Social Media

The upfront charges paid by temporary migrants to the UK to use the NHS are to double, the Government has announced. Ministers said the move would raise around £220 million a year for the health service while ensuring migrants made "fair contribution" towards its costs. The increase to the immigration…
NHS computer systems in Wales have been restored after a technical glitch left many staff unable to access them on Wednesday. The problem affected two data centres, according to the county's department of health. They added that there were no data security issues during the outage. The British Medical Association…
It is "morally wrong" for doctors to charge victims of domestic violence for a letter to prove they were abused, a housing minister has said. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth said anyone could ask to be given their medical records for free, removing the need for letters from their GP, but…
Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) has awarded a contract worth £1.4million to Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to deliver a ‘Link Worker’ resource to the city over the next two years. The ACHSCP recognises the current and future challenges posed by an ageing population with long-term…
Doctors' leaders have expressed concern over "widespread" rota gaps. The British Medical Association said that staffing and financial pressures facing the NHS were leading to delays in treatment and doctors "juggling" large numbers of patients. The comments came after a poll of 900 doctors from across the UK found many…
A doctor will be sentenced for committing a string of sex attacks on patients, including women who had complained of back pain and hay fever. Jaswant Rathore was convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court after a seven-week trial which heard he conducted unnecessary massage "treatment" to satisfy his sexual desires. The…
Cuts to the public health budget mean smokers in many areas can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, health experts have warned. There is now at least one local authority in England where there is a zero budget for addressing smoking, a report by Cancer Research UK…
Hundreds of thousands of English patients are missing out on cheaper NHS prescriptions, new analysis suggests. More than 800,000 people would have been better off if they had purchased a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC), according to MoneySavingExpert.com. The certificates enable patients to make a one-off payment and then get as…
Tens of thousands of patients are expected to be affected after hospitals in England were told to delay pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments until the end of the month due to severe winter pressures. In a drastic step to try to free up hospital staff and beds, NHS England…
A new free app which shows how busy local NHS services are will help people to spend less time waiting for treatment. The app, NHSquicker, allows people in Devon and Cornwall to view up-to-date waiting times for local emergency departments and minor injuries units, as well as how long it…
The NHS is under "severe pressure" as it faces potentially the worst flu season in two decades, health service experts have warned. NHS Providers said the health service in England would be "sorely tested" during the colder months, when there was traditionally a significant rise in demand for services due…
The new £4 million Canolfan Goffa Ffestiniog, health and social care centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog has today been officially opened by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething. The changes to the services in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area were made following engagement and public consultation. The Health Board has worked with partners and…
Page 12 of 16