Thanks to ever-increasing prescription costs for the essential medication people with long-term conditions need to keep them well, or even alive, many are facing the stark choice between food, clothing, bills or their prescriptions.
Private sector competition in the NHS has had a “small but significant” negative impact on productivity, with NHS Trusts in areas where there is a monopoly performing better than those where there is greater private sector competition, according to a report out today.
If Scotland achieves independence from the UK, patients north of the border requiring specialist surgery elsewhere in the UK could have to go through the same process as if they were travelling to a European Union state, leading, some argue, to delays in treatment and medical costs having to be paid by the patient.
Robert Francis QC will publish his report tomorrow on the public inquiry into the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies responsible for the failed Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. This will be the fifth review of the systemic failures in the trust between 2005 and 2008. Commencing with the Healthcare Commission’s report and ending with the upcoming [...]
Wales is leading the way with One Nation public services, writes Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith MP.
Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones has issued a stark warning the Welsh NHS faces collapse without reorganisation.
Jeremy Hunt has failed his own test on Lewisham Hospital following his decision on the hospital’s future last Friday.
Claudia Tomlinson looks at Healthcare UK, which sells the services of the best of the UK health sector to rich people overseas.
Following the demise of Jessops and HMV, Claudia Tomlinson looks at whether there parallels between administrators on the high street and in the NHS.