NHS Direct

Type: Organization
Name: NHS Direct
Nationality: United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Tee off and running as new press regulatory chief executive

The regional press now knows the identity of the man charged with ushering in a new era of regulation.Former civil servant Matt Tee has been appointed chief executive of the Independent Press Standards Organisation – set to take over from the Press Complaints ... [Published Hold The Front Page - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Need for an injuries unit

On the night of Wednesday evening my wife gashed her knee while sailing when she slipped over in shallow water approaching the dinghy park at Mudeford Quay.When we managed to return to base we realised that she needed it cleaning and a tetanus injection, ... [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Brain surgery patient: 'It was the worst feeling I've had in my...

Comments (0)A YOUNG woman from Redhill who had life-saving brain surgery aged just 22 is raising money for the hospital which treated her.In November 2012, Anne-Marie Coogan fell ill with a headache, and couldn't look at bright lights. Despite trying ... [Published Surrey Mirror - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Chemists Monday July 28, 2014

THE following are open tonight from 5.30pm to 6pm unless stated:Clydach: *Lloyds, Heol y Nant and High Street. Crynant: S R Bailey, The Pharmacy. Cymmer: S R Bailey, Station Road. Cwmllynfell: Nat Co-op, Gwillym Road, 5.30-6pm. Morriston: Lloyds Pharmacy, ... [Published South Wales Evening Post - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Woman made 30,000 non-urgent 999 calls in one year

A ST ASAPH woman who was intoxicated and needed a lift home was one of more than 30,000 non-urgent 999 calls in the last 12 months.The Welsh Ambulance Service is reminding people not to call 999 unless it is a genuine emergency after the service took ... [Published Denbighshire Free Press - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Waiting time targets missed as record numbers of people head to...

Comments (0)TARGETS have been missed as record numbers of people are flocking to Derriford Hospital’s emergency department, health chiefs confirmed.June was a record month, with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust recording the highest ever daily attendance ... [Published Plymouth Herald - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 6 reports

Swansea woman calls 999 after daughter drinks from dog bowl

A Swansea woman dialled 999 after her daughter drank from a dog bowl.A man with a bruise on his foot and a woman who could not pick up her television remote were among the 31,219 non-urgent calls received by the Welsh Ambulance service in 2013/14.The ... [Published South Wales Evening Post - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Fire crews deal with major blaze at waste recycling site

Firefighters worked into the night to fully extinguish a major fire at a Carlisle recycling centre. TitleAuthorCopyrightDescription Fire crews were called to the blaze in a huge warehouse containing cardboard at Cumbria Waste Management on Kingmoor Road ... [Published Cumberland News - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Welsh Ambulance Service tell us your story

PEOPLE in Wales are being invited to share their experience of the Welsh Ambulance Service – Emergency Medical Services, Patient Care Services and NHS Direct Wales – to make suggestions about how it could improve.Chief Executive Elwyn Price-Morris said: ... [Published AberdareOnline - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

UK | Dozens of new recruits join Welsh Ambulance Service

The Welsh Ambulance Service has recruited more than 80 extra staff into its workforce.The candidates have been offered roles in the Trust’s Emergency Medical Service, Urgent Care Service, Patient Care Service and NHS Direct Wales following a large-scale, ... [Published Big Medicine - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

NHS 111 Health Advisors Undergo Intensive Training

#contactcenterworldJuly 2, 2014 -- This week our Make the Right Call campaign, which aims to direct people towards the right healthcare provider whether it is a GP, pharmacist, NHS 111 or A&E, we focus on the training NHS 111 health advisors receive.Anyone ... [Published ContactCenterWorld.com - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate report: NHS Direct NHS Trust annual report and accounts 2013 to 2014

The final annual report and accounts for NHS Direct NHS Trust for 2013 to 2014, the trust was formally dissolved on 1 April 2014.This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a return to an address and was ordered ... [Published Government UK - Jul 03 2014]

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IPSO chair Sir Alan Moses said: "Matt has a deep understanding of the complex and sensitive relationship between the press, the public and Government."
"I don't really remember much from before or after the surgery. It was just a blur."
"Sadly, we still receive a significant number of inappropriate calls that do not require an ambulance response."

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Tee off and running as new press regulatory chi... [Published Hold The Front Page - 5 hours ago]
Press regulator IPSO appoints NHS Confederation... [Published Press Gazette - 9 hours ago]
Matt Tee appointed as new press regulator's fir... [Published PR Week UK - 11 hours ago]
Need for an injuries unit [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Jul 29 2014]
Brain surgery patient: 'It was the worst feeli... [Published Surrey Mirror - Jul 29 2014]
Chemists Monday July 28, 2014 [Published South Wales Evening Post - Jul 28 2014]
Woman made 30,000 non-urgent 999 calls in one year [Published Denbighshire Free Press - Jul 27 2014]
Waiting time targets missed as record numbers o... [Published Plymouth Herald - Jul 25 2014]
A&E rise 'may be linked to NHS 111' [Published BBC - Jul 25 2014]
Swansea woman calls 999 after daughter drinks f... [Published South Wales Evening Post - Jul 22 2014]
Man called for an ambulance because he had a fl... [Published Carmarthen Journal - Jul 22 2014]
Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999 [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
Ambulance timewasters 'risk lives' [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
999 timewasters 'putting lives at risk' [Published South Wales Argus - Jul 22 2014]
Ambulance service warns timewasters are putting... [Published Penarth Times - Jul 21 2014]
Fake tan disasters: how to avoid them [Published MumsNet - Jul 21 2014]
Loving husband Gerald Bythell thought he had a ... [Published Wales Online - Jul 20 2014]
A&E 'winter crisis': Call to put GPs in hospita... [Published The Independent - Jul 16 2014]
Diabetic six-year-old from Hertford seeks to ed... [Published Hertfordshire Mercury - Jul 15 2014]
Co-production: Creating Better Public Services ... [Published Resilience - Jul 15 2014]
Chemists Monday July 14, 2014 [Published South Wales Evening Post - Jul 14 2014]
'Slate curtain' divides hospital handover rates [Published Wrexham Leader - Jul 14 2014]
Fire crews deal with major blaze at waste recyc... [Published Cumberland News - Jul 11 2014]
Firefighters damping down after Kingmoor blaze [Published Cumbria Crack - Jul 11 2014]
Telephone helpline could unlock the potential o... [Published PJ Online - Jul 10 2014]
Welsh Ambulance Service tell us your story [Published AberdareOnline - Jul 09 2014]
UK | Dozens of new recruits join Welsh Ambulanc... [Published Big Medicine - Jul 04 2014]
NHS 111 Health Advisors Undergo Intensive Training [Published ContactCenterWorld.com - Jul 04 2014]
North Wales jobs boost for Welsh Ambulance Service [Published North Wales Chronicle - Jul 03 2014]
Corporate report: NHS Direct NHS Trust annual r... [Published Government UK - Jul 03 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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