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Archive for July, 2014

NHS funding debate call by health experts

How the NHS is funded should be a national debate according to leading health experts. In a letter to The Times, they say challenges from an ageing population mean the system is “creaking at the seams” and cannot continue as it is. Signatories include the heads of the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College […]

Obesity and diabetes drugs cost needlessly harms NHS

NHS Scotland has spent nearly £230 million on drugs to treat diabetes and obesity within the last three years figures have shown. The diabetes drugs bill was £75.7 million in 2013-14, £73.2 million last year and £74.2 milion in 2011-12.  Another £6.1 million went on obesity prescriptions in the three year period. The figures were […]

Dying need free social care cancer campaigners say

Free end of life social care is needed to save the NHS money and improve patient care claim cancer campaigners. Macmillan Cancer Support says it could save the NHS in England £69 million a year on the care of cancer patients alone. Its analysis is based on a review of patient surveys, official NHS spending […]