Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Shun Medical Advice

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

NHS Prescription Charges Stop Patients Receiving Life-Changing Medication  The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) today releases four shocking statistics to highlight how the cost of an NHS prescription in England is impacting on the lives, health and wellbeing of people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), following a report released by the Prescription Charges Coalition. 1. Nearly a third (31%) of people with RA who have been...

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Bright Sparks invited to share their ideas

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Healthcare innovators are being invited to submit their ideas for a prestigious annual competition recognising innovation and excellence in healthcare. Now in its 14th year, the Bright Ideas in Health Awards encourage, celebrate and reward the outstanding innovation and excellence emerging from front line NHS staff and SMEs in the North East and North Cumbria. Highlighting the NHS staff and healthcare SMEs working to improve patient care...

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Daily Mail attacks private medicine

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

We are so used to the attacks on the NHS from the Daily Mail that we forget that it can be merciless to private medicine too. A critical article by Lois Rogers for the Mail’s on-line edition on June 12th provoked the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO) to respond. Rogers’ attack begins with the story of a man (a Director of a high-end car company) who underwent surgical removal of the prostate (no small procedure) in a...

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Mental Health Network welcomes commitment to mental health in Queen’s Speech

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to prioritising mental health and the planned reform of mental health legislation which is much needed. The Mental Health Act has played an important role in supporting people who have reached the point of crisis, but it is nearly 35 years old and clearly needs refreshing. “It would have been a mistake to scrap...

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‘Stop launching life rafts and start fixing the ship’

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

In the final keynote address of day one at Confed17, Niall Dickson offered his reflections on current challenges facing members, and called for the new UK parliament to take the opportunity to ‘reset the clock,’ and have a national conversation to consider what can be achieved in the months and years ahead. Acknowledging the response to the terror attacks in London and Manchester and today’s devastating fire in West London, Niall praised the...

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