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NHS hospitals wasting £500m a year on basic supplies

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 […]

PFI- Private firms should share benefits of big hospital contracts with NHS

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 […]

Chlamydia test after every new partner call

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, […]