More NHS trusts hit financial problems

Auditors raise concerns over 19 hospital trusts The Audit Commission have referred 19 NHS trusts to ministers because of concerns about their financial health. The referrals were made after a review of 98 trusts, which run a combination of hospital, ambulance and community services. The 19 trusts in question have been passed over to ministers because […]

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Is funding crisis real?

Health minister dismisses claims that NHS finances are heading into crisis Junior health minister Dan Poulter has ignored warnings from leading think tank Nuffield Trust, disputing their claims that the NHS could experience a funding crisis before the 2015 general election. The report ‘Into the Red’ revealed that NHS budgets would continue to deteriorate this […]

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Drug resistance causes 5,000 UK deaths

Prime minister acts to combat antibiotic resistance Conservative prime minister David Cameron has launched investigations into tackling the threat of antibiotic resistance, as he states that the world could be “cast back into the dark ages of medicine” unless the situation is dealt with promptly. His recent review begs why so few anti-microbial drugs have been introduced […]

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