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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

One Team week of action to celebrate the NHS ’ s unsung workers
UNISON will be celebrating the valuable work of NHS support staff during its One Team week of action next month. The union’s health branches are being encouraged to hold events during the week of 5-9 June. With the theme of ‘Ask me about my job’, the week aims to raise the profile of vital members of the NHS team, who are so often overlooked by patients, politicians and the public. “Without porters, cleaners, IT staff and medical secretaries, to name a few, our NHS simply wouldn’t work,” said UNISON head of health Christina McAnea. “Despite this, NHS support staff don’t ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health care National Health Service NHS NHS staff one team for patient care Source Type: news

NHS questions use of patient data by Google AI firm
The senior data protection adviser to the U.K. National Health Service (NHS)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Massive cyberattack cripples U.K. health services (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hospitals remain key targets as ransomware attacks expected to increase
The British National Health Service was attacked with "WannaCry" ransomware. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experts fight back against ransomware as countries brace for more cyber attacks
After a massive ransomeware cyber attack hit hospitals in Britain and organizations around the world last week, technology experts worked through the night to patch computer systems, according to Security Minister Ben Wallace. The British government said 48 of the 248 health service trusts in the U.K. were impacted by Friday’s attack. Hospitals were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments. Officials voiced concerned that family doctors’ surgeries could be targeted today. A virus dubbed WannaCry blocked more than 200,000 computers around the globe, demanding a ransom from users to regain control of ...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Software / IT Cybersecurity Source Type: news

Massive global ransomware attack underscores vulnerability of critical infrastructure needed to sustain life
(Natural News) A day before a global ransomware attack crippled the National Health Service in Britain and struck Russian government offices as well as institutions in dozens of other countries, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instructing federal department heads to focus on strengthening cybersecurity, with an eye toward protecting critical national infrastructure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is what happens when government cyber weapons get loose
(Natural News) The massive global ransomware attack that occured on Friday and which permeated governments, corporations and Britain’s entire National Health Service, was conducted with malware developed by – and stolen from – the U.S. National Security Agency. Known as “WannaCry,” the theft of the malware and its posting online has left many asking what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS: No evidence of patient data breach in cyberattack
Britain's National Health Service does not have any evidence that patient data was breached following a ransomware attack, the agency said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK healthcare systems hit by massive ransomware attack
Hospitals and healthcare establishments in Britain today were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments after getting hit with a massive ransomware cyber attack. The UK’s National Health Service said that dozens of organizations have been affected by the ransomware attack, causing major disruptions to IT systems. Ransomware attacks typically remotely encrypt files on a computer and hold them until the owners, or users of the files, pay a fee. The NHS said that the attack involved a variant of the Wanna Decryptor malware program, but that the NHS and the UK were not specifically targeted. No patient data wa...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Software / IT Cybersecurity Source Type: news

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries With a Stolen N.S.A. Tool
Computer users in as many as 74 countries were reported to be disrupted by the ransomware attack, mostly affecting Britain and Russia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAN BILEFSKY and NICOLE PERLROTH Tags: Cyberattacks and Hackers National Health Service Great Britain Source Type: news

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool
Computer users in as many as 74 countries were reported to be disrupted by the ransomware attack, mostly affecting Britain and Russia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAN BILEFSKY and NICOLE PERLROTH Tags: Cyberattacks and Hackers National Health Service Great Britain Source Type: news

Cyberattacks in 12 Nations Said to Use Leaked N.S.A. Hacking Tool
The attack was part of a so-called ransomware attack around the world, affecting countries from Russia to Spain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAN BILEFSKY and NICOLE PERLROTH Tags: Cyberattacks and Hackers National Health Service Great Britain Source Type: news

Cyberattack in U.K. Hits 16 Health Institutions
So-called ransomware attacks were also reported in Spain and Portugal, but it was not clear if those were related. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAN BILEFSKY and RAPHAEL MINDER Tags: Cyberattacks and Hackers National Health Service Great Britain Source Type: news