The Government is proposing NHS patients be given new rights in respect of complaints, end of life care and single sex accommodation.
As part of a consultation launched today on changes to the NHS Constitution, the Department of Health is proposing that patients, their families and carers have the right to [...]
Almost half of employers polled in a nationwide survey would support the introduction of an auto-enrolment scheme for long-term sickness absence protection, reveal statistics published today.
A survey of 1,000 employees and 500 employers, carried out for Aviva by OnePoll, found that 43% of bosses say workers should be automatically signed [...]
Unhealthy lifestyles driving increase
Worldwide cancer rates are set to almost double in the next 20 years as unhealthy lifestyle factors drive up rates in developed countries, a study has found.
The study, published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, said that Britain and other developed nations will see a surge in lung, [...]
The Patients Association is calling for the Government to take action to cut NHS waiting times after research by the body revealed a 6% increase in waiting times last year.
A Freedom of Information request from the Patients Association to NHS Acute Trusts in England revealed that waiting times [...]
Cancer Research UK figures signal warning for females
Rates of lung cancer in women are continuing to rise, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.
The charity said today that more than 18,000 UK women were diagnosed with the disease in 2009. Rates of the disease have risen to 39.3 for every 100,000 UK [...]
More than eight in ten GPs believe that there will be greater rationing of care in the NHS as a result of the financial challenges facing the health service.
Research published this week suggests that 85% of family doctors believe that the government will have to set out more clearly what care [...]
Thousands of patients with depression are still waiting more than six months for NHS counselling and other talking therapies, despite the Government’s £170m investment in improving access to treatment.
At least 10 primary care trusts (PCTs) in England have waits of more than six months to see a trained counsellor. Patients referred [...]