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2011-02-01 12:41:35

Health care scandals in the NHS: Crime and punishment The wilful neglect of any patient should become a criminal offence for doctors and nurses in England, as it is in France, suggest ethicists in a leading article published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Normally, healthcare professionals in England can only face prosecution if a serious error results in the death of a patient, say the authors from the University of Manchester's Centre for Social Ethics and Policy. But under...

2011-01-28 12:23:24

Data briefing: Does poor health justify NHS reform? England's health secretary Andrew Lansley has said that his reforms for the NHS are needed because the country's health outcomes are among the poorest in Europe. But in an article published on bmj.com today, John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, reviews the data and finds the UK in better health than Lansley suggests. It has been claimed that despite spending the same on health care, we suffer twice the rate of deaths from heart...

2011-01-27 00:56:00

BURTON, England, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Acquisition Brings Sophisticated Healthcare Data Capture and Reporting Capabilities Healthcare at Home Ltd (http://www.hah.co.uk), Europe's leading international provider of home-based healthcare and specialty pharmacy services, is today pleased to announce that it has acquired Sciensus Ltd, a provider of health informatics for clients across the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry. Health informatics is an area of...

2011-01-18 00:00:40

Healthcare Locums plc (HCL), the UK's leading healthcare staffing company, said today that the NHS must embrace flexible workforce practices or risk compromising patient care as it implements the Coalition Government's structural reforms. (PRWeb UK) January 17, 2011 Healthcare Locums plc (HCL), the UK's leading healthcare staffing company, said today that the NHS must embrace flexible workforce practices or risk compromising patient care as it implements the Coalition Government's...

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...

2011-01-12 05:09:00

LONDON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It used to be a fear of the dentist that kept us away from the dental chair but today it is more than twice as likely to be the cost of dental care that's holding us back, according to research from Tesco Dental Insurance. Over a third of us (35%) haven't visited the dentist in more than 18 months and one in ten hasn't been for more than five years. Just 13% admit to staying away for fear of the drill. However, for almost a third, being without dental...

2011-01-07 00:00:44

As the UK combats this years' outbreak of seasonal flu and the winter bug season continues to take its toll, local NHS members behind the Give Soap a Chance campaign are urging the public to remain vigilant and to remember the importance of washing their hands properly. (PRWeb UK) January 6, 2011 As the UK combats this years' outbreak of seasonal flu and the winter bug season continues to take its toll, local NHS members behind the Give Soap a Chance campaign are urging the public to...

2011-01-05 00:00:39

Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, which make up Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (one of the busiest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country), have now deployed BigHand fully across the Trust's 22 directorates, with the inclusion of Evelina Children's Hospital, incorporating a Trust wide software license for 2,500 users. London, UK (PRWeb UK) January 4, 2011 BigHand has today announced that two of London's most well-known teaching hospitals - Guy's Hospital and St Thomas'...

2011-01-04 12:10:00

LONDON, January 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to comments by the head of NHS Shared Business Services, John Neilson, that more NHS administration should be outsourced to India to save money, global information and communications technology company CSS Corp, with centres in Europe, India, Australasia and the USA, has issued the following statement today. "As the UK Government clearly recognises by already having 700 people employed in India through NHS Shared Business Services,...

2010-12-09 06:04:00

LONDON, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle, the employee-owned partnership of clinicians, has today secured GBP50m to fund its second new-build hospital - CircleReading. In a deal that signals a breakthrough in the UK development finance freeze, the site for the hospital has been purchased by the real estate investment arm for BP's pension fund, Ropemaker Properties, who will also provide financing for the construction. CircleReading marks another milestone in Circle's...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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