Navigation Links
MPs Term New Out of Hours Medical Care as ‘Shambolic

A committee of MPs have termed the shake-up of the out of hours health care system in England as "shambolic" that only led to longer waits and higher costs//.

The public accounts committee claimed that the new health care providers are spending 22% more than before yet have not met many key targets.

In 2004 most GPs had opted out of the organisation of the service in 2004 after which PCTs took over in 90% of cases.

The NAO mentioned that the PCTs had little experience of running such services and were poorly prepared for the transfer between April and December 2004.

As a result many contracts were signed late or not at all. Where external providers took over the service, contracts were not signed in two thirds of cases by September 2005.

This has led to insufficient monitoring of official service standards.

The NAO report also found only 21% of trusts were able to show that they had given a face-to-face consultation at a patient's home within one hour for urgent cases.

About of half of the PCTs simply did not have the information making it difficult to be sure that patients' safety had not been compromised.

The NAO did report that the service was now beginning to reach a satisfactory standard although one in five patients was still shown to be unsatisfied.

The report also raised concerns about the costs of the new service which rose from the Department of Health estimate of £322m to £392m in the first year.

The financial impact of this increase in cost has been considerable for PCTs, the report said.

Dr Hamish Meldrum of the British Medical Association has called for a better integration of services as well as planning.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Heart Attack Patients Reaching Hospital During Off-Hours Have Increased Risk Of Death
2. Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly
3. Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours
4. Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief
5. A Trip To Mars And Back To Take Five Hours
6. Long Hours of Sleep Increases the Risk of Parkinsons disease
7. 240 Hours And Counting As Mahajan Continues To Battle For Life
8. Long Hours At Computer Screen May Also Cause Deep Vein Thrombosis
9. Warning! Working For Long Hours On Your Computer Can Be Lethal
10. Minor Fire At AIIMS In The Wee Hours Today
11. New Diagnostic Test Detects Avian Flu In Less Than 12 Hours
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: MPs Term New Out Hours Medical Care

(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Insuranceautoquote.info has released ... online auto insurance quotes . , Clients can ... single website. The online environment provides important advantages for ... , Drivers who do not have coverage for ... during any season, day or hour. Many agencies offer ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Patients who undergo radiation for a ... in life, but the disease is likely to differ ... to radiation. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the details ... here to read it now. , Scientists from ... 45 patients who had both a hematologic cancer (like ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... More than 2000 styles of newly designed prom ... online store carrying celebrity inspired special occasion dresses. With ... perfect dresses for their prom. For those who are ... TheCelebrityDresses.com would be an ideal choice. , "We ... inspired by the most loved styles seen at this ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... “ ArcAngel ” was featured on NewsWatch as ... the latest and coolest applications on the market ... AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app review and shared ... , In a turbulent world, people may find themselves in ... be their first move, but some situations can be avoided ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Heritage Woods of McLeansboro, a Gardant affordable assisted ... on April 20 with a day full of activities ... soul. , The community, which is located at 605 ... all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some ... is observed every April and highlights the communities within ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Clients Can Review Car Insurance Quotes Online To Find Low Cost Offers! 2Health News:New Study Examines Relationship Between Radiation for Hematologic Cancers and Development of Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Prom Dresses 2015 on Sale at TheCelebrityDresses.com 2Health News:A Personal Safety Application was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 2Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 3
... perpetual inventory management system designed to meet unique ... and GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 29 Omnicell, Inc. ... of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, and ... Specialty supply chain management systems (formerly known as ...
... 29 The Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles will ... master of Quigong - an ancient practice of physical fitness, ... to balance and retain youthfulness in the body. The ... & 8th at the Center for the Arts in Eagle ...
... Mettler-Toledo,International Inc. (NYSE: MTD ) today announced ... results on Thursday, February 5, 2009,at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ... on the Company,s website. A replay of the webcast ... METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision ...
... drug-free approach to common childhood ailments, complement pediatricians.ARLINGTON, ... parents are adding pediatric chiropractic care as an ... data indicates that the percentage of chiropractic patients ... least 8.5 percent since 1991, says the American ...
... between two important protein kinase signaling pathways that are ... in the January 30th issue of the journal ... multiple types of cancer. , The protein kinase LKB1 ... pathway couples energy metabolism with cell growth, proliferation and ...
... The commonwealth,s latest statewide survey on uninsured ... health insurance coverage -- an increase from a similar ... "Overall, the study showed that increases in uninsured numbers ... certain ethnic groups and most geographic areas," Ario said. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Shands HealthCare Increases Operational Efficiency in Surgical Suites With Omnicell Supply Systems 2Health News:Shands HealthCare Increases Operational Efficiency in Surgical Suites With Omnicell Supply Systems 3Health News:World-renowned Instructor of the Healing Practice of Qigong to Teach in Los Angeles Mar. 7 & 8 2Health News:Increasing Number of Children Receive Pediatric Chiropractic Care 2Health News:Oncogene inhibits tumor suppressor to promote cancer: Study links B-RAF and LKB1 2Health News:More Pennsylvanians Are Without Insurance and Health Care, Insurance Department Survey Shows 2Health News:More Pennsylvanians Are Without Insurance and Health Care, Insurance Department Survey Shows 3Health News:More Pennsylvanians Are Without Insurance and Health Care, Insurance Department Survey Shows 4
(Date:4/17/2015)... , Apr. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Mammography Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" ... analyzes the worldwide markets for Mammography Equipment in US$ ... and Digital Mammography Equipment. The report provides separate comprehensive ... Japan , Europe ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7qs3dw/corporate ... Reputation of Pharma in 2014 - a Perspective of ... their offering. This independent study, funded by ... with an interest in diabetes on the corporate reputation ... industry as a whole) in 2014. The results from ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, ADR:BMICY), a ... innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and diseases ... of data from three of its most advanced oncology ... (AACR) 106 th Annual Meeting being held from ... USA. The presentation on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mammography Equipment (Analog & Digital) Market 2015-2020 - Global Strategic Business Report: Breast Imaging Screening Programs Push Sales 2Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 2Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 3Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 4Perspective of Diabetes Patient Groups on the Corporate Reputation of Pharma in 2014: 130 patient groups with an interest in diabetes from 34 countries 5Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 2Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 3Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 4Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 5
... DIEGO, Sept. 13 Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Stifel Nicolaus Annual Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 17, 2010 ... being held at the Four Seasons in Boston.  Steve Worland, ... an overview of Anadys and its clinical development programs. ...
... 13 Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... the requirements for CE IVD labeling and has significantly ... kit throughout most of the European Union. The SURVEYOR ... Transgenomic,s family of mutation detection kits, which features proprietary ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Transgenomic Expands Distribution of SURVEYOR® Scan K-RAS Mutation Detection Kit With CE IVD Mark 2Transgenomic Expands Distribution of SURVEYOR® Scan K-RAS Mutation Detection Kit With CE IVD Mark 3Transgenomic Expands Distribution of SURVEYOR® Scan K-RAS Mutation Detection Kit With CE IVD Mark 4Transgenomic Expands Distribution of SURVEYOR® Scan K-RAS Mutation Detection Kit With CE IVD Mark 5
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: