Archive for October, 2016
Claimants of long term sickness benefits will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments. Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said it was pointless to re-test recipients of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with severe conditions and no prospect of getting better. More than two million people receive ESA, which is worth […]
Posted: October 31st, 2016 under Care Professionals, Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, NHS Cash Shortages, postcode lottery, Private Healthcare.
Tags: Health Direct, Health Professionals, nhs cash shortages, Patients' Association, postcode lottery, private health
Major research suggests that the introduction of a smoking ban has resulted in a 40 per cent fall in the number of people suffering from heart attacks as the result of passive smoking. Heart attack rates in the UK have fallen by up to 42 per cent since the 2007 smoking ban, major research suggests. […]
Posted: October 20th, 2016 under Doctors, Health Direct, Heart Disease, NHS Deaths, smokers, Uncategorized.
Tags: heart, Heart Disease, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, smokers, smoking ban
Thousands of overseas nurses were denied permission to work in England last year, despite hospitals facing staff shortages. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has found that the refusals have hit high profile hospitals in Cambridge, Newcastle and Manchester. A Freedom of Information request to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) found more than 2,341 refusals. […]
Posted: October 13th, 2016 under Care Professionals, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Nurses, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Nurses, private health