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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...

2011-06-28 00:00:33

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust introduces digital dictation system with marketing-leading BigHand technology. London, UK (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of the world's leading eye hospitals has today announced to invest in BigHand's digital dictation solution for up to 250 users across the Trust. Moorfields Eye Hospital plan to utilise BigHand's digital dictation platform to initially replace the use of their analogue tape-based system,...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

NHS patients could soon have complete control over their medical records and the power to decide who has access to their data. The E-Health Cloud, using Flexiant's pioneering cloud platform Extility, will be the first large scale deployment of the cloud in e-health. Scotland, UK (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Scottish cloud software and services provider Flexiant is providing a cloud platform for a research project that promises NHS patients complete control over their medical records and the power...

2011-06-14 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 40,000 couples waiting on average 3 years to be matched with a suitable egg donor [http://www.babythoughts.co.uk ] via the NHS, UK start up Babythoughts offers a secure and confidential way for egg donors and recipient couples to get in contact and by-pass the current waiting list system. Once a couple have found a donor they automatically move to the top of the waiting list on the NHS. Alternatively, if preferred, the...

2011-06-13 14:53:41

Offering Multiple Sclerosis sufferers emotional support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the NHS almost £500 per patient, a study at The University of Nottingham has discovered. Researchers are now planning a larger multi-centre study into the issue to establish whether psychological therapy should be incorporated into the MS services currently provided by the NHS. The study, funded by the MS Society, was led by Professor Nadina Lincoln, of the...


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