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2011-04-13 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced a new OEM agreement with Kainos, a leading IT consulting company, to integrate Autonomy Records Management (ARM) and Autonomy Business Process Management into Evolve®, Kainos's next-generation, Electronic Document Management solution for the healthcare sector. Further to this...

2011-03-24 14:36:45

Availability and utilization of physician-based pre-hospital critical care support to the NHS ambulance service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland The critical care expertise available before a severely injured person can be admitted to hospital is "incomplete, unpredictable, and inconsistent," shows research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Ambulance services are often reliant on volunteer doctors with variable levels of expertise and the availability of specialist doctors...

2011-03-23 13:29:32

Analysis: How the secretary of state for health proposes to abolish the NHS in England The Health and Social Care Bill amounts to the abolition of the English NHS as a universal, comprehensive, publicly accountable, tax funded service, free at the point of delivery, warn experts today. In a paper published on bmj.com, Professor Allyson Pollock and David Price examine the proposed changes and argue that the government's duty to provide a comprehensive health service in England is abolished....

2011-03-23 13:27:46

Data briefing: How satisfied are we with the NHS? Public satisfaction with the NHS is at a record high, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. It follows a report in the Observer newspaper accusing England's Health Secretary Andrew Lansley of "burying" similar survey results because they undermine his case for urgent radical reforms. The latest British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey reports that 64% of the British public are either very...

2011-03-17 03:00:00

LONDON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - GCSX - N3 Interconnect Service to Provide Secure Network Connectivity Between the Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSX) and the NHS N3 Network Cable&Wireless Worldwide has recently established the GCSX - N3 Interconnect Service. Providing a secure gateway between the Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSX) and NHS N3 network, the service enables local councils and NHS Trusts to securely and conveniently access each...

2011-03-09 13:18:05

Analysis: Improving child health services in the UK: insights from Europe and their implications for the NHS reforms The coalition government's Health and Social Care Bill is a missed opportunity to deliver the improvements in children's health services in England that are urgently needed, warn experts in a paper published on bmj.com today. Ingrid Wolfe and some of the country's leading experts in child health propose a fundamentally different way of delivering children's health care that is...

2011-02-23 03:38:00

PRESTON, England, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the UK we are fortunate enough to have a free provision of hearing aids by way of the NHS. Over the last few years, the NHS has switched from analogue to digital hearing aids for the majority of patients. These hearing instruments are of a reasonable quality and are programmed to match the patients hearing loss. Fantastic! I hear you say, but there's perhaps a little more to this situation than meets the eye. In order for a hearing...

2011-02-18 14:28:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 24, and Saturday, February 26, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is hosting its first Practical Green Home Open House, and invites industry partners, affordable housing professionals, and the general public to tour NHS' practical green home. This event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies. Built with the latest energy-efficient mechanicals, this 100-year-old formerly foreclosed home was saved...

2011-02-16 12:52:18

Depression can be treated effectively with psychotherapy by mental health nurses with minimal training, according to new preliminary research findings. The study, led by Durham University's Mental Health Research Centre, shows that patients with severe depression can be treated successfully with behavioural activation "“ a psychotherapy for depression "“ by non-specialist mental health staff which could potentially lead to considerable cost-savings for the NHS. Currently,...

2011-02-10 12:20:36

Analysis: Private finance initiatives during NHS austerity It is time to reopen private finance initiative (PFI) contracts say leading public health physician, Professor Allyson Pollock, and colleagues on bmj.com today. Professor Pollock, who is based at the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, argues that "NHS PFI contracts are not good value and are endangering patient care". Since 1997 most large-scale public capital investment in the UK has been...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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