Nhs News:

Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
… the NHS for refusing to pay for a drug which could extend her daughter's life. Sarah… access to Orkambi. The NHS says the drug - which costs £104,000 a year per patient… - is too expensive for it to buy. Talks are continuing between the NHS and manufacturer…


£35m NHS Wales fund to ease winter pressure
… the winter months. The NHS has to start planning, as early as possible, for its… January onwards," he said. "I was amazed how NHS staff held it together… is key. What else is happening across the NHS this winter? £35m in extra Welsh…


NHS unions to consult on industrial action
… ballot on industrial action. Unions representing NHS staff said meetings… action resulting from a ballot would be in the New Year. The unions said the NHS


NHS outpatients service 'stuck in the 18th Century'
… themselves penalised if they reformed the system. NHS England medical director Prof…" processes. He said the issue would be tackled as part of the NHS long-term plan…


Patients facing NHS tests 'bottleneck'
…A rising number of patients are facing long waits for key NHS tests as UK…. In total, 124 NHS trusts and boards across the UK - four in five of those asked… to be a key focus of the forthcoming long-term NHS plan in England. In her speech…


NHS veteran mental health service 'rebuilding lives'
… people have been referred to the NHS's Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment… Service providers • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (North of England… and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (West Midlands) • Camden and Islington NHS


Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show
… Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year…, according to figures from NHS Digital. The total cost of the prescriptions has risen… that the total cost to the NHS is over £10bn a year, so the real price we have to pay…


Outdated NHS Wales IT system 'needs a reboot'
… after IT, the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS). There were 21 systems outages… main projects. But the report said there were "too many cases (where) the NHS… early warning system Unlocking innovation 'key to NHS success' Unlocking innovation…


NHS 'to be half of government spending' in Scotland
… Mackay can pass on a similar lift for NHS spending, as he has said he…


Iver fly-tipping: NHS prescription found in dumped rubbish
…Rubbish including an NHS prescription, car hire documents and site visitor…







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