A&E patients at NGH up by a fifth since 2010 The number of patients going to accident and emergency at Northampton General Hospital has risen by more than 20 per cent in three years, according to latest figures. It comes as NGH revealed that July was the busiest month in its A&E department's ... Northampton Chronicle and Echo
Monday, 19 August 2013
Stoptober resources now available
During October, the nation’s eight million smokers will again be encouraged to take part in the mass participation quit attempt – Stoptober. We know that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay Smokefree, and Stoptober leads smokers through a detailed step-by-step programme to help them achieve this goal.
We have lots of promotional materials and useful advice to help you inspire smokers to quit in your local areas. Resources and further information about Stoptober can be found on the specialised Smokefree Resource Centre Department of Health
GPs predict longer waiting times Patients will face longer waiting times to see their GP as practices struggle to cope with cuts, a survey of doctors suggests. BBC News
Fundamental review of allocations policy NHS England is currently reviewing the local allocation of resources across the full range of its responsibilities, covering both allocations to CCGs and the budgets available for direct commissioning functions in area teams. These resources gather together information on allocation policy in preparation for a series of workshops to discuss current thinking with stakeholders.
Midwife crisis will 'let down' a whole generation of new mothers Figures show shortage will persist until 2026 despite David Cameron's pledge to make childbirth an NHS priority.
Man with learning difficulties to be sterilised in unprecedented court ruling High Court orders a man with learning difficulties to have a vasectomy to prevent him having further children in an unprecedented ruling. The Daily Telegraph
Pharmacy charged NHS £89 for cod liver oil it could have got for £3 One of the country's largest pharmacy chains gave patients cod liver oil tablets that cost almost 30 times as much as a cheaper alternative and claimed the expense back from the NHS.The Daily Telegraph
Jeremy Hunt plans sale of confidential patient medical records to private firms Confidential medical records may be offered to private companies for as little as £1, according to plans drawn up by officials. The Daily Telegraph
Cancer survival rates show stark reality of north-south divide
Stark regional differences of cancer mortality and incidence rates are revealed for the first time today by a leading charity, resulting in calls for more to be done to address health inequality in Britain. The Independent
- Local Cancer Statistics Cancer Research UK
- New website exposes postcode lottery of cancer care The Daily Telegraph