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Charging for GP visits would deter the poor and create a scarce resource

Charging for GP visits would deter the poor and create a scarce resource | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: First thoughts: Is support for a free-at-the-point-of-need GP service really a minority view among doctors or a sign of economic pressure?
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Doctors who abused Liverpool Care Pathway face disciplinary action - Telegraph

Doctors who abused Liverpool Care Pathway face disciplinary action - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Hospitals will today be told to review the treatment of every patient who has been on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway after an independent review found examples of abuse across the NHS.
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Serco's GP out-of-hours service in Cornwall 'substandard', say MPs

Serco's GP out-of-hours service in Cornwall 'substandard', say MPs | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Committee condemns falsification of data and fact that underperformance only came to light because of whistleblowers
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Not just in Cornwall, I'll warrant...

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Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos

Brain-damaged amputee fit for work, says Atos | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
An amputee who cannot walk, struggles to talk and is brain damaged has been passed “fit for work” and had his benefits cut under government reforms.
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Its getting very stupid now - I dont usually share these stories but will share this one.  Poor poor man.

 

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The Shadow State: The "dehumanising, degrading" treatment of disabled people

The Shadow State: The "dehumanising, degrading" treatment of disabled people | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
One woman with Crohn's told to work in a nappy; another with 90 per cent burns declared fit to work. No wonder the Work Capability Assessment, administered by Atos, has been declared "unfit for purpose".
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Bennett Kathie's comment, February 16, 2013 9:25 PM
SCANDAL
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Cold will kill 25,000 elderly says charity

Cold will kill 25,000 elderly says charity | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it

AS MANY as 25,000 people are expected to die this winter due to health problems connected with the cold weather, warns Age UK, writes Lucy Johnston.

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Seventeen NHS hospitals have dangerously low numbers of nurses - Telegraph

Seventeen NHS hospitals have dangerously low numbers of nurses - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Seventeen NHS hospitals have dangerously low staffing levels, according to rulings by the official safety watchdog, it has been revealed.
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NHS compensation system unsustainable, says insurer

NHS compensation system unsustainable, says insurer | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Liabilities reached £16.7bn in 2011 under system requiring payouts to cover cost of private care for victims of negligence
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Cutting benefits to sickest may backfire | Ekklesia

Cutting benefits to sickest may backfire | Ekklesia | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it

The UK government’s Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill will hit even seriously ill people and their families, specialists have pointed out. The controversial measure involves limiting increases in most working-age benefits to one per cent a year for three years from 2013-14 – a drop in real terms, since the cost of living is rising considerably faster.

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‘Working with NHS can save thousands’ | News | Inside Housing

‘Working with NHS can save thousands’ | News | Inside Housing | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Integrating housing with health and social care can save hundreds of thousands of pounds per case for council services, according to the National Housing Federation.
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Woman with learning difficulties can decide own pregnancy fate, court rules

Woman with learning difficulties can decide own pregnancy fate, court rules | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
This article titled "Woman with learning difficulties can decide own pregnancy fate, court rules" was written by Caroline Davies and agencies, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 10th January 2013 15.Read more...
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NHS should not adopt culture of competition over culture of care, warns Archbishop of York - Telegraph

NHS should not adopt culture of competition over culture of care, warns Archbishop of York - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has said the NHS must be allowed to put a culture of care over a culture of competition as he warned Britain against a situation "where one NHS Trust is played off against another."...
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Warning on social care funding gap

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The funding gap for providing adult social care in the capital will amount to £907 million within five years, according to a report published by London Councils.

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Factcheck: Health and Social Care Act: what are the costs and benefits? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Health and Social Care Act: what are the costs and benefits? | Full Fact | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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NHS faces repeat of A&E winter crisis if plans not drawn up, hospitals warn

NHS faces repeat of A&E winter crisis if plans not drawn up, hospitals warn | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Foundation Trust Network says a third of urgent care boards have not produced local recovery plans for A&E units
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NHS is creaking under strain of Coalition reforms

NHS is creaking under strain of Coalition reforms | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The NHS public approval rating has plummeted from 70% pre-election to 58% since the Coalition took office and dismantled key parts of the service
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Disagree with me, sure. But don't wish me dead

Disagree with me, sure. But don't wish me dead | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Last week, I wrote a column for this newspaper about the Government’s assessment for incapacity benefit, a brutal questionnaire administered by a firm called Atos.
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Calls to NHS 24 'should be free'

Calls to NHS 24 'should be free' | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Calls to NHS 24 should be free, the Scottish Tories say, as Westminster moves to introduce a free, one-stop number in England and Wales.
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Angela Maddison Walker's curator insight, January 12, 2013 9:50 PM

If it concerns health it should be free

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John Prescott attacks Andrew Lansley for scrapping NHS Direct

John Prescott attacks Andrew Lansley for scrapping NHS Direct | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
NHS Direct saves £200million a year and over the Christmas period prevented 5,000 people needlessly going to A&E
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Another example of this government throwing the bath water out with the child!

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Operations off in winter pressure

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Non-emergency operations are cancelled in north and south Wales due to a seasonal rise in winter illnesses putting pressure on NHS hospitals.
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Slashed NHS budgets blamed for surgical errors which left hospital chiefs paying £181m in compensation

Slashed NHS budgets blamed for surgical errors which left hospital chiefs paying £181m in compensation | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
MOST of the claims made to Scotland's 14 NHS trusts were over accusations of negligence or mistakes in diagnostics.
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Scrap rules banning NHS care in negligence payout cases, says doctors' defence body - Telegraph

Scrap rules banning NHS care in negligence payout cases, says doctors' defence body - Telegraph | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Rules meaning that patients found to have been the victims of medical negligence must receive private care rather than using the NHS should be changed to curb the “unsustainable” bill for legal payouts, it has been suggested.
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£120 million investment for research to improve NHS services | Department of Health

£120 million investment for research to improve NHS services | Department of Health | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
The Department of Health has announced funding of £120 million for an open competition to research ways of improving NHS services.
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How about they start by giving staff Compassion training?   That will be £120 Million please.  Thank you!

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Use your pension to insure against long-term care costs, say ministers

Use your pension to insure against long-term care costs, say ministers | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Pensions minister Steve Webb promotes insurance 'assistance', in face of expected outcry over higher cap before state pays out
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Worst effects of austerity yet to be felt, disability advice charity warns

Worst effects of austerity yet to be felt, disability advice charity warns | Tisme's Page | Scoop.it
Disability Law Service, which provides advice to disabled clients facing cuts, expects surge in demand for its services in 2013
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