Government drug companies justified in pulling out of an NHS pricing agreement?

The withdrawal looks like a potentially self-destructive hissy fit.PHarmaceutical companies pay a rebate to the health service when branded drug purchases exceed an agreed level.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


3 weeks ago

US drugs firms AbbVie and Eli Lilly quit ‘extreme’ NHS pricing agreement

AbbVie and Eli Lilly have left a voluntary scheme and come under a statutory one, despite it historically having an even higher repayment rate. The move comes after the heads of 13 drugs companies joined the industry in warning that they were being forced to reduce their footprint.
#AbbVie #News #Health #Healthcare


3 weeks ago

Nurses threaten to double down as NHS strikes reportedly cause Cabinet rift

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our free breaking news emails Please enter a valid email address I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. The health secretary has reportedly told unions he wants to persuade the Treasury to offer higher pay rises to NHS workers. Nurses have threatened to double down on strike efforts next month.
#TheIndependent #News #Health #Healthcare


3 weeks ago

NHS in England under more ‘extreme pressure’ than at height of pandemic

The health service is under more “extreme pressure” than it was at the height of the pandemic. Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of the NHS in England, said the service was “over-reliant” on foreign staff and called for universities to “ramp up” training places for medical workers to address staff shortages.
#AmandaPritchard #NHS #England #News #Health #Healthcare


3 weeks ago

Ministers need a long-term plan for the NHS, not a quick fix

The government’s apparent commitment to the same strategy is proving less amusing for heath leaders and the communities they serve. The challenges of this winter were long predicted. NHS England started winter planning early last summer.
#NHSEngland #News #Health #Healthcare


3 weeks ago

Strikes to go ahead – but ministers’ willingness to talk is a sign of progress

Union negotiators told barclay: “you know we’re going ahead with strikes?”. But the fact ministers sat down with unions to discuss pay at all is, in itself, a breakthrough. For weeks the government has been indicating that reopening this year’s pay deal was not an option. A one-off payment for striking nurses was popular with the public.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


4 weeks ago

In hospital, I saw first-hand how the NHS has been vandalised

The defunding of the NHS is a political choice by a government that chooses to serve the rich. Up to 500 people are dying each week purely because of delays in A&E.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

No 10 says it will be ‘very difficult’ for some people to access NHS this winter

Ministers have a properly funded plan in place to support a health service that many staff and experts say is near collapse. The prime minister is under pressure to act swiftly amid warnings that a crunch in emergency care could last well into spring.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

What would you do to support the NHS? My mother gave up her festive tipple

The entirely human-made crisis in the health service has reduced her quality of life by, conservatively, about 85%. People used to say: reduce the NHS to a state of unworkability, then shrug and say, "Well, plainly it doesn’t work"
#ZoeWilliams #NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Steep rise in number of children treated for mental health problems

Number of under-18s who were referred for mental health treatment on the NHS rose by 39 per cent to 1,169,515 in 2021-22. Experts said the pandemic and lockdowns had exacerbated an existing problem with children’s mental health.
#NHS #News #Health #MentalHealth


1 months ago

Child referrals for mental health care in England up 39% in a year

Experts say the pandemic, social inequality, austerity and online harm are fuelling a crisis in which NHS mental health referrals for under-18s have increased to more than 1.1M in 2021-22. In 2020-21, the figure was 839,570, while in 2019-20 there were 850,741 referrals. The figures include children who are suicidal, self-harming, suffering serious depression or anxiety.
#NHS #England #News #Health #MentalHealth


1 months ago

A&E delays causing up to 500 deaths a week, says senior medic

More than a dozen NHS trusts and ambulance services have declared critical incidents over the festive period. A severe flu outbreak and rising Covid cases are said to be adding pressure to the system and overwhelming hospitals with patients.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Diabetes breakthrough as 'life-changing' tool helps hundreds of thousands of NHS patients

More than 200,000 people with type 1 diabetes are now using non-invasive glucose monitoring devices. Technology attaches a bottle-cap-sized sensor to the arm to measure glucose levels from just under the skin. This measurement is then sent automatically to a mobile app and allows diabetes patients to keep track of their glucose levels.
#NHS #News #Technology #Gadgets


