Archive for March, 2015
All hospitals in England will provide “a truly seven day NHS” health service under a future Conservative government. Mr David Cameron said that more hospitals must provide top-level treatment at the weekend, starting with emergency care. In a wide ranging speech, he said his party’s message to various sections of the population was: “We’re with […]
Posted: March 31st, 2015 under Conservatives, Health, Health Direct, Healthcare, National Health Service, NHS, Out of hours, Uncategorized.
Tags: Conservatives, Health Direct, Health Websites, National Health Service, NHS
A charity is calling for couples who need help conceiving to have access to three cycles of IVF instead of two. In 2013 a working group, set up by the Scottish government, recommended eligible couples should be offered up to three treatments. But that would only be after health boards had reduced IVF waiting times. […]
An army of pharmacists could step in to help treat patients at GP practices across England leading health professionals plan. The proposals focus on pharmacists seeing patients with common ailments directly – not on setting up shops within surgeries. Pharmacists would provide health advice and be able to prescribe medication once extra training had been […]
Posted: March 18th, 2015 under Doctors, GPs, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Health Websites, Healthcare, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Doctors, GPs, Health Direct, Health Professionals, healthcare, National Health Service, NHS, Patients' Association
Four decades after President Nixon declared a “war on drugs”, US states have legalised the sale of marijuana and most Americans support legalisation. Across the world, drug laws are being relaxed, from Uruguay to Portugal, Jamaica and the Czech Republic. After many years prosecuting drugs offences as an Assistant US Attorney, growing frustration with the […]
The NHS has had it’s hardest difficult winter for a long time- so haow has it coped? The four hour target to be seen in A&E has been missed in each nation – and that has had a knock-on effect on other parts of the hospital system. In England all the evidence points to it […]
Posted: March 6th, 2015 under Accident & Emergencies, Health Direct, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized, Waiting Times.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Health Direct, National Health Service, waiting times