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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...
In an attempt to combat health tourism, providers of NHS treatment have now been required to make sure that patients in England are eligible to receive free care whereas patients, ineligible for free NHS care,...
Figures from the university admissions service, UCAS, have revealed an 18 percent reduction in nursing applications this year (the largest fall on record).  In addition to this, the end of cycle report for 2017 revealed...
During today’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the NHS will receive a one-off cash injection of £2.8 billion. This includes £350million of immediate funds for this coming winter, £1.6 billion for 2018/19 and £850...
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will relocate from London to Amsterdam following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The new location was decided upon by European Commission and now the Agency has just over...
According to figures released by the Department for International Development, the UK paid £13.3 billion in overseas foreign aid last year, meeting the target of 0.7% of the country’s gross domestic product. Of this, £1.5...