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The GP magazine Pulse are running a story today on Personal Health Budgets stating that the ‘NHS allows patients to splash cash on holidays, summer houses and Wii Fits’. Out of context this sounds scandalous, but, it is out of context. … Continue reading
Reward healthy people with tax rebates to save the NHS, urges thinktank ‘Payment by results’ incentives to quit smoking or manage blood sugar could help reduce burden on services, says 20/20 Health Denis Campbell, health correspondent The Guardian, Thursday 1 May … Continue reading
The economic consequences of preventing illness are highly complex. Just comparing the costs of prevention with the direct treatment costs that should be avoided is far too simplistic. The true economic impact of preventative measures can often only be assessed … Continue reading
Private medicine like private education and first-class travel can stir up feelings of resentment between the “haves” and “have-nots”. A short blog like this one has no possibility of uniting stereotypical politicians from the left and right wings of politics. … Continue reading
Earlier this week during the chancellor of the exchequer’s autumn financial statement, it was announced that not only will patients have online access to their medical records from 2015, but they will be able to see data on GP performance … Continue reading
A paper published in the Lancet on Wednesday shows that commercial weight-loss programmes may be more effective than those provided within primary care. A study conducted in Australia, Germany, and the UK allocated patients to either 12 months of standard care or … Continue reading