Tag Archives: patient
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
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
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
Guest Blogspot: Negotiations with the UK Government over pharmaceutical pricing have achieved a good result for patients, the NHS and the industry.
The UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry shared many objectives throughout the recent drug pricing negotiations. For example, there was always broad agreement that: The total future drug bill needed to be affordable in the context of other spending in … Continue reading
Sir Mike Richards is the new CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals and he has announced his new plan to include patients in hospital inspection teams. This is a good idea, and means that although a hospital will know an inspection … Continue reading
Guest blog post by the MS Trust. This week, 29th-6th May, is MS Awareness week. For more information about fundraising or to nominate an MS nurse visit the MS Trust’s MS Awareness Week website: www.msawareness.org.uk For more information about the work of the … Continue reading