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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...

2011-02-09 00:01:30

After a comprehensive mini competition process, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic & District Hospital NHS Trust join an ever growing list of NHS Trusts recognising digital dictation as a key element to cut costs and boost productivity London, UK (PRWeb UK) February 8, 2011 The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic & District Hospital NHS Trust has a national and international reputation for Orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. In order to maintain and...

2011-02-08 05:08:00

LEAMINGTON SPA, England, February 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS figures show that about nine per cent of patients actually acquire infections during a hospital stay. This costs the Health Service around GBP1billion annually - money that could be saved by something as simple as regular hand washing. As part of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation programme has awarded a two year contract to British infrared...

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...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin