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Archive for November, 2015

UK end of life care- best in world

End of life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services. The study of 80 countries said thanks to the NHS and hospice movement the care provided was “second to none”. Rich nations tended to perform the best – with […]

Fraud could be costing NHS in England £5.7 billion a year

The NHS in England could be losing up to £5.7 billion a year to fraud from its £100bn budget, a new report suggests. A review – led by former NHS anti-fraud boss Jim Gee – highlighted fraud by pharmacists, dentists, GPs and patients. Among the areas it found to be affected were procurement, prescriptions, registration […]

Target of four week cancer diagnosis plan

More details of plans to improve cancer care in England have been revealed. They include a target that 95% of people should be given a diagnosis or the all-clear within 28 days of being referred by a GP, by 2020. Implementing it will cost £300 million a year until then. The target – recommended by […]