Pioneering councils join project for sustainable services in social care

Eleven councils have joined the ‘Just Right’ project – a national initiative funded by NHS England to develop sustainable services for adults with learning disabilities, without compromising on the quality of care. The project, which officially launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester, brings together the NHS, industry and eleven […]

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Health tourism costing the NHS millions

It has been revealed that NHS bosses are chasing what are described as “hit & run tourists” who were treated last year in UK hospitals for at least £15m. More than £2m has already be written off by hospital chiefs after being classed as unrecoverable. The £15m sum was calculated using data that was released […]

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50 countries set to miss MDGs related to health

Although spectacular progress has been made over the last few years in terms of maternal and fetal deaths, 52 countries are set to miss the millennium development goal (MDG) set in terms of maternal deaths and the under five mortality rates. The deadline is set for 2015 with countries supposed to reduce the mortality rates […]

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