NHS Hospitals are wasting up to £500 million a year by paying too much for basic supplies, according to Britain’s spending watchdog. The National Audit Office found that some health bodies are paying twice as much as others around the country for dressings, clothing and medical equipment. In some areas, individual hospitals are purchasing 177 […]
Posted: February 10th, 2011 under Conservatives, National Health Service, NHS, red tape, Uncategorized.
Tags: Andrew Lansley, Conservatives, MPs, NAO, National Health Service, NHS, nhs cash shortages, NHS waste, red tape
The NHS should be allowed to share the benefits of “efficiencies” made by private companies who have won lucrative contracts to build and manage hospitals under the private finance initiative, according to report from the National Audit Office. The report into the performance of PFI in the health service praises the private sector for making […]
Women should be tested for chlamydia every time they have a new sexual partner to cut their chances of pelvic disease, UK researchers say. A study of 2,500 students found that annual screening is not enough to prevent cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility. In those who were found to have chlamydia, […]