UK Department of Health

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Name: UK Department of Health
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Report exposes NHS bed shortage

Britain has the second lowest number of hospital beds per capita out of 23 European countries, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.Official NHS figures show that bed occupancy rates have not fallen below ... [Published PoliticsHome - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Medics told by watchdog to wash hands often to stop spread of infection

The number of patients getting an infection while receiving NHS care is “unacceptably high”, say officials.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has set out new standards to bring down the rates.These include telling doctors they must ... [Published Daily Express - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

MPs call for 2021 census to be spared axe as alternative methods ‘not advanced enough’

The 2021 census should not be scrapped, as alternative methods for collecting information about the country’s population would not provide a proper replacement, MPs have said.The Government has indicated that the 2011 census could have been the last, ... [Published Yorkshire Post - 12 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Hospital racks up £1,000-a-week interpreter bill

ALMOST £1,000 a week is spent on interpreters and translation services at Musgrove Park Hospital.The total bill for the financial year is likely to be slightly higher than the £45,047 paid out in 2012/13, which was an increase on £18,239 the previous ... [Published Yeovil Express - 4 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 3 reports

Britain’s hospital bed shortage ‘second worst in Europe’

Former Communist states have more beds per population than the UKBritain has the second lowest number of hospital beds per head of the population among 23 European countries, a report has found.According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ... [Published Health Insurance - 18 hours ago]
Entities: United Kingdom, NHS, OECD
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

NHS delivery service £6m in debt

The group which buys NHS services in Oxfordshire has revealed it is £6.1m in debt.The county's Clinical Commissioning Group's deficit for the 2013/14 financial year was published in its five-year plan on its website.The group has also predicted it will ... [Published BBC - 19 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

UK to appoint director to boost NHS use of new drugs innovation

16/04/2014The UK pharma trade body has backed the UK government's creation of a senior post to encourage use of the latest health technology, including drugs by the National Health Service.In a late Monday statement, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical ... [Published Binleys - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Developing a magnetic sign system to ensure patients receive appropriate nutritional care

Good nutritional care is crucial to patient recovery. A trust produced a pictorial magnetic system to enable staff to easily identify nutritional needsAuthor Ann Tabiner, RN, is a staff nurse; Lianne Lewis, RN, is a staff nurse, both at Milton Keynes ... [Published Nursing Times - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

NHS sight test fee decision expected April 15 2014 A 1% increase was given in 2013

A decision from the Department of Health on the NHS sight test fee, which represents the amount reimbursed to a practice for performing the test, is still pending.In 2013, the sector saw a 1% increase to the NHS sight test fee, representing a rise from ... [Published Optometry Today - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

NHS facing ‘financial crisis’ next year

Budget freeze will put most trusts in the red, says think tankA budget freeze imposed by the Coalition could push most hospital trusts into deficit, creating a “financial crisis” for the NHS next year, a think tank has warned.The King’s Fund said the ... [Published Health Insurance - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Rise in staff at Darent Valley Hospital is a 'good thing’

New figures released by the Department of Health show that staff numbers at Darent Valley Hospital have risen since 2010.The number of nurses, midwives and health visitors has risen by 21% and the number of doctors by 4%.The figures were released after ... [Published Gravesend Messenger - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bosses approve £30m Wolverhampton A&E centre

Bosses at a Black Country hospital have given the go-ahead for a new £30 million A&E centre – despite still having to find £10 million of funding. However, the chief financial officer at New Cross Hospital, in Wolverhampton, said the board is confident ... [Published West Midlands Express & Star - Apr 15 2014]

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A Department of Health spokesman put the findings down to more efficient treatment and growth in community care, adding: "Bed numbers are not an accurate marker for good care"
...Neuropsychology and President of the British Association of Psychopharmacology who commented afterwards that the meetings were designed to: "further the aims of President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron in ensuring that people with dementia are detected early and receive the best possible treatments and management currently available"
"What's still not clear is whether any of these homes will take any new admissions - which guarantees the long-term future of the care home."
Committee chairman Bernard Jenkin said: "The Government has previously indicated that the ten-yearly census should be axed, but we believe that it is too soon to decide whether or not to scrap the census."

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Medics told by watchdog to wash hands often to ... [Published Daily Express - 11 hours ago]
MPs call for 2021 census to be spared axe as al... [Published Yorkshire Post - 12 hours ago]
Britain’s hospital bed shortage ‘second worst i... [Published Health Insurance - 18 hours ago]
Niche medicines make up over half of global res... [Published PJ Online - 18 hours ago]
NHS delivery service £6m in debt [Published BBC - 19 hours ago]
UK to appoint director to boost NHS use of new ... [Published Binleys - 20 hours ago]
First phase complete on £25 million mental hea... [Published Click Liverpool - 20 hours ago]
Britain suffers hospital bed shortage [Published Russia Today - 21 hours ago]
A brief guide to carrying out assessments capacity [Published Lexology - 21 hours ago]
Developing a magnetic sign system to ensure pat... [Published Nursing Times - 22 hours ago]
15% Reduction in Salt Intake has Helped Cut Hea... [Published Global FoodMate - 23 hours ago]
Strike threat in NHS pay dispute as 6,000 union... [Published Southern Daily Echo - Apr 16 2014]
News story: Bowel Cancer Awareness month backed... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 16 2014]
Worries over appointment demand at Watton Medic... [Published Fakenham Times - Apr 16 2014]
NHS Selects Conduit for a Major Patient Support... [Published ITbriefing - Apr 16 2014]
NHS 'stretched to breaking point', claims inter... [Published The Independent - Apr 16 2014]
Mentally unwell children refused care at a thir... [Published Communitycare.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
'Must do better' on bowel cancer [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Apr 16 2014]
Britain's hospital bed crisis is second worst i... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 16 2014]
Press release: Kidney cancer survival improves ... [Published Cabinet Office - Apr 16 2014]
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Tamiflu - a con from day one [Published Velvet Glove, Iron Fist - Apr 10 2014]
So, it turns out that Tamiflu does virtually nothing to prevent or alleviate swine flu. This is another kick in the teeth for taxpayers around the world, but especially in Britain where the hysterical scare tactics of Liam Donaldson et al. led to a ...
UK Government Wasted Billion On Flu Drugs: Study [Published St George West - Apr 10 2014]
The British government has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on stockpiling ineffective medicine for emergency treatment of flu , a study shows. Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: Oxford University conducted the study and published the results ...
Scamiflu [Published PharmaGossip - Apr 10 2014]
Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven The government has wasted half a billion pounds stockpiling two anti-flu drugs that have not been proved to stop the spread of infection or to prevent people becoming seriously ill, according ...
NHS Pays £1.3bn for Medical Negligence, Includi... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 07 2014]
Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is launching a crackdown on out of control legal costs, after a series of excessive claims over minor disputes. Around £23m is claimed by law firms each each in cases where payouts are below below £10,000. ...
Latest health privacy scandal [Published Light Blue Touchpaper - Apr 04 2014]
Today I gave a talk at the Open Data Institute on a catastrophic failure of anonymity in medical research. Here is the audio and here are the slides . Three weeks ago we made a formal complaint to the ICO about the Department of Health supplying ...
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