1 months ago

Four in 10 junior doctors plan to quit NHS as soon as they can, survey finds

Four in 10 junior doctors are actively planning to quit the NHS as soon as they can find another job. A third of those who want to quit NHS plan to work abroad in the next 12 months. Australia is the top choice of destination for junior doctors in the survey by the British Medical Association.
#NHS #Australia #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

I was a senior NHS doctor – and striking staff have my full support

A senior doctor has recently left the NHS. He read the secret Barrister over Christmas and was amazed by the exact same problems between the justice system and the health service. This has led to a dawning realisation that our public services have been undermined by recent governments.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

More people face being shut out of NHS mental health services, experts warn

Number of under-18s in England in contact with mental health, learning disability and autism services has risen by 30% since the pre-pandemic year of 2019-20, to 992,647 in 2021-22. Department of Health and Social Care has committed to increasing investment into NHS mental health services by £2.3Bn a year.
#NHS #England #News #Health #MentalHealth


1 months ago

Ministers plan to scrap NHS England targets to ‘boost efficiency’

The government is preparing to ditch national targets in an attempt to “boost efficiency”. The review was led by a former health secretary. He was thought of as a moderniser in the Blair years.
#Blair #NHSEngland #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Labour warns government to cut waiting lists not standards in row over NHS targets

Health secretary wes Streeting said ministers would be wrong to “water down” or scrap standards. Patients are languishing on waiting lists and suffering long waits for ambulances amid claims the service is close to collapse.
#wesStreeting #Labour #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Paul Johnson: It’s not only the NHS in trouble — the whole country is getting sicker

We have been dying in greater numbers than usual since at least June of this year. Mortality tends to vary a lot from one year to another over the winter months.
#PaulJohnson #NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

English hospitals urged to free up beds before ambulance staff strike

Ambulance staff in England and Wales due to strike on 21 and 28 December. Unison, Unite and GMB unions due to take part in the stoppage. NHS England’s chief operating officer; the national medical director Stephen Powis and the chief nursing officer, Dame Ruth May, issued a joint letter to NHS trusts warning that it would be a “very challenging period”
#StephenPowis #NHS #English #England #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Scramble to free up hospital beds ahead of ambulance strike

NHS England’s chief operating officer warned of ‘extensive disruption’ during “a very challenging period’ as emergency responders prepare for industrial action on 21 and 28 December. The coming weeks threaten to be more difficult than usual for the NHS as 16,000 appointments, procedures and surgeries were missed as nurses walked out for 12 hours.
#NHSEngland #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Will striking nurses affect my care as an NHS patient? That’s a price I’m willing to pay

Nurses aren’t just going on strike for themselves, they are striking to preserve the NHS for all of us. I know how hard the decision to go on strike must have been for them - a last resort measure to protect their lives and the lives of those they are looking after. I'll join nurses at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where teams helped save my daughter’s life.
#MelanieDuddridge #NHS #UniversityHospitalofWales #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

‘What a tragic day’: Over 1 lakh British nurses strike in bitter pay dispute

National Health Service nurses in Britain staged a strike on Thursday, their first-ever national walkout. An estimated 1,00,000 nurses will strike at 76 hospitals and health centres, cancelling an estimated 70,000 appointments, procedures and surgeries in Britain’s state-funded NHS. Britain is facing a wave of industrial action this winter, with strikes crippling rail network and postal service.
#NationalHealthService #British #Britain #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Hospitals in England paying up to £5,200 for single agency doctor shift

Most expensive shift was £5,234 paid by a trust in the north of England. Labour says it shows extent of the staffing crisis facing English hospitals. One in three NHS trusts paid more than £3,000 for a single doctor's shift last year. Labour blames the Conservatives for failing to train enough doctors and nurses.
#Labour #English #England #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

NHS trusts paying agency doctors up to £5,200 a shift, Labour research shows

NHS trusts paid £3bn to agencies for staff during 2021-22, 20% more than in previous year. NHS trusts spent £6bn on so-called bank staff - NHS professionals paid to carry out temporary shifts. One in three trusts paid more than £3,000 for a single doctor’s shift.
#Labour #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Strep A infections - live: Emergency department flooding with children as death toll climbs to 15

