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Millions of patients have failed to turn up to their appointments between January and June, resulting in almost £350 million waste in the NHS. According to the latest figures from NHS England, out of the...
The biggest recruitment drive in the entire history of the National Health Service has been launched in a bid to fill around 100,000 vacancies. The £8 million campaign, called “We Are The NHS”, will target...
A report published today (Friday 8th June), by the National Audit Office (NAO), revealed that the sharp and unexpected rise in some generic medicines has cost the NHS an extra £315m during the year 2017-2018...
Parks and green spaces generate health benefits worth a total of £34 billion annually*, research by Fields in Trust charity has suggested. Their latest report, Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces, which was compiled using HM...
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced on Wednesday. Speaking in the Commons, the...
Last year, the NHS fell victim to a global ransomware attack which led to the cancellation of nearly 20,000 hospital appointments. However, since the attack, both the government and NHS bodies have allegedly failed to...
Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, has said that freedom from EU law will mean the UK could introduce tougher rules on the food and drink industry. He has suggested that a post-Brexit...
Public Health England wants e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription. The agency wants them to be prescribed on the NHS within the next few years because of how successful they have been at helping...
A health tourism loophole is costing the NHS £20million a year, according to The Sun, a tabloid newspaper. It is believed that millions of fraudsters have taken advantage of the British taxpayer in order to...
A health tourist has racked up more than half a million pounds worth of medical fees after having treatment at a UK hospital. The unnamed patient, who is from outside the EU, received treatment from...