Rationing of NHS services ‘leaving patients in pain and distress’

by Jcasp | March 14, 2017

The King’s Fund Report says Rationing of NHS services ‘leaving patients in pain and distress’. The rationing of NHS services: The enforced rationing of overstretched NHS services is leaving patients in pain and distress, a new report has said. A combination of financial strain, staff shortages and unprecedented demand has led to shortfallings in care […]

The risks behind buying medicines online

by Jcasp | March 04, 2017

Warnings have been given regarding purchasing medications on the internet after an investigation found “widespread failings” with some online providers, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The watchdog inspected 11 internet prescription services in England, finding some “potentially presenting a significant risk to patients”. Risks buying medicines online: The regulator said while some providers […]

UTIs could soon be life-threatening without new antibiotics

by Jcasp | February 27, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named which bacteria we most urgently need new antibiotics to fight, as they become increasingly resistant to the ones we’ve already got. Top of the list are gut bacteria such as Escherichia coli – a deadly threat in hospitals, but also the leading cause of urinary tract infections, which […]