Northampton General Hospital denies late rush to hit A&E target
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
By Nick Spoors TREATMENT for more than 8000 A&E patients was pushed through just before they would have breached the waiting time target at Northampton General Hospital, figures show. The yearly NHS figures for 2011 show about 95 per cent of emergency ...
Friday, 3 February 2012
820,000 more people have already been given access to an NHS dentist since May 2010. Twenty eight million pounds of funding will be announced, which will bring the number of extra people now able to access an NHS dentist to one million.
The funding will be given to PCTs, who have bid for the cash to spend on expanding local services in ways that best meet their patients’ needs. NHS Networks
This is aimed at healthcare professionals who will have a specific role in this initiative or are considering the future implementation of personal health budgets. Personal health budgets and NHS Continuing Healthcare is the first of a number of informative documents on the subject. NHS Networks
This letter from the Chief Medical Officers for the United Kingdom published today, raises awareness of the risk of vitamin D deficiency amongst certain groups particularly:
- All pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Infants and young children under 5 years of age
- Older people aged 65 years and over
- People who have low or no exposure to the sun
- People who have darker skin
The letter also contains a list of recommendations issued by all the UK health departments for people at-risk on whether they may need to take vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D – advice on supplements for at risk groups