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Archive for January, 2014

Sugar- the new killer substance

A campaign group has been formed to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes in the UK. Action on Sugar has been set up by the team behind Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash), which has pushed for cuts to salt intake […]

New GP contracts to reduce red tape checklists

Changes to GPs contracts will allow them to spend more time with patients. The money GP surgeries received until now depended on how they performed against 969 different measures but under the new contract 300 measures will be cut- reducing form filling to free more time with patients, says the British Medial Association (BMA). There […]

Patients visit A&E up to 50 times a year

Some patients are going to Accident and Emergency (A&E) units more than 50 times a year. Data from 183 sites obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed nearly 12,000 people made more than 10 visits to the same unit in 2012-13. And a small number of those – just over 150 – attended more […]

Health Direct wishes you a healthy New Year

Health Direct wishes you a healthy New Year. Health Direct wishes you a healthy New Year for the year ahead in 2014.