NHS Direct

Type: Organization
Name: NHS Direct
Nationality: United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Mother dismissed by GP as 'anxious first-time parent' discovers her son has a milk allergy when he starts CHOKING

A mother who took her baby to doctors claiming he had a milk allergy was dismissed as an anxious first-time parent was days before he was taken to hospital when he started to choke.Hayley Edwards was brushed off when she tried to tell her GP that her ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Written complaints increase, HSCIC finds

The NHS receives 480 written complaints per day – all related to hospitals, community health services and GP and Dental practices.Posted: 28 August 2014Latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show almost 175,000 reported ... [Published PrimaryCare Today - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: NHS, NHS Direct, Paul Clark
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Patients warned to use 'very busy' Watford hospital services wisely

Patients have been warned to use hospital services wisely as facilities are ‘very busy’.First published in News by Victoria Oliphant , ReporterPatients have been warned to use hospital services wisely as facilities are ‘very busy’.The NHS hospital ... [Published Borehamwood Times - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Welsh ambulance fleet in line for £4m upgrade

A £4m upgrade of vehicles in the Welsh ambulance fleet will improve reliability and cut operating costs, health minister Mark Drakeford said.The service is to buy 41 new vehicles, including emergency ambulances and specialist rapid response vehicles, ... [Published North Wales Daily Post - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Wales, emergency, Upgrading
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Sheffield diabetes sufferer almost died

A diabetes sufferer who almost died after collapsing at home in Sheffield is calling for more support for young adults diagnosed with the condition.Hannah Postles, aged 29, fell seriously ill when her blood sugar levels soared, causing her body to become ... [Published Sheffield Star - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Sheffield, Diabetes, Insulin
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Cars on footpaths in Oxford ‘endangering the disabled’

First published in News by , Reporter covering Rose Hill, Iffley and Littlemore. Please call me on (01865) 425422A BLIND woman is calling for action to be taken over parking on pavements after she was knocked down by a lorry because she couldn’t ... [Published Oxford Mail - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Grimsby Telegraph published Parents of child burned by iron admit neglect after failing to...

PARENTS who failed to get medical help for their young son for two days after he suffered burns from an iron have admitted neglecting the child.Lincoln Crown Court heard the mother and father - who are now separated and cannot be named for legal reasons ... [Published Grimsby Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Gratitude for a great NHS Direct service

I WOULD like to express my sincere gratitude to the NHS Direct service and to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.On Saturday my mum experienced tightening of the chest and pains down her arm. She felt nauseous and faint. She did come round after sitting down ... [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Injuries unit closes for Nato summit

A hospital's minor injury unit will close during the Nato summit in south Wales next month as it provides staff for a treatment centre in Cardiff.Barry Hospital's MIU in the Vale of Glamorgan will shut from 1-5 September.Around 9,500 police from across ... [Published BBC - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Hucknall patients urged to prepare for bank holiday

Patients are being urged to be ready for the Bank Holiday by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and to use NHS services wisely.GP surgeries will be closed during the Bank Holiday and patients are reminded to order any prescriptions in enough time ... [Published Hucknall Dispatch - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Vets warn pet owners over online diagnoses

The British Veterinary Association is warning of the risk of attempting to self-diagnose pets online, saying it could lead to a potentially fatal delays in treatment Too many pet owners are attempting to self-diagnose their animals’ problems online leading ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Closure, careers and care: Mentoring at NHS Direct

When they heard that NHS Direct would be downsizing, management didn’t simply rest on their laurels – they worked to keep staff engaged and keep producing an excellent service. Simon Gosney from NHS Direct shares how they created a blueprint for chan ... [Published Institute of Leadership and Management - Aug 05 2014]

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Miss Edwards, who also suffers from a milk allergy, said: "Nathan was covered in a rash and he had swollen, watery eyes and he was really congested."
Ms Bradley said: "The report out today really is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to complaints about health and social care services in this country, with the reported figures significantly under-representing the true number of incidents of poor care."
"Patients with a specific care plan must be treated according to that plan and, where patients have specific needs, they must be transferred to the appropriate professional or specialist service" the report said
"Often the symptoms people recognise are fairly generic, for example losing weight, or being sick, or drinking more water or less water – if you put these into a search engine you could get all sorts of things" he said

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Mother dismissed by GP as 'anxious first-time p... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 29 2014]
Written complaints increase, HSCIC finds [Published PrimaryCare Today - Aug 28 2014]
NHS complaints 'tip of iceberg' [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Aug 28 2014]
Patients warned to use 'very busy' Watford hosp... [Published Borehamwood Times - Aug 27 2014]
Sheffield diabetes sufferer almost died [Published Sheffield Star - Aug 26 2014]
Cars on footpaths in Oxford ‘endangering the di... [Published Oxford Mail - Aug 26 2014]
Welsh ambulance fleet in line for £4m upgrade [Published North Wales Daily Post - Aug 26 2014]
Grimsby Telegraph published Parents of child bu... [Published Grimsby Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
Authorities target NHS 111 service overhaul [Published Government Computing - Aug 22 2014]
Gratitude for a great NHS Direct service [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Aug 21 2014]
Nearly half of the Welsh population have not se... [Published Wales Online - Aug 21 2014]
Airbnb to BSkyB: 10 more speakers at the Festiv... [Published E-Consultancy.com - Aug 21 2014]
Injuries unit closes for Nato summit [Published BBC - Aug 21 2014]
Nato Summit 2014: Barry Minor Injuries Unit WIL... [Published Wales Online - Aug 21 2014]
Hucknall patients urged to prepare for bank hol... [Published Hucknall Dispatch - Aug 20 2014]
Vets warn pet owners over online diagnoses [Published Telegraph - Aug 17 2014]
Frank Maloney sex change: Daughter refused to g... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Aug 15 2014]
Measles alert as outbreak investigated [Published Carmarthen Journal - Aug 15 2014]
Measles outbreak: Health officials confirm outb... [Published Wales Online - Aug 14 2014]
Measles outbreak at Neath nursery school [Published South Wales Evening Post - Aug 14 2014]
Exeter freshers week 2014: Top tips for new stu... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Aug 14 2014]
Developing smartphone Apps for GPs to recommend... [Published Binleys - Aug 13 2014]
Chemists Monday August 11, 2014 [Published South Wales Evening Post - Aug 11 2014]
British Red Cross summer service continues to h... [Published Tenby Observer - Aug 08 2014]
Carte blanche: How advisers would deliver the g... [Published IFAonline.co.uk - Aug 08 2014]
Closure, careers and care: Mentoring at NHS Direct [Published Institute of Leadership and Management - Aug 05 2014]
Chemists Monday August 4 [Published South Wales Evening Post - Aug 04 2014]
Newsmaker: Credibility of press regulation rest... [Published PR Week UK - Aug 02 2014]
Matt Tee Announced as IPSO Chief Executive [Published NS News - Aug 01 2014]
Tee off and running as new press regulatory chi... [Published Hold The Front Page - Jul 31 2014]
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Female Genital Mutilation 'Parties' Being Held ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 07 2014]
Female genital mutilation "parties", at which dozens of girls are operated on by older women specially flown in from abroad, are taking place in Britain, physicians have told MPs. The Guardian reports that the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee ...
Farewell, NHS Direct [Published Another angry woman - Mar 27 2014]
I was shocked to discover that NHS Direct had been shut down today. The news media was silent on the fact, perhaps because the planned closure was accelerated. Its own, now-defunct website gives its own closing date five days in the future.  I only ...
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