Huge amount of anger was witnessed after 18 weeks delay in scan in Scotland. This has breached 18-week guarantee given by the Government. This happened when two scan machines broke down at a clinic in Aberdeen.
A recent report talks about how there is rising pressure on A&E departments and ambulance services, and that's what has made a Darlington GP coming out to make one and all alert about how and when to get in touch with hospital accident and emergency departments or call 999.
A recent news piece talked about developing `personalised' asthma drugs" for asthma patients as there are fears that the existing treatments could actually be really bad for them. The claim was more or less influenced by a recent study which studied difference between the standard treatment and tailor made asthma medication for severe cases of asthma in children, precisely those who suffer from a specific genetic variant (arginine-16 genotype).
With cases of vomiting and diarrhea on rise, it has been warned by Stoke Mandeville Hospital that patients must avoid visiting the hospital else they could suffer from the same infection. However, they can visit the same if told by a doctor. Even if it's been 2 days that their symptoms have died down, they can visit the hospital. But, preferably, they better avoid coming to the hospital.
Since the Christmas period, Filton's NHS Blood and Transplant centre near Bristol has seen a huge shortage in blood donations. It is thus that the center has been urging one and all to willingly come and donate blood.
The report says mainly people with O-negative blood are being contacted for donations. Since, the same is rarely found.
In consequent to over 10,000 equal pay unresolved claims, there are chances that the NHS would be facing a financial crunch, as per reports. It has been warned by Labour that it's really worrying that there are some 10,035 claims outstanding against health boards across the country, which must be sorted out as soon as possible.
A local council has made some new plans, under which it is being said that obese benefits claimants in case refuse from doing exercise, would get cuts in their payments.
It has been revealed in the report that the benefits claimants would be rewarded as well if they move as per the plans. But, their failure to do so would lead them to face payment cuts. The same would be decided on the basis of physical activity sessions.
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