Patients on 36 hospital wards in England would not recommend them to loved ones, the first set of data from the NHS friends and family test reveals today.
The test – which the NHS claims will drive up choice and quality by improving transparency – was introduced in April and asks patients [...]
Monitor will examine whether primary care services ‘act in best interests of patients’
Monitor, the NHS regulator, is asking for evidence on access to family doctors as part of a review of GP services in England.
The regulator announced this week that it is to examine the commissioning and provision of GP services to [...]
Group risk provider Canada Life is warning employers to be alive to the risks associated with presenteeism, as a survey by the insurer shows more than nine in 10 employees have gone to work while ill.
A number of experts have warned in recent months that presenteeism – where employees come to work [...]
Women face delays ‘at every turn’, says report
UK women with ovarian cancer are having their lives cut short due to delays in diagnosis, according to a report out today.
Target Ovarian Cancer’s Pathfinder Study, which is being launched at the House of Commons today, has found that one in four women diagnosed with [...]
Labour is claiming that NHS networks for cancer, heart and stroke are in chaos after Freedom of Information (FoI) data revealed they have had their funding and staff numbers cut.
The clinical networks oversee the care of patients and were set up to improve care and prevention of disease.
Today’s figures, obtained by Labour, [...]
Medical journal says cholesterol-lowering pills can reduce the risk of heart problems, especially in the over-50s
Millions of over-50s could safeguard their health by taking statins, according to a study that found the drugs benefit healthy people with no heart problems.
Statins could benefit
The findings could lead to a change in policy by the NHS, [...]
Towers Watson urges UK businesses to avoid ‘work till you drop’ culture
British workers are heading for a “burn-out” as excessive pressures and long hours take their toll, a leading employee benefits consultancy is warning.
A report by Towers Watson, the Global Workforce Study, reveals that a third of UK employees say they [...]
The number of women living with cancer in the UK is set to almost quadruple over the next 30 years, far outstripping the number of men with the disease, a leading cancer charity is warning.
Figures from Macmillan Cancer Support forecast that the number of women with lung cancer will rise 35 [...]
Parliamentary committee demands reassurance that ‘failure regime’ would kick in
Health ministers have failed to clarify what would happen if the very real possibility of NHS organisations going bust actually happens, a Parliamentary committee has warned.
A report by the House of Commons public accounts committee claims that while NHS bodies report a [...]
Calls for change in NHS older patient care
The NHS must prepare for a “dramatic” increase in the number of older women living with breast cancer over the next 30 years, according to a major cancer charity.
Research funded by Macmillan Cancer Support published today predicts that the number of women aged 65 [...]