Up to 1,000 new doctors will face unemployment next year as there are too few training places available, it has been warned.UK graduates leave medical school qualified as a doctor but they must complete a foundation year, which is effectively an apprenticeship where they work under close supervision, before they are allowed to join the […]
A British man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in what law enforcers describe as the “most serious known breach” of the regulated UK medicines supply chain. Following a four month trial in Croydon Crown Court, 64-year old Peter Gillespie was found guilty for working with an international network of […]
Public satisfaction with the NHS has reached record levels, according to a leading health economist. Writing on the BMJ website, Professor John Appleby said 64% of people were either very or quite satisfied with the NHS. Critics have questioned why the government is reorganising the NHS when the public is happy with it. The Department […]
Posted: March 24th, 2011 under Conservatives, Doctors, GPs, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Conservatives, Doctors, DoH, GPs, National Health Service, NHS
Leading health organisations have slammed the Government’s “responsibility deal” on alcohol and refused to sign up as partners. The six organisations, including Alcohol Concern, the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians, accused the Department of Health of allowing the drinks industry to dictate health policy. Under the deal, the drinks industry would […]
Posted: March 15th, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Conservatives, Doctors, GPs, Health, National Health Service, NHS Deaths, Risk of Drugs, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, alcohol, Andrew Lansley, BMA, Conservatives, DoH, drugs classification, NHS Deaths, Patients' Association, preventable crisis, RCP, Risk of Drugs
The NHS will be ‘tested to the limit’ as unprecedented savings ordered by ministers take effect on the front line, a powerful group of MPs have warned. The Coalition pledge to increase spending on health in real terms will not be met, the Commons Health Select Committee has warned. It means the scale of the […]
Posted: December 16th, 2010 under Conservatives, Health Direct, Health Websites, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Commons-Health-Committee, Conservatives, DoH, National Health Service, NHS, nhs cash shortages, NHS Deaths
Tens of thousands of GPs’ patients are now waiting more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment following the Government’s decision to scrap performance management of the flagship target. The number of patients missing out on treatment within 18 weeks of referral jumped by 15% between July and September this year, after PCTs were released […]
Posted: December 8th, 2010 under Conservatives, Health, health insurance, National Health Service, NHS, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: DoH, GPs, health insurance, NHS targets, nhs waiting times, private health, red tape, waiting times
Patients could be forced to make doctors’ appointments through remote call centres under an efficiency drive to save the NHS £600 million. A report commissioned by the Department of Health says GPs’ administrative support teams should be radically altered to cut costs. The plan would involve centralising appointment bookings through a national call centre, clearing […]
Labour chair of public accounts committee laments ‘bad story of missed opportunities’ in tackling health inequality. Labour’s stewardship of the NHS produced an alarming health gap that saw people living in the poorest neighbourhoods in England die almost two years before those in the rest of the country, in what the head of the public […]
Posted: November 10th, 2010 under National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, Uncategorized.
Tags: DoH, Gordon-Stalinist-Brown, Labour shambles, labour spin, Labour waste, National Health Service, NHS, preventable crisis
NHS patients will be denied hospital beds because they will be bed blocked by the elderly and vulnerable who are unable to get council care after government cuts, a health service chief has warned.The Coalition has promised to increase the NHS budget over the next four years, even as it cuts more than £40 billion […]
The number of under-18s admitted to hospital because of drinking has increased by a third, according to a new report.The figure went up by 32 per cent between 2002 and 2007, with 36 children a day being admitted for alcohol related conditions, the study by the charity Alcohol Concern found. Over the last five years, […]