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New helpline will not be cheap for the tax payer

Posted by admin | On: May 30 2012 | Comments Off
Since NSH direct was canceled, private body has come up with New replacement 24 hour 111 helplin, while the care uk has said “We’re not bidding for any 111 contracts at present.” Last week Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the British Medical Association...

NHS recruits 4,000 extra health visitors to check depression

Posted by admin | On: May 17 2012 | Comments Off
NThis is part of the plan to check postnatal depression from new mothers. These visitors will be trained to spot the symptoms from mothers that have still birth, death birth or miscarriage. 4,200 new experts would work with the midwives to supply joint care for...

NHS Tayside says tablets can take the pain away

Posted by admin | On: May 04 2012 | Comments Off
The health board bought four iPads for £2,200 in 2010 and then bought 23 more of the tablet computers in 2011/12 at a total cost of £13,800. This week The Courier revealed NHS Fife spent nearly £17,000 on the fashionable computers for staff while claiming budget...

Foreign patients owe the NHS £40m

Posted by admin | On: May 03 2012 | Comments Off
Freedom of Information requests by Pulse, a magazine for doctors, revealed the average unpaid debt for the provision of care to foreign nationals was £230,000 in the 35 trusts which responded. The FoI requests showed St George’s Healthcare Trust in South...