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A health centre in Yorkshire has written to patients who need minor surgical procedures telling them they are no longer to be funded by the NHS.  The letter details their options to undergo the treatment privately, with a list of four providers and costs.  However, one of the providers is a company that is owned by the doctor’s practice.
The company, HBG Ltd., is one of four options offered to the patients.  The type of procedures it refers to is those such as wart removal, mole removal, cyst removal and ingrowing …

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The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has issued a warning that poor post-operative care for many of the nation’s most vulnerable patients is causing thousands of needless deaths.
In the rush to meet targets, such as getting patients into surgery within 18 weeks, many are simply left on regular wards after their operation and not getting the specialist care necessary.  Their after care is being left to junior doctors instead of the specialised units where care is provided by experienced nurses and consultants.
This is leading to unacceptably high mortality rates for …

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As summer draws to a close and thoughts head towards the long winter months ahead, health ministers are urging people in the ‘at risk’ group not to forget their influenza vaccinations.
Last year saw a high number of people contract flu – an illness which can prove fatal for the elderly, very young, expectant mothers and those with underlying medical conditions.  This group are routinely offered the flu jab every year from their GP.  Ministers are hopeful that if as many people as possible take advantage of the vaccination, a similar …

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The Department of Health issued a ‘Dementia Commissioning Pack’ yesterday (Thursday 21/07/11) warning of the dangers of routinely prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to those with dementia.
Thousands of people across the UK are taking a chemical cocktail of drugs – many unnecessarily – that potentially cause health problems that can be fatal.  These drugs can cause other medical conditions to worsen, with the likelihood of a CVA (stroke) being one of the highest risks.  They are also known to speed up the rate of mental decline.
It’s estimated that five people per day …

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The way in which long term medical conditions are managed must be reformed according to Sir John Oldham, Department of Health’s Clinical lead on Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP).
He predicts that by 2050 the number of people suffering with multiple long term conditions will triple, putting huge strain on NHS resources.
He explains that the best way forward will be to integrate care given to patients at a local level stating that we currently have, “we have a Monty Pythonesque queue of people outside a person’s house, it segments a …