13:26:20

Data briefing: Can we afford the NHS in future? England's health secretary Andrew Lansley has said that if England keeps on spending on health at the current rate, the NHS will be unaffordable in 20 years' time. But in an article published on bmj.com today, John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund argues that spending on health will be a matter of choice, not affordability. In an article for the Daily Telegraph in June, Andrew Lansley said (referring to England): "If things carry on...

2011-07-07 11:37:00

LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Medical Council (GMC) is still consulting on its planned introduction of medical revalidation in 2012. The new requirement is intended to assure patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practice and will demand the collection of patient information. But should GP practices or hospital departments just wait for a GMC decision? By continually...

2011-06-30 13:48:58

Will our junior doctors be ready for the next major incident? A questionnaire audit on major incident awareness across 3 NHS Trusts in Wales Junior doctors have no idea what they should be doing when a major incident, such as a terrorist attack or transport disaster, occurs, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. This knowledge gap could be critical, says the author, especially as the UK's current terrorism threat level is classified as "severe," meaning that a terrorist...

2011-06-29 07:42:00

LONDON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Jayex's QI Touch Screen Solution Enables the Trust to Instantly Review Patient Feedback to Assist in the Delivery of High-Quality Patient Centred Care - Jayex, the healthcare display technology specialist, http://www.jaxex.com today announces that United Lincolnshire NHS Trust (ULHT) has selected Jayex's QI Interactive survey and patient information management kiosk to provide real-time feedback from its patients...


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