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One-third of cesarean births justified by fear, obesity or age
(Natural News) According to figures from the National Health Service, more women in the United Kingdom are opting to have cesarean deliveries. In 2016, almost 28 percent of women who gave birth underwent a cesarean, which is a three-fold increase since the 1980s. This is including the 12.1 percent of the pregnant women who planned... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomised controlled non-inferiority trial of primary care-based facilitated access to an alcohol reduction website: cost-effectiveness analysis - Hunter R, Wallace P, Struzzo P, Vedova RD, Scafuri F, Tersar C, Lygidakis C, McGregor R, Scafato E, Freemantle N.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the 12-month costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained to the Italian National Health Service of facilitated access to a website for hazardous drinkers compared with a standard face-to-face brief intervention (BI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

BROKE: Single-payer British health system may begin rationing surgeries even if it kills people due to a lack of funding
(Natural News) For anyone who is serious about genuine healthcare reform in the United States, Britain’s National Health Service continues to provide example after example of why Americans should politically punish Sen. Bernie Sanders and any other Democrat who insists in implementing a similar system here. As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, the NHS’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique:India Donates 65 Tonnes of Medicines
[AIM] Maputo -The Indian government on Monday delivered a consignment of 65 tonnes of assorted medicines to the Mozambican Ministry of Health, intended to support the national health service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breaking the Fever: Sustainability and Climate Change in the NHS (National Health Service)
Royal College of Physicians. 03/15/2017 This four-page document gives an overview of the impact of climate change on health care in the United Kingdom, and how physicians and the National Health Service (NHS) can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Health care sustainability refers to the financial, environmental, and social impact of health services. The aim of sustainable healthcare is to provide better care for patients today without compromising health and care provision in the future. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Britain’s socialized care continues to collapse as health secretary warns too many family doctors are leaving the system
(Natural News) It may have been one option once upon a time for the country of England, but as its population has grown over the years — and aged, and gotten more unhealthy — costs of running the National Health Service have skyrocketed past the point where the government can adequately fund its needs. And now,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SMC approves daratumumab for myeloma patients in Scotland
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved the use of daratumumab (Darzalex) to treat myeloma patients on National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHSC Repayment Program Reduces Debt, Offers Opportunity
The National Health Service Corps is accepting applications for a loan repayment program through Oct. 19. Past award recipient Brian Freeman, M.D., M.P.H., writes that it provides an extraordinary benefit. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Tricky Mask of Depression and the Culture of Denial in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week our Thought Leadership Article beams a spotlight on the invisible but alarming disease of depression in Nigeria. Dr. Mona-Lisa Kwentoh is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service. She writes candidly about how depression hides under smiles and pain, and touches on the reluctance of Nigerian culture to accept depression as an illness which needs professional medical care. She points out that family support as well as knowing when to seek care are key for people to (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS calls on Inhealthcare for heart patients' home blood tests
UK-based digital remote care company Inhealthcare has added another of their technology services to the long list of those already offered through the UK ’s National Health Service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Structured group psychoeducation in patients with bipolar disorder delays time to mania and time to any episode compared with a peer support group
Clinical effectiveness and acceptability of structured group psychoeducation versus optimised unstructured peer support for patients with remitted bipolar disorder (PARADES): a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry 2016;3:1029G Ç ô 38.Based in part on the resource heavy group psychoeducation delivered in Barcelona, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) argue that psychological interventions specifically developed for adults with bipolar disorder improve outcome, and therefore have made a developmental quality standard that pati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS refusing services to smokers, obese patients until they go to health boot camp for six months
(Natural News) Obese people, as well as smokers, will be refused of services by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) until they go to a health boot camp for six months to try and lose weight, according to a Daily Mail report. These patients will be referred to the health optimization program of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Deadline Looms: $$ for Doc Training
(MedPage Today) -- Funding for National Health Service Corps, other programs runs out Sept. 30 (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Britain begging US physician assistants to fill staff
The National Health Service (NHS) plans to recruit up to 3,200 PAs to perform minor operations and monitor wards - primarily from the US, which has more than 115,000 of them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sliding Fee Scale Discount Guide for CAHs and RHCs
Guide provides critical access hospital (CAH) and rural health clinic (RHC) executive and management teams with concepts and guidance in developing a Sliding Fee Scale Discount Program. It also assists in gaining an understanding of how sliding fee scale discount programs relate to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) compliance and participation in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FreeStyle ® Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring Technology Gains Reimbursement Approval from the United Kingdom's National Health Service
- REVOLUTIONARY FREESTYLE ® LIBRE SYSTEM ALLOWS PEOPLE WITH DIABETES TO CHECK THEIR GLUCOSE WITHOUT CALIBRATION OR ROUTINE FINGER STICKS[i] (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK Physician Develops Unique Collection System for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Designed to Improve Quality of Urine Specimens
National Health Service estimates 73% of 65-million urine specimens collected annually in the UK are contaminated Wanting to know why so many female patients that present with urinary tract infections (UTIs) require repeat appointments, Dr. Vincent Forte, a family GP and forensic physician who worked for the National Health Service (NHS) for 26 years, began […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 11, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing 4DMedical Solutions clinical laboratory Daily Telegraph Dark Daily dark intelligence gr Source Type: news