Death toll from invasive Strep A illness rises to 15, with pharmacies struggling with localised shortages of antibiotics. A&Es observing record delays as one-third of patients waited more than four hours to be seen. Experts warn the NHS is “bursting at the seems’ with staff demoralised at standards of care.
#TheIndependent #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

Strep A news – live: More child deaths confirmed in the UK

Number of children under 15 who have died from invasive Strep A illness in the UK has risen to 15. UK Health Security Agency catalogue 13 fatalities relating to the bacterial infection in England. One child has died in Northern Ireland and a second in Wales. Experts warn NHS is 'bursting at the seems' with staff demoralised at standards of care.
#UKHealthSecurityAgency #England #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

NHS, Kheiron Medical Technologies and Microsoft to aid cancer detection

NHS Grampian is using Kherion Medical Technologies’ artificial intelligence solution Mia. Normally, two radiologists will read each mammogram scan to ensure they make an accurate diagnosis. Mia can replace one radiologist and use AI technology to analyse scans quickly. The solution is currently deployed at four sites in Europe, with 14 additional deployments underway.
#NHSGrampian #Europe #News #Health #Medicine


2 months ago

Ambulance workers to strike, further disrupting health service in Britain

More than 10,000 ambulance workers across England and Wales have voted for strike action. Unite and Unison trade unions also said their ambulance service members had backed walkouts. Britain's state-run National Health Service (NHS) is braced for a wave of unprecedented industrial action this winter.
#Reuters #Britain #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

Up to 100,000 nurses to strike in December with threat to escalate action

Nurses will begin a series of strikes at dozens of hospitals in December – and will escalate their industrial action if ministers keep refusing to negotiate over pay. The stoppages on 15 and 20 December will severely disrupt care and services at 53 NHS organisations in England – about half those where the RCN’s recent ballot produced a majority of nurses in favour of withdrawing their labour.
#NHS #England #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

How doctors could spy on your wee in bizarre bid to ease pressure on NHS

Health Secretary Steve Barclay said monitoring urinals with new tech could help doctors spot diseases early. He likened it to sharing information on Facebook or Instagram, saying: People trust a company in California with data more than they trust the UK government. But last night Labour panned the idea of toilet surveillance, accusing Mr Barclay of ‘taking the p*ss’
#SteveBarclay #Labour #California #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

British PM Rishi Sunak injects 113 mn pound into new healthcare taskforce

The UK government announced GBP 113 million funding to use the country's successful COVID Vaccine Taskforce model as a blueprint for the success of four missions of cancer, obesity, mental health and addiction. The government hopes to save the NHS millions of pounds that could otherwise be spent on patient care by tackling health issues such as obesity.
#RishiSunak #NHS #British #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

Slowdown in European doctors working in NHS following Brexit, says think tank

More than 4,000 European doctors have opted not to work in the NHS following the vote in 2016. Pre-Brexit number of doctor specialists working in NHS in 2021 was forecast to be 41,321. Nuffield Trust says it is ‘inarguable’ that registration of doctors from the EU and the four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members “was slower in the years after 2016 than the years before”
#NHS #European #Brexit #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

Can you go to work with Covid: What to do if you test positive

The Living with Covid plan brought an end to the legal requirement for employees to tell their employers when they have tested positive for the virus and need to self-isolate. Most people in England are no longer advised to get tested and can no longer get free lateral flow tests from the NHS unless you are one of a small number of people eligible.
#NHS #LivingwithCovid #England #News #Health #Fitness


2 months ago

No two-tier NHS, ministers insist

Ministers prepared to discuss relaxing rules for discharging patients from hospitals. But they rejected suggestions about creating a 'two-tier' system with the wealthy paying for treatment. NHS Scotland’s chief executive gave the ‘green light’ by Caroline Lamb to discuss reform.
#CarolineLamb #NHS #Scotland #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

‘Two-tier’ NHS already developing across the UK after Scotland discuss paying for treatment, experts warn

