Type: Organization
Name: NHS (National Health Service)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for NHS
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 10 reports

‘Halt privatisation of NHS services until after election’ – Burnham

29 . 07 .14 Labour’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP has written to NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens urging a ‘pause’ in privatisation of services until after next year’s general election.Burnahm will say in a speech today that “privatisation ... [Published National Health Executive - 16 mins ago]
Entities: Andy Burnham, NHS, privatise
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 20 mins ago - 2 reports

NHS pays for boob jobs, but not a drug to keep me alive

A YOUNG man whose family is being forced to raise £2,000 a week for life-prolonging drugs said the NHS has put a price on his life.Reece Hawley, 21, who was diagnosed with two brain tumours, is now on his third and final round of chemotherapy.Doctors ... [Published Clacton, Frinton & Walton Gazette - 20 mins ago]
Entities: NHS, Avastin, Drugs
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 4 reports

NHS boss jailed for £2.2m fraud

A former head of financial accounting at two NHS trusts has been jailed for stealing £2.2m of NHS funds to buy 11 properties in Sussex and London.Trevor Barry Cosson, from Hastings, worked for Hastings and Rother Primary Care Trust (PCT) and East Sussex ... [Published BBC - 25 mins ago]
Entities: NHS, Fraud, NHS Protect
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 7 reports

NHS worker jailed over theft of £642,000 earmarked for cancer drugs | UK news

Stacey Tipler outside Southwark crown court in London. Photograph: Delara Shakib/PA An NHS[1] worker who played an integral role in a fraud diverted more than half a million pounds from a world-leading cancer hospital has been jailed for four years.Stacey ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 33 mins ago]
Entities: NHS, Cancer, Workers, London
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

NHS saving extra £1.3bn from generic drugs

The National Health Service in England and Wales saved an extra £1.3 billion last year as usage of generic drugs rose to more than 75%, expanding patient access to potentially life-saving medicines.Generics are now saving the NHS almost £12.3 billion ... [Published Pharma Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 6 reports

Heart disease falling in Wales, new report reveals

The first annual report on cardiac services in Wales sets out the progress the NHS has made in delivering the Welsh Government’s plans to tackle heart disease.  It also identifies what more health boards and NHS trusts need to do to improve care for patients ... [Published Welsh Assembly Government - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 22 reports

Burnham calls for halt to NHS privatisation

Andy Burnham has blasted the Coalition for privatising NHS services in England and Wales.Calling for a moratorium until after the next election on all contracts which hand over services to private providers, Mr Burnham accused the Government of forcing ... [Published PoliticsHome - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Andy Burnham, NHS, privatise
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 6 reports

NHS defends decision not to fund cannabis drug

The commissioning group which refused to fund a patient's cannabis-based drug says there is a lack of evidence about the benefits of the drug.NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group said the Worcestershire Area Prescribing Committee had ... [Published itv.com - 2 hours ago]
Entities: NHS, Drugs, Cannabis, Sativex
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Comment: NHS must explain its funding decision

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014 in NewsIT IS scandalous that the NHS is refusing to answer why vital cash is being denied to the people of Oxfordshire.Vital services provided over the winter, well-known as being the most demanding period for the health ... [Published Oxford Mail - 4 hours ago]
Entities: NHS, England, Threat
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 10 reports

Hull MP demands inquiry into spending on luxury hotels and restaurants at NHS trust

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to investigate spending on luxury hotels and restaurants charged to a NHS corporate credit card used by a former Yorkshire hospital boss.A stay at a five-star London hotel, a meal at a Michelin-starred Yorkshire ... [Published Yorkshire Post - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 8 reports

Worksop: NHS careers opportunity for jobseekers

Jobseekers in Worksop are to be given the chance to find out more about careers in the National Health Service (NHS) at a special event next month.The event is taking place on Thursday 7th August at Notts County Council’s weekly work club session at Worksop ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 14 hours ago]
Entities: NHS
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 3 reports

Merger plan for healthcare groups

Two of the largest healthcare providers in Cornwall could merge under cost saving plans.Peninsula Community Health and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said the merger would benefit patients.Peninsula's chief executive, Steve Jenkin, said ... [Published BBC - 23 hours ago]


"Health boards must continue to target specific communities to encourage more Scots to get checked early."
"Stealing from the NHS is not a victimless crime as this money could have been used to provide healthcare locally" she said
"The NHS is an asset to be valued and protected - it deserves better than this speech. The real choice at the next election will be between a Conservative Party which is delivering a more efficient and effective NHS - and a Labour Party which has learned nothing from its past mistakes."

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