England's National Health Service in trouble, services may soon be CLOSED to new patients
(Natural News) Surgery and dental services in England may soon be unavailable to new patients, according to reports by the Daily Mail. Majority of England’s general practitioners (GPs) want to close their surgery lists to new patients in protest at the strain on the National Health Services (NHS), according to survey results reported in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Divided by choice? Private providers, patient choice and hospital sorting in the English National Health service
This study examines the impact of the NHS reforms of the 2000s which enabled privately-owned hospitals to enter the NHS market. It finds that post-reform, poor and ethnic minority patients were much less likely to choose private hospitals; and that the key factors in choice related to the geographic distribution of hospitals and health-based criteria for treatment from private providers.ReportIFS publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - August 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Competition and choice Source Type: news

Scientist Hawking Blames UK Government for   Healthservice'Crisis'Scientist Hawking Blames UK Government for   Healthservice'Crisis '
Physicist Stephen Hawking found himself in a war of words with Britain's Conservative government after he said it had caused a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and was leading it toward a profit-making U.S.-style system.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service
Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for his use of scientific evidence to support changes in the National Health Service (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Three quarters of CDF treatments now approved on NHS
A new report by Cancer Research UK has revealed that 75% of cancer treatments, which were previously only accessible through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), are currently available for patients on the National Health Service (NHS) England. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship between general practice characteristics and attendance at Walk-in Centres, Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments in England 2009/10-2012/2013: a longitudinal study - Tammes P, Morris RW, Brangan E, Checkland K, England H, Huntley A, Lasserson D, MacKichan F, Salisbury C, Wye L, Purdy S.
This study investigated associations of general practice and practice population characteristics with emergency care service attendance r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SAPVoice: The Best Healthcare System In The World Is About Change
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, deemed the best healthcare system in the world by Commonwealth Fund. But these are complex and challenging times for UK ’s most trusted and respected social institution. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: SAP Guest, SAP Tags: sap Source Type: news

SMC approves Amgen ’s carfilzomib for multiple myeloma treatment
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved the routine use of Amgen ’s carfilzomib (Kyprolis), in combination with dexamethasone, for the treatment of multiple myeloma across National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physicians to Congress: Continue Funding Loan Repayment Program
Funding for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program will expire Sept. 30 without legislative action, and the AAFP is helping members speak out. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017
Report describes mental health services in the UK's National Health Service based on inspections and other data.(Care Quality Commission) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS declares total ban on homeopathy and herbal medicine, goes all-in for Big Pharma's chemical medications that are bankrupting the world
(Natural News) The United Kingdom’s publicly funded healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), is on the verge of banning homeopathy and herbal medicine. A new consultation document is being sent out to NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to limit the scope of what doctors can prescribe. Instead of cracking down on expensive and side... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE approves new tolerable drug carflizomib for multiple myeloma patients on NHS
UK ’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved Amgen’s new anti-cancer treatment carflizomib for multiple myeloma patients on the National Health Service (NHS). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS bureaucrats secretly hid truth about contaminated blood being used in transfusions
(Natural News) The United Kingdom’s National Health Service has received a fair amount of criticism for a variety of things over the years. For example, the NHS was recently attacked by the devastating WannaCry ransomware, and the cyber attack left many people skeptical of the universal healthcare system — especially after it was revealed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Hospitals get $27m to improve cybersecurity in wake of WannaCry attack
A group of UK hospitals are receiving $27.3 million (£21 million) to improve their cybersecurity in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred earlier this year and shut down a number of healthcare systems, according to a Guardian report. UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the extra money was pledged to try and stop future malware and ransomware attacks from disrupting operations and appointments at medical centers, according to the report. The full funding will be split across 27 NHS trauma centers across England. Hospitals receiving funding include King’s College, St. Mary’s, Royal Londo...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Health Information Technology Cybersecurity U.K. National Health Service (NHS) Source Type: news

