Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Fraudsters threaten donations for county’s air ambulance The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is calling on its supporters to be wary of rogue collectors posing as the charity. Northamptonshire Telegraph
Private sector access to NHS pension The government may extend the NHS pension scheme to private companies or charities who mainly look after health service patients. BBC News
- Open consultation: Amendments to NHS pension scheme regulations Department of Health
25,000 doctors have their licences renewed in first year of checks In its first year of operation the new system of checks for doctors practising in the UK has seen nearly 25,000 doctors have their licence revalidated. The GMC
Sperm blocking study brings 'male pill' closer "Researchers announce discovery of proteins that can be blocked to prevent the launch of sperm cells during ejaculation," The Guardian reports. The paper explains that if drugs can be found that turn off these proteins, a male contraceptive pill could become a reality.
However, the news is based on a study on mice in a laboratory.
April to June is busiest time of year for A&E - not winter, reveals report
April to June is consistently the busiest time of year for A&E wards – not winter, according to a new report into accident and emergency services in England. The Independent
- HSCIC publishes new report to help shed light on A&E activity Health & Social Care Information Centre
- Government response: HSCIC report on A&E Department of Health
- A&E: The straw that broke the camel's back BBC News
- Changing picture of A&E activity revealed in new report OnMedica
- A&E visits rise steeply during coalition government, NHS figures reveal The Guardian
- Half of A&E arrivals sent home without treatment The Daily Telegraph