Archive for December, 2015
Hospital visits for alcohol poisoning have doubled in six years- with the highest rate among females aged 15 to 19. With the holiday season on us emergency admissions due to the effects of alcohol, such as liver disease, have also risen by more than 50% in nine years to 250,000 a year in England. Rates […]
Posted: December 31st, 2015 under Accident & Emergencies, Health Direct, National Health Service, NHS, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, alcohol, drugs classification, Health Direct, National Health Service, NHS, Risk of Drugs
Figures from the General Medical Council (GMC) show that in the three-year period to 2013, locums working in the acute sector were attracting almost twice as many complaints as staff doctors. That amounted to more than 250 locums being complained about with the majority of those complaints result in a formal investigation. “I do not […]
Posted: December 21st, 2015 under Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, private health
Foreign patients could be charged for emergency treatment under new government plans for the NHS in England. Visitors from outside the European Economic Area already pay for planned hospital care. The EEA covers the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to save the NHS millions of pounds by extending the […]
Posted: December 7th, 2015 under Accident & Emergencies, Health Direct, health insurance, NHS Cash Shortages, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Health Direct, health insurance, nhs cash shortages, private health