National Health Service Corps Virtual Job Fair
July 18, 2017 6:45-10:15pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman's parents were both killed by contaminated blood transfusions... yet governments still cover it up and deny the truth
(Natural News) Around 34,000 people got infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C via England’s National Health Service‘s (NHS) blood drive back in the 1980s, with more than 2,000 of them losing their lives while others incurring life-long ailments. Lauren Palmer, who is now 33 years old, lost both of her parents to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Guidelines: Counsel Healthy Adults on CVD Risk Reduction USPSTF Guidelines: Counsel Healthy Adults on CVD Risk Reduction
Britain will hold a public inquiry into contaminated blood supplied to patients in the state-run National Health Service which killed at least 2,400 people, the government said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Britain to hold inquiry into contaminated blood scandal which killed 2,400 Britain to hold inquiry into contaminated blood scandal which killed 2,400
Britain will hold a public inquiry into contaminated blood supplied to patients in the state-run National Health Service which killed at least 2,400 people, the government said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Britain to Hold Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood Scandal Britain to Hold Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood Scandal
Britain will hold a public inquiry into contaminated blood supplied to patients in the state-run National Health Service which killed at least 2,400 people, the government said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Britain to hold inquiry into contaminated blood scandal which killed 2,400
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold a public inquiry into contaminated blood supplied to patients in the state-run National Health Service which killed at least 2,400 people, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Google's DeepMind Health independent review panel shares first annual report, raises concerns with data privacy and security
Overhauling the technological capabilities of the UK ’s National Health Service is no easy feat. For Google DeepMind Health – which has positioned itself to handle much of the heavy lifting – an internal review panel has found plenty of room for improvement both on the company’s end as well as the clinicians who practice within the system.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Inhealthcare launches toolkit to help others with NHS digital efforts
Inhealthcare has gotten pretty good at launching technology pilots with the UK's National Health Service, having worked on a number including a back pain management program at James Cook Memorial Hospital and (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blog: 69 years our nation ’s greatest institution and most remarkable achievement
Today marks the 69th anniversary of our nation’s greatest institution and most remarkable achievement – the National Health Service.In 1948, in the aftermath of global war, and in a country still rationing food, a system was established by which anyone – everyone – could receive the treatment they needed, funded by taxation and free at the point of use. Need, not cost, would be what determined the care you received. In 1948, in the aftermath of global war, and in a country still rationing food, a system was established by which anyone – everyone – could receive the treatment they needed,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS Source Type: news

Xiapex(R) Gets Recommendation to be Made Available on National Health Service in England
STOCKHOLM, June 30, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi™) today announces that for the first time people in England with the disabling hand condition Dupuytren's disease will have access to Xiapex&reg... Biopharmaceuticals, Reimbursement Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Sobi , Xiapex, Dupuytren's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jeremy Corbyn: “ My thanks to everybody from UNISON for all that you did ”
This is the full text of the speech Jeremy Corbyn gave to UNISON’s national delegate conference on Friday. “Thank you for inviting me here today to your annual conference. It is a great pleasure to be back in Brighton for the first time since the election. Not only did the Labour Party increase our majority in Hove from just over 1,000 to almost 19,000 but we also gained Brighton Kemptown. The brilliant Lloyd Russell-Moyle turned a Tory majority of almost 700 into a Labour majority of 10,000, the biggest majority that any MP of any party has ever had in that constituency. Here in the South-East overall, Labour ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2017 NDC delegate conference jeremy corbyn labour link Labour Party national delegate conference 2017 ndc 2017 Source Type: news

SICK: Children under six are being prescribed antidepressants by doctors
(Natural News) What sort of world are we living in when children below the age of six are being given antidepressants? A rather sordid one if the National Health Service (NHS) figures are anything to go by. Of the 198,906 prescriptions of antidepressants handed out to those under 18 in the UK, a shocking 12,756... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza: Guidance to the NHS (National Health Service) on Current and Future Preparedness for An Influenza Pandemic
NHS (National Health Service) England. 01/30/2017 This 10-page document informs readers of key documentation from NHS (National Health Service) England, Public Health England (PHE), and the Department of Health (DH) related to pandemic influenza preparedness and response. It describes the current status of relevant guidance, frameworks, and strategies; and provides a strategic overview of work that will be carried out by these organizations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UK will pay for Roche breast cancer drug at center of price row
LONDON (Reuters) - A Roche breast cancer drug at the center of a prolonged pricing row in Britain will now be paid for routinely, following a discount deal between the company and the National Health Service, the country's cost watchdog said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Application and Other Forms Utilized by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP), the NHSC Students To Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP), and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP), OMB No. 0915-0146-Revision
Notice of intent from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to revise the application and other forms used by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program, the NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP), and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP). Revisions include the removal of two forms for the NHSC S2S LRP application section. Comments regarding the proposed revisions must be submitted no later than July 17, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Surveillance Cameras in Fight Against Theft of Medicines
[AIM] Maputo -The Health Directorate in the central Mozambican province of Manica is working to strengthen security systems to end the thefts of drugs from medical stores of the National Health Service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four in ten NHS trusts to cut routine operations
The King ’s Fund said National Health Service managers were increasingly having to make ‘tough decisions’ on how to spend their money. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WannaCry Ransomware Holds Critical Data Hostage Worldwide, Including UK ’s National Health Service and Russia’s Interior Ministry
Attack on computer systems worldwide highlights critical importance for hospitals and medical laboratories to regularly update IT infrastructure and software While Internet connectivity and automation are changing the landscape of both healthcare and diagnostic testing facilities, it is also creating new ways for things to go catastrophically wrong. The WannaCry ransomware attack on May 12th […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing clinical laboratory Comae Technologies cyber-attacks Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report FiLM Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine Kern Medical Center Matthieu Suiche Source Type: news