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Arrogant , regressive and out of context: GP magazine rubbishes Personal Health Budgets

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

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How can A&E units improve their performance?

The first point that I must make is that I do not wish to appear unappreciative or condescending. Hospital A&E work is amongst the most important that any person can undertake and many of us would find the strain unbearable. … Continue reading

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Lifting the scales from our eyes

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Whatever types of interventions are introduced to address the obesity challenge, ultimately it is only the individual who can take the necessary steps to eat healthily, keep to a healthy weight … Continue reading

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NHS 111. Again. Is it THE problem? And how much is it costing?

Two things to me seem obvious. No doctor likes NHS 111. Secondly if you open another gate to the NHS, more people will go through it! It’s worth remembering that NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct which had one medically trained person … Continue reading

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Rising ambulance call-outs: time to rethink the role of the paramedic

BBC Radio Sussex this morning picked up on the news from Friday that ambulance call-outs in the South East have almost doubled in the past seven years and that the ‘system is at breaking point’ according to the GMB union. … Continue reading

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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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Is “listening” the key to reducing antibiotic prescribing?

Wednesday will see the publication of a report on GPs over-prescribing antibiotics for patients – nothing new there – but this has a twist: GPs over-prescribing antibiotics even when the patients are not particularly asking for them. This comes at … Continue reading

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