Boots WebMD Partners in Health
Return To Boots

Navigating the NHS

News related to Navigating the NHS

  1. Long waits failing people with eating disorders

    23rd February 2015 – An in-depth report released today finds that people with eating disorders often wait more than 6 months for treatment to begin after finally being given a diagnosis – and the total financial and economic costs associated with eating disorders in the UK is estimated at around £15

    Read full article
  2. NHS 'pays too much for new drugs'

    19th February 2015 – The NHS in England is paying too much for new medicines, causing more overall harm than good to patients, a new study suggests. An analysis by health economists at the University of York is also scathing about the Cancer Drugs Fund which it says is poor value and diverts money a

    Read full article
  3. GPs urged to check antibiotic prescription rates

    18th February 2015 – GPs are to be urged to monitor their colleagues' records for prescribing antibiotics to check for signs they are prescribing them unnecessarily. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says it forms part of a range of measures aimed at curbing the spread of

    Read full article
  4. New drug-driving law FAQs

    11th February 2015 – New legislation will be introduced next month making it an offence in England and Wales to be driving with certain controlled drugs above specified limits in the blood. The new law covers illegal drugs but will also include some prescription medicines. Our FAQs will help you fin

    Read full article
  5. Call to review prescription charges in England

    5th February 2015 – The majority of GPs, nurses and community pharmacists want free prescriptions available to all patients in England who have long-term health conditions, according to a poll. England is the only one of the 4 countries that make up the UK to charge patients for prescription medicin

    Read full article
  6. NHS: Boost in public satisfaction

    29th January 2015 – Public satisfaction with the National Health Service increased in 2014 to the second highest level in more than 30 years, according to the British Social Attitudes Survey. Last year, 65% of people said they were satisfied with NHS services, compared with 60% the previous year. Di

    Read full article
  7. First organ transplants from a newborn baby

    20th January 2015 – Doctors have described how the first organ transplants from a newborn baby have been performed in the UK. The procedure involved a 6 day old baby girl who was born severely brain damaged. After her heart had stopped beating, her kidneys were donated to a suitable patient and her

    Read full article
  8. A&E nurse 'safe staffing' rules

    16th January 2015 -- The health regulator NICE is recommending new nurse minimum staffing levels for A&E units in England to help ensure patient safety. The guidance is based on nurse-to-patient ratios depending on the seriousness of conditions being treated, and include two registered nurses to eve

    Read full article
  9. Workers 'put off medical appointments'

    18th December 2014 -- Millions of UK workers are putting their health at risk by postponing important medical appointments because of their work, according to new research by the British Heart Foundation. At the beginning of the month the BHF polled more than 1,300 UK workers. It found that more tha

    Read full article
  10. Are you in danger from Christmas?

    16th December 2014 – Car crashes, food poisoning and booze: just three factors that go towards making the festive season a particularly dangerous time of year. Official figures show that accidents and avoidable deaths peak between the week leading up to Christmas Day and the end of the third week in

    Read full article
Displaying 1 - 10 of 175 Articles Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

Popular slideshows & tools on BootsWebMD

woman looking at pregnancy test
Early pregnancy symptoms
donut on plate
The truth about sugar addiction
smiling african american woman
Best kept secrets for beautiful hair
couple watching sunset
How much do you know?
woman in bikini
Get ready for swimsuit season
woman using moisturizer
Causes and home solutions
assorted spices
Pump up the flavour with spices
bag of crisps
Food cravings that wreck your diet
woman with cucumbers on eyes
How to banish dark circles and bags
probiotic shakes
Help digestion
polka dot dress on hangar
Lose weight without dieting