Homeopathy among 18 items NHS could scrap from prescriptions

by Jcasp |July 26, 2017


Homeopathy prescriptions: Homeopathy and herbal remedies are amongst the 18 products and treatments NHS may scrap from prescriptions, NHS England has launched a public consultation on whether this should happen. Homeopathy prescriptions The commissioner estimates the 18 “ineffective, over-priced and low-value” treatments cost taxpayers £141 million a year and “should generally not be prescribed”, said […]

Vacant NHS posts reached 86,000, says report

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Vacant NHS posts in England. Between January 2017 and March 2017 reaches 86,000. Vacant NHS Posts: Statistics from NHS Digital – which collates data – shows the number of vacancies climbed by almost 8,000 compared to the same period in 2016. Nurses and midwives accounted for the highest proportion of shortages, with 11,400 vacant posts in […]

NHS prescribed record number of antidepressants in 2016

by Jcasp |July 14, 2017


Antidepressants : The NHS prescribed a record number of antidepressants last year, fuelling the upward trend that has seen the number of pills given to patients more than double over the last 10 years. However, this rise in figures raised many questions whether the rise is due to doctors handing out the drugs too freely, […]