Archive for July, 2015
Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began. The figure for 2012 represents a rise from 14,000 in 1993, according to the data compiled by Cancer Research UK. It means the rate of lung cancer in the female population has risen by […]
Posted: July 30th, 2015 under Cancer, Health Direct, Healthcare, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized, Wellbeing.
Tags: Cancer, cancer drugs, cancer survival, Health Direct, lung cancer, NHS Deaths, preventable crisis, smokers
New research of how a new drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer’s disease have emerged. Data from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly suggests its Solanezumab drug can cut the rate of the dementia’s progression by about a third. The results, presented to a US conference, are being met […]
Posted: July 29th, 2015 under Dementia, Health Direct, Healthcare, Mental Health, postcode lottery, Uncategorized.
Tags: Age Concern, Alzheimers, dementia, Health Direct, mental health, postcode lottery
A fifth of people in hospital in England are not always treated with respect and dignity according to new research. Analysis of the 2012 poll has found that poor care was more likely to be experienced by those aged over 80. It also found that more than a third of patients who need help at […]
Posted: July 16th, 2015 under Health, Health Direct, Healthcare, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized, Wellbeing.
Tags: Health Direct, healthcare, Help The Aged, National Health Service, NHS
Patients who miss appointments will be shown how much they have cost the NHS. The NHS estimates more than 12 million appointments are missed each year Overall, missed GP and hospital appointments cost the health service in England nearly £1bn a year, Jeremy Hunt said in a speech this week. He said he sympathised with […]
Posted: July 3rd, 2015 under Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Healthcare, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Cash Shortages, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, health insurance, nhs cash shortages, NHS charges, private health
The UK government plans to limit excessive fees some lawyers claim in medical negligence cases against the NHS. Officials want a defined limit on legal costs in cases where the claims are below £100,000, saying that some lawyers submit bills that charge more than patients receive in compensation. But solicitors warn the move could deny […]
Posted: July 2nd, 2015 under Health Direct, health insurance, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Cash Shortages, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, health insurance, National Health Service, NHS, NHS charges, private health