Institute of Public Policy Research says NHS is facing a two-tier system by stealth. IPPR head Chris Thomas said he was 'nervous' that the NHS was heading for the equivalent of the English education system or a similar structure to dentistry or social care. Comments come following reports by the BBC that NHS leaders in Scotland have discussed creating a 'two-tier' system.
#ChrisThomas #TheIndependent #English #Scotland #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

Nurses’ 17% claim ‘will fuel inflation and help no one’

The Royal College of Nursing has said nurses should be awarded an increase of 5% above inflation. Steve Barclay reiterated his description of the union’s demands as ‘neither reasonable nor affordable’ He said he had been ‘saddened’ that the RCN was set to strike at half of English NHS employers.
#SteveBarclay #TheTimes #English #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

Jeremy Hunt says NHS on brink of collapse but efficiencies must be found

Jeremy Hunt says the NHS is under ‘unbearable pressure’ with doctors and nurses ‘under unbearable pressure” But he said the service received a lot of money and ‘we need to do everything we can to find efficiencies’ Unison trade union accuses Tories of ‘deliberately running down’ NHS.
#JeremyHunt #NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


2 months ago

UK Nurse Strike: Why are nurses on strike in UK? As NHS heroes walk out, your questions will be answered - The Economic Times

Rishi Sunak is a third generation British-Indian whose grandparents were from Punjab. Born in the country's Southampton area, he will be the first British PM to have roots in India.
#RishiSunak #NHS #British #Indian #Punjab #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

NHS strike: nurses on verge of leading one million-strong walkout over pay

The royal college of nursing is expected to announce within days that its members have voted overwhelmingly for strike action. Six other health unions have also announced ballots. More than a million staff potentially walking out, including porters, paramedics, physiotherapists and biomedical scientists.
#TheTimes #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

Routine bipolar screening should be ingrained in NHS, say experts

More than 1 million people in the uk are estimated to have bipolar disorder. This leads to extreme changes in mood and energy levels far beyond most people’s experiences of feeling happy or a bit down. A national director of mood disorders should be ingrained into the NHS.
#NHS #News #Health #MentalHealth


3 months ago

Genetic tests could identify people at risk of heart disease, NHS study finds

GPs in the north-east and north cumbria have used predictive genetic tests to identify people most at risk of heart disease in the first pilot of the technology. A further 700,000 people in England aged 45 to 64 had a high enough risk to be recommended statins, but were “invisible to the NHS”.
#NHS #England #News #Science #Genetics


3 months ago

Who were the girls who died after NHS mental health service failings?

Three girls died within eight months of each other in 2019-20, an independent investigation has found. She had anxiety, depression, an eating disorder and a history of serious self-harm. Her family said she was a 'beautiful, courageous, caring, independent young women'
#NHS #North #News #Health #MentalHealth


3 months ago

NHS leaders warn Rishi Sunak not to ‘watch while health service crumbles’

Rishi Sunak has been asked by NHS leaders to not ask for further savings. NHS Confederation warns patient safety will be ‘at real risk’ if more cuts are introduced. Government is yet to confirm whether long-term workforce plan will be funded. Mr Sunak enters Downing Street ahead of looming NHS strike action, with nursing unions set to make their decision.
#RishiSunak #NHS #DowningStreet #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

NHS leaders call for clarity over funding to prevent winter bed blocking

The lib dems branded the adult social care discharge fund a “sticking plaster” and called on the government to “get a grip” on the multiple crises facing the NHS ahead of what is expected to be a difficult winter. A million people in England are waiting for care, many stranded in hospital beds due to the lack of space in care homes.
#TheIndependent #England #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

Cost of living crisis is forcing nurses to quit their NHS pensions

The number of staff leaving the NHS pension scheme has doubled from 30,270 to 66,167 in just one year, according to an analysis by The Royal College of Nursing. Between April and July 2021, 11,500 staff said they opted out of their pension due to affordability and “facing other financial priorities” in 2020 this doubled to 23,000. The ballot for nurses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is set to close next week.
#NHS #England #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

‘A real and present danger’: NHS cuts will put lives at risk, health leader warns

The government is “living in a fantasy land” if it believes it can cut funds to the NHS without endangering patients. He also did not reverse his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng’s decision to scrap the £7bn health and social levy.
#KwasiKwarteng #NHS #News #Business #Markets


