Posts tagged “NHS”

A&E Departments on Alert as Number of Alcohol Poisoning Cases Doubles

December 22nd, 2015
A&E Departments on Alert as Number of Alcohol Poisoning Cases Doubles

Accident and Emergency departments across the UK are braced for the festive period, as statistics reveal that the number of people visiting A and E with alcohol poisoning has doubled in just six years. New figures from the Nuffield Trust show that figures are particularly alarming for young women. Women aged between 15 and 19 […]

Government Pushes for GP Charges for Non-EU Residents

December 8th, 2015
Government Pushes for GP Charges for Non-EU Residents

The government has called for GP fees to be introduced for non-EU residents in a bid to save money, promote equality and reduce health tourism. It is the government’s belief that everybody should make a contribution to state and taxpayer funded systems, such as the National Health Service. Previously, the government had expressed an interest […]

98% of Junior Doctors Vote to Strike

November 19th, 2015
98% of Junior Doctors Vote to Strike

Junior doctors are not backing down in their fight against ministers, as 98% have voted in favour of going on strike. The first strike is scheduled for the 1st December with further action planned for the 8th and 16th December. In response to the vote, the British Medical Association said that it was impossible for […]

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 […]

Doctors Recommend the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Obesity

November 18th, 2014
Doctors Recommend the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Obesity

Leading doctors have suggested employing the Mediterranean diet as a means of fighting the national obesity problem. A group of doctors has recommended adopting the diet in favour of calorie counting as a long-term means of reducing rates of obesity and promoting healthy eating. In an article in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, a group of […]

Political Debate Over NHS Availability for Migrants

September 29th, 2014
Political Debate Over NHS Availability for Migrants

It is that time of the year again when all the political parties of the UK hold their conferences. With a general election just 8 months away, politicians are making their policies heard. There are still two connected topics at the top of the agenda – the NHS and migrants. For the last 4 years […]

The NHS and Cosmetic Surgery

June 26th, 2014
The NHS and Cosmetic Surgery

The NHS is currently under financial pressures, as are all public service institutions. With this in mind, there is something of a debate around the UK as to whether or not it is right to fund cosmetic surgery on the NHS. This debate really started when a handful of patients who had undergone cosmetic surgery […]

An NHS Based Warning For Ex-Pats

March 25th, 2014
An NHS Based Warning For Ex-Pats

It is generally assumed that the NHS was set up for British citizens. However a recent event demonstrated that this is not the case – at least it isn’t now if it ever was. This came to light when a lady – a British citizen who lives in the USA – came over to Britain […]

Japanese Doctors Opposed To Government Stance

August 29th, 2013
Japanese Doctors Opposed To Government Stance

The UK is the only nation in the world that has a fully integrated free national health service. However last year the UK government embarked on plans to allow private companies to gain a foothold into the NHS. This has caused great consternation among the general population at large but also GPs, hospital staff such […]

USA Based Healthcare Company Expands Into The NHS

June 17th, 2013
USA Based Healthcare Company Expands Into The NHS

The biggest healthcare company in the world which funded Mitt Romney’s presidential election campaign is reported to be expanding into the UK’s NHS. HCA International Ltd has a UK branch based in London and has been steadily developing this side of its business ever since the Health & Social Care Act was passed by the […]

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