Tag: NHS

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Dementia: Britain’s Biggest Killer

New figures from this year have shown that dementia, the most common type of Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the cause for the most deaths in Britain. It has also been discovered to account for more deaths in women, at 15.2 percent of all deaths, than in men. The change seems to be…

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Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust no longer under NHS special measures

After being the first mental health service in the country to be placed under special measures 20 months ago, the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been taken out of this category. Following concerns about the mental health trust from financial pressures starting in 2012, the service was deemed “unsafe” and “inadequate” by…

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Still think our NHS is bad?

Whilst you may have spent your summer perpetually intoxicated in Ibiza or spamming your Instagram with the many wonders of Europe, I was having recurrent mental breakdowns 5000 miles away in Bangladesh. Over the course of ten weeks I worked with Y Care International and ICS in a bid to promote support for education and…

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NNUH placed into special financial measures

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital trust will be allowed to miss NHS targets, having been placed in special financial measures NHS Improvement has announced. Fines will be abolished for waiting time target failures in Accident and Emergency, cancer and routine operations. Hospitals will be given individual targets for improving standards, enabling them to qualify for…

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Clive Lewis calls for publication of mental healthcare report

Clive Lewis, the Labour MP for Norwich South, has called for the publication of the previously withheld Alexander Report into the operations of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Mental Health Trust. The issue was raised in the House of Commons during the Member of Parliament’s first appearance at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s questions. The MP today stated…

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