3 months ago

NHS sets up ‘winter war rooms’ to save A&E wards from collapse

'winter war rooms' will provide accurate information on bed capacity in hospitals and care homes. 'clinicians and experts' can identify pressure points and act to reduce deadly ambulance delays and lengthy waits in A&E.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

Record 7 million people awaiting hospital treatment, says NHS England

Just 56.9% of patients attending major A&Es seen within four hours - a record low. NHS England failed to meet seven out of eight of its stated cancer targets. NHS warned hospitals in England may be forced to cancel operations to protect their stocks because of staff shortages. Figures prompted concern that the embattled health service can no longer cope.
#NHSEngland #England #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

Bullied 12-year-old struggled to get mental health support before suicide, inquest hears

The mother of a bullied 12-year-old girl has said her daughter struggled to get mental health support on the NHS in the months before she killed herself. She accused her school of failing to deal with inappropriate messages circulating among pupils. Inquest heard that she took her daughter to a GP over self-harm concerns in may 2020.
#TheGuardian #News #Health #MentalHealth


3 months ago

NHS England could face £7bn budget shortfall next year, finance chief warns

GP services, cancer care and mental health treatment may face cuts. He disclosed that NHS England may have to cover £6bn-£7bn of unexpected extra costs in 2023-24. The gap is a big increase on the estimated £4bn in extra costs the NHS is having to absorb this year for similar reasons.
#NHSEngland #News #Health #Healthcare


4 months ago

UK NHS mental health hospital staff in Manchester caught torturing & abusing patients

A psychiatrist said the hospital misconduct depicted the staff's "corruption, perversion, aggression, hostility, lack of boundaries" as many as 40 patients and 25 staff were involved in the crime, and dozens have since been discharged from their duties.
#NHS #Manchester #News #Health #MentalHealth


4 months ago

Health secretary sets up £500m fund to discharge medically fit NHS patients

Ministers are setting up a £500m adult social care discharge fund. The fund is intended to relieve the pressure on overstretched hospitals. 13,000 of 100,000 general and acute hospital beds are currently filled with "delayed discharge" patients.
#NHS #News #Health #Healthcare


4 months ago

How to live longer: The five habits that could cause premature ageing

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has listed five misleading habits that could be hampering your health. The NHS recommends that adults aged 19 to 64 do at least two hours of physical strength training a week. The average person will lose about three and eight percent of their muscle mass per decade after age 30.
#AmericanAssociationofRetiredPersons #News #Health #Nutrition


5 months ago

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Symptoms include tingling or numbness in feet

A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated. Symptoms include numbness or tingling sensations in the hands and feet. Other complications can include vision problems, memory loss, infertility, and stomach cancer. The NHS says a deficiency can increase the risk of developing stomach cancer if it is caused by pernicious anaemia.
#Express.co.uk #News #Health #Nutrition


5 months ago

NHS pilots genetic testing to predict risk of heart disease

World-first pilot of predictive genetic testing aims to identify those at high risk of cardiovascular disease. 1,000 healthy volunteers aged between 45 and 64 years old will be offered the tests. The pilot could be the first step towards a wider rollout of genetic testing on the NHS.
#NHS #News #Science #Genetics


5 months ago

Monkeypox scare: Second positive case confirmed in Kerala's Kannur

The second positive case of monkeypox confirmed in Kannur District, Kerala State Health Ministry said. The first case is that of a Keralite who returned from the UAE on July 12. The disease is a relative of smallpox, causing a rash that often begins on the face, according to the UK's NHS website.
#NHS #Keralite #KannurDistrict #LawGovernment #Government


6 months ago

UK’s ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak announces bid to succeed Boris Johnson

British Conservative Rishi Sunak declared his candidacy to become the party’s next leader. The 42-year-old was born to an Indian family of a pharmacist mother and a National Health Service (NHS) GP father. His grandparents are from Punjab and his grandfather moved to East Africa when there was widespread feeling against Indians.
#RishiSunak #NationalHealthService #BritishConservative #Indian #Punjab #News #Politics


7 months ago

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