Monday, 30 December 2013
Doctors fork out £5 million to fight private rivals due to Government health... Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG paid £503,310 in legal costs, Nene CCG in Northamptonshire spent £330,000, West Cheshire CCG £176,544 and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG £129,069. Others with high legal bills include Southern Derbyshire ... The Daily Mirror
Migrants to face NHS care charges Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free. BBC News
- Press release: Extended NHS charging for visitors and migrants Department of Health
- RCGP comment on Government plans for visitor and migrant NHS access Royal College of General Practitioners
- Migrants will be charged by A&E: Foreigners who have emergency treatment will be billed in clampdown on health tourism The Daily Mail
- Tourists and migrants to be charged to use NHS emergency services The Guardian
- Migrants can see GPs for free, despite promise of crackdown The Daily Telegraph
- Migrants will have to pay at A&E – and all patients will have to prove they are not foreigners to get free NHS treatment The Independent
Growing exodus of A&E doctors to Australia adds to strain on NHS College of Emergency Medicine says NHS cannot afford to lose so much talent at a time of understaffing in A&E units.
Exclusive: Action on implants - Government to implement cosmetic surgery controls
Every woman who undergoes a breast implant operation will have the procedure logged on a national register, to help prevent a repeat of the cosmetic surgery scandal which affected tens of thousands in the UK and 400,000 worldwide, The Independent on Sunday reveals.
- Breast implants to be registered BBC News
- Breast implant register for UK in the wake of the PIP scandal The Guardian
- National register for breast implant operations The Daily Telegraph