Posts Tagged ‘healthcare blog’

NHS to get own price comparison website

The BBC reported today that a new price comparison website is being built to help the NHS in England save money when it purchases goods and services. It is said to include details of what NHS trusts are paying for everything from rubber gloves and stitches to new hips and building work. This comes in […]

NHS in London spent almost £13m on public relations in the last three years

The BBC has reported that the NHS in London spent almost £13m on public relations in the last three years. A BBC London investigation has found the information and claims the costs are enough to recruit 600 nurses. Around £9.7m was spent on press officers’ salaries at hospitals and primary care trusts (PCTs), while private […]

Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

  Unlike traditional surgery, cosmetic surgery is largely aesthetic and is performed for the purpose of improving a person’s appearance. Whilst we may be familiar with certain types of cosmetic surgery such as plastic surgery, breast implants, liposuction and the revision of scars, cosmetic surgery also includes the following: Surgery of the Eyelids Forehead / […]

Lying About Our Health: Whiplash Fraud

Here in Britain we have a plethora of different perks not afforded to those living in other less – or even more – fortunate countries. The ability to seek whiplash compensation in the advent of a car accident is one of these and remains a safe haven for those unfortunate enough to suffer from a […]

Help Prevent Undiagnosed Hearing Loss

Around two million people in the UK use a hearing aid. It’s surprising fact also, that hearing loss affects more than 50% of over 60’s. There are many ways to help prevent and treat hearing loss and one such company is Amplifon. Amplifon can offer information and advice to help improve hearing quickly. You’ll find […]

Invaluable Advice on Dealing with Medical Negligence

Of all the things, persons and institutions we trust the most, our healthcare probably lies at the top. We literally trust our doctors with our lives and so, when things go wrong the mental effects can be intensely damaging. Add onto that the physical effects of course, caused by medical negligence and one can grasp […]

What to expect from laser eye surgery

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, it’s likely you’ve heard about laser eye surgery – a common medical procedure to correct vision in one or both eyes. Laser (or LASIK, short for laser-assisted in situ keratomiluesis) treatment has become popular in recent years as it offers a convenient, relatively painless procedure that can reduce […]

HPC changes name to HCPC

On Wednesday 1 August 2012 the Health Professions Council (HPC) changed their name to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The decision to change the name was made by government and is being brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which will also see the HCPC taking on the regulation of […]

BBC reports NHS hospital loans under PFI in question

A recent article by the BBC has shed light on a political row which has erupted over the legacy of PFI for the health service as one hospital trust faces insolvency. South London Healthcare, a merger of three hospital trusts, is spending 14% of its income on repayments to a private finance initiative (PFI). The […]

All you need to know about the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

For most people, going to work is a necessity. The money that we earn from work goes towards paying for day to day costs of living. However, the workplace poses certain dangers and sometimes an accident can happen that stops a person from being able to carry out their job anymore and stops them from […]

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