Posts tagged “Department of Health”

Junior Doctors to Take Legal Action Against Government Over New Contract

April 5th, 2016
Junior Doctors to Take Legal Action Against Government Over New Contract

Junior doctors will take legal action against the government, it has been revealed. Reports claim that a campaign group has already raised in excess of £100,000 to back the legal fight against the implementation of a new contract. Just Health, a campaign group founded by NHS staff members, has already raised thousands of pounds in […]

Patients in Hospital with Dementia Face ‘Russian Roulette’ for Care

January 18th, 2016

A charity has warned that patients admitted to hospital with dementia in England are subjecting their health to a ‘Russian roulette’. During a review, The Alzheimer’s Society says it has found “shocking” indications that care is variable and poor. The charity called for all hospitals to publish a yearly statement of dementia care, including information […]

UK Report Predicts Link Between Rise in Cancer Cases and Obesity

January 7th, 2016
UK Report Predicts Link Between Rise in Cancer Cases and Obesity

A UK report has predicted that extra cases of cancer may be linked to increasing levels of unhealthy weights and obesity within the next 20 years. Experts say that nearly three out of four adults are likely to be obese or overweight in 2035 if the current trends continue. The report comes from the Cancer […]

Jeremy Hunt: Free Wi-Fi Will Be Available In All NHS Buildings

December 21st, 2015

 Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, has said that free Wi-Fi will be provided in England’s NHS facilities in an attempt to reduce costs and improve services. This will enable patients to use their smart phones and tablets to go online to keep in touch with their family and friends or watch on-demand TV shows. Currently, some […]

Health Fees to Increase for Patients From Outside EU

April 14th, 2015
Health Fees to Increase for Patients From Outside EU

Health charges for non-EU residents have been increased in a bid to stamp out health tourism, the Department of Health has confirmed. Patients from outside the European Union who seek treatment in NHS hospitals in the UK will now be charged at 150% of the standard cost of treatment. Patients from outside the EU who […]

Cancer Cases to Reach Record High in 2015, Charity Warns

January 6th, 2015
Cancer Cases to Reach Record High in 2015, Charity Warns

The number of people affected by cancer in the UK is set to reach a record high this year, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. According to the charity, which provides support for millions of individuals and their families in the UK, 2.5 million people will be living with cancer in 2015. Research suggests that there […]

Hundreds of NHS Workers Take Part in 4 Hour Strike

November 25th, 2014
Hundreds of NHS Workers Take Part in 4 Hour Strike

Hundreds of NHS workers in England and Northern Ireland are taking part in a strike after a pay review panel refused to introduce a 1% pay rise. Nurses, paramedics and midwives are taking part in the four-hour strike, which started at 7am in England 8am in Northern Ireland. Members of nine unions are participating in […]

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