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IVF clinics accused of putting money before safety

IVF clinics in the UK are practising aggressive fertility treatments that are putting women and children at unjustified risk, experts say.The commercially driven industry uses unnecessary procedures, high doses of pwerful drugs and risky interventions to help desperate couples spending thousands of pounds to conceive. But a milder, safer approach to IVF could provide equivalent […]

St John Ambulance abandoning volunteers over restructuring

St John Ambulance, the charity, has been accused of abandoning its volunteers as it attempts a widespread restructuring project.The first aid organisation has announced plans to streamline its management amid financial woes. It is set to embark on a major restructuring exercise to rebalance its books, which includes setting up eight regional boards and merging […]

Prescription charges postcode lottery extended

From today (April 1st) England is now the only UK country where some NHS patients still pay for prescription charges. Scotland has today joined Northern Ireland and Wales in scrapping fees for prescriptions. About half a million people in Scotland are expected to benefit from the change, which has been brought in by the SNP […]

High costs put patients off from going to the dentist

The cost of NHS dentistry is prompting some patients to delay treatment or opt for cheaper care, a survey suggests. The NHS Information Centre poll of more than 11,000 people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland found a fifth had put off treatment over price. The Adult Dental Health Survey, which is carried out every […]