Archives for February, 2017

Public Health England wants to make all hospitals smoke-free zones

February 28th, 2017

Public Health England has called for all hospitals in England to be made smoke-free zones. Currently, only 1 in 10 hospitals ban smoking on NHS grounds and the body wants to see a total ban enforced. Chief executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, said that the move wasn’t designed to force patients to quit […]

NHS trusts rack up £900 million deficit over winter months

February 21st, 2017
NHS trusts rack up £900 million deficit over winter months

NHS trusts have racked up a deficit of almost £900 million over the course of the winter months, it has been revealed. During the first 9 months of the new financial year, trusts have overspent as a result of treating more patients than planned over the winter. New figures show that increasing demand for NHS […]

Cosmetic surgery takes a tumble in the popularity stakes

February 14th, 2017
Cosmetic surgery takes a tumble in the popularity stakes

After years of growing popularity, cosmetic surgery has become a less appealing prospect, new figures suggest. The latest statistics show that the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery fell by 40 percent in 2016. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the number of surgical procedures dropped from 51,140 in 2015 to […]

BBC research suggests 90 percent of hospitals in England are overcrowded

February 7th, 2017
BBC research suggests 90 percent of hospitals in England are overcrowded

Research carried out by the BBC suggests that 90 percent of hospital wards in England are overcrowded. Guidelines suggest that hospitals should have a maximum occupancy rate of 85 percent to minimise the risk of infection and prevent delays in patients accessing treatment; however, the BBC claims that 137 of the 152 trusts in England […]

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