Tag: NHS Direct
Luxury car makers are building bigger cars as a result of drivers and passengers becoming more overweight.Typical family cars have become more than a foot wider and almost double the weight over the past 50 years as manufacturers struggle with the world’s obesity crisis. Consequently some luxury manufacturers have begun road testing the next generation […]
Posted: November 7th, 2011 under Health, Health Direct, health insurance, Obesity, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: Andrew Lansley, Health Direct, health insurance, NHS Direct, obese, preventable crisis, weight loss
Patients will have to contact a call centre to arrange GP appointments under plans for NHS Health Direct to handle bookings for local doctors’ surgeries.Anyone wanting an appointment will first have to contact NHS Direct by dialling 111, which will be used as the new non-emergency medical number. Call centre staff would then make their […]
Posted: February 18th, 2011 under Conservatives, Doctors, Health Direct, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Direct, Uncategorized.
Tags: Andrew Lansley, Conservatives, Doctors, GPs, Health Direct, nhs cash shortages, NHS Direct, Patients' Association
HS Direct is struggling to cope as the number of people using the helpline dramatically increases due to freezing weather and the swine flu outbreak.Amid claims some patients had waited for two days to speak to a nurse, officials urged patients to use a new online health information service. Senior nurses suggested the helpline was […]
Posted: December 24th, 2010 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health, Health Direct, Health Websites, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, NHS Direct, swine flu, Uncategorized.
Tags: GPs, H1N1, Health Direct, Health Professionals, NHS Choices, NHS Direct, rel, swine flu, Tamiflu
A political row has erupted after Andrew Lansley the health secretary was accused of making “a significant U-turn” over plans to scrap NHS Direct, in the face of widespread public anger. Andrew Lansley said that NHS Direct would remain but that its telephone number would be replaced so that from 2013 people could call 111 […]
The government has confirmed it is planning to scrap the NHS Direct telephone service in England and replace it with an alternative service. Nick Chapman, chief executive of NHS Direct: “The new helpline will be better and more cost effective than NHS Direct” A new 1-1-1 helpline is already being piloted in north-east England. It […]
NHS dental patients have paid £4.5bn in charges since 1997, while 2 million people have “lost” their dentist, the Conservatives have claimed.The total paid in charges per year increased 22 per cent between 1997 and 2007, according to figures released to shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley. New analysis by the Conservatives reveals that: NHS dental […]