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We know that Sir Bruce Keogh is very keen on ‘wearable apps’ – little apps you can download onto your smartphone to improve your health. NHS England seem enthusiastic about getting senior staff in the NHS to dream up apps to improve patient care. Part of this, presumably, is wishing to make the NHS profitable like Apple; but part of it is genuinely driven by a wish for technology at low or no cost to improve vastly someone’s quality of life. Apple in their recent launch proudly showed off a new app which could act as a mini research lab, […]
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This is NHS Check report no 2 originally published by Labour’s Shadow Health Team in  July  2012 Revealed: New evidence shows patient care is suffering as a result of another NHS broken promise by David Cameron Patients struggle for appointments as GP practices end evening and weekend opening and walk-in centres close A&e visits increase by 1 million this year Corridor ‘trolley waits’ double Labour conducts survey of GP opening hours to establish true picture after the Department of Health drops national data collection. Survey shows 5.7% drop, equivalent to 477 GP surgeries across England, opting out of offering evening and weekend […]
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Bernie Creaven, executive director of  BMI Meriden Hospital, Coventry  ordered an immediate four-week postponement of operations on NHS patients referred to the hospital, which will be extended to a minimum of eight weeks by September. In a letter to the hospital’s consultants dated 13 July, seen by The Independent, Ms Creaven said the imposed delays were to discourage patients thinking of going private from opting for treatment on the NHS. Private hospitals receive taxpayer money for treating NHS cases, but can make larger fees if the patients go directly to them for treatment. “I believe time to access the system is […]
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