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Drug Herceptin To Be Recommended To All Breast Cancer Patients

...o early stage breast cancer patients. Primary care trusts (PCTs) is currently to fund Herceptin treatment for women with early stage breast cancer, if they so wish, but campaigners say lack of funds and official approval mean that many women who could benefit are being denied the drug. The Government is c...

Doctors attacked for complacency against pandemic threat

...ls, doctors’ practices and National Health Service trusts to inform him of contingency plans for coping with mass casualties. Donaldson fears that the current level of precautions could lead to a lethal strain of flu arriving unnoticed. “Many doctors think, ‘Flu is flu, we see it every winter’,” Donalds...

Children Are Indifferent To Obesity

... thus afflicted also pay taxes. The primary care trusts of the area have declared that operations will not be conducted on people who have a Body Mass Index of 30....

Shortage Of Funds In Primary Care Trust In UK

...ealth care. "Patients will be the real losers if trusts are forced to cut services just to balance their books on March 31 instead of being allowed to use financial management techniques that private companies use routinely”, said Mr. Edwards, policy director of the NHS. In addition, he has also said that...

Smokers May Be Denied Heart Surgery

...tors. The guidance of NICE will be quoted by three trusts in East Suffolk which refused to give hip or knee transplants to obese people. Heart bypass surgeries to smokers and liver transplants to drinkers will be less effective because of the habits of the patients. Each case will be judged individually a...

Overweight, smokers and drunks beware: treatment could be denied

... of measures to be taken by the three primary care trusts in the area in an attempt to save money locally for the NHS. The reason cited is that the risks of operating on obese patients are higher and the treatment may be less effective, with replacement joints wearing out sooner.So the statement is partial...

UK children getting high on binge drinking

...k. With the Government now pressing primary care trusts to stop spending in an attempt to plug the hole in NHS deficits, he expressed concern that preventative measures to tackle the causes of these hospital admissions, such as alcohol treatment services, are not scrapped. Throughout the year reports ha...

Hospitals May Face Funds Crunch

... are being frozen. The scale of the debts that the trusts will run into has been questioned by the Commons Public Accounts Committee in the country. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust is already reported to be technically insolvent as a result of its debts. The country’s community hospitals provide better s...

Many Indian Doctors Live In Poverty

... their visas, in addition to having to pay the NHS trusts money to get the necessary local experience which will guarantee them a good job. A ten-day course to prepare for the Plab test costs £150. The local recruitment agencies which hire doctors for the NHS however appear to be prospering. ...

NHS Audit Commission Warns Possible Financial Collapse In Sussex And Surrey

...The financial deficit faced by primary health care trusts and hospitals is believed to reach £75m by the end...ely. The combined deficit in five other healthcare trusts was £11.3m. Although some improvement is seen in the financial situation of a few trusts, overall th...

UK Doctors Fear Shortages Could Hit Public Health Drive

...g a Patient-led NHS has prompted some primary care trusts to freeze public health recruitment. BMA public health doctors estimate as many as 100 public health juniors could be trapped at specialist registrar level or forced out of the specialty altogether. The Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleg...

Doctors In UK Have Reservations About NHS Plan

... by the doctors to the community. The primary care trusts are operating where the responsibility has not been taken up by the doctors. Community services are receiving greater focus from the NHS as this will serve to contribute towards bringing down expensive hospital treatment. The community services ca...

Health conditions and patient treatment affected by a financial crunch

The trusts of NHS of UK are on a desperate measure to save mo...ve your operation until next year. It is up to the trusts and the PCTs to sort out their own financial pressures." On the side of the trust the motion is ...

Shortage of NHS funds: Many Couples Denied Infertility Treatment

...odalities. A majority of the primary health care trusts (PCTs) indeed accept that their norms are severe t... The financial constraint faced by the health care trusts and the lack of Government funding is a significant block in effective implementation of free IVF tr...

NHS financial crisis may lead to roll back of flexi-work scheme and private acquisition

...£ 948 million which shows clearly the situation of trusts in England. This reason of financial deficit is the cause of possible roll back of flexible working doctors who are mostly made up of women doctors who wanted to have a flexible career after child birth and through this scheme more than 2500 doctor...

New UK Policy Threatens The Flexible Working Scheme

...ear of 2001. In the previous year one in four trusts showed loss in the financial side leaving an overa...ing the scheme because of the only reason that the trusts cannot be able to afford it. He also said that they would have to discuss with Lord Warner. The...

Ofcom To Assess The Bedside Call Charges

... This agreement between the government, local NHS trusts and the providers have been very successful. Now Patientline gives equipments in reduced price and increase the call charges. They can have 15-year contracts and it takes almost 7 years before the providers can see the profits. All the callers are ...

NHS To Pay More Attention To Its Finances

...hat she is calling for, the survival of the health trusts will depend upon their capacity to attract patient...ture is responsible for the losses incurred by the trusts in the 2005-2006 year. There has been an overspending of £948 million for the half-year period alone...

Sex Health Clinics Unable To Meet Increasing Demand

... Government is consumed by the primary health care trusts that are facing severe financial deficit. Therefore, a very small proportion of the funds reach the sexual health clinics. In response to the above situation, the Government has now announced that sex health clinics would be considered one among the ...

NHS Trust Would Soon Take On The Hospital Superbug

... to send specialized squad teams to major hospital trusts // in an attempt to restrict spread of the deadly ...althcare NHS Trust is one of the three health care trusts that has expressed interest in participation of a Government scheme that would provide tips to comba...

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