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Health Benefits of Nuts | 04/10/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Health Benefits of Nuts
For those who aren’t allergic to nuts but still don’t eat them, it may be time to bring them into your diet. According to the Independent a handful of nuts a day can help keep the doctor and undertaker away, but how true is this and what health benefits do nuts offer us? 
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Is Coffee Healthy For You?  | 28/09/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Is Coffee Healthy For You?
With the rise of cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets in the UK over the last 5 years (their numbers grew by 6,000), Britons are now drinking more coffee than ever, with an estimated 2.1 billion coffees being consumed annually outside the home. With this steep rise in coffee consumption, many are probably asking themselves: is coffee healthy for us? 
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Freshers - How To Stay Healthy At University  | 19/09/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Freshers - How To Stay Healthy At University
Term has started for many new university students, as exciting as this new chapter can be it is important to remember to look after your health and wellbeing.  more


Freedom shortlisted for two Health Insurance Awards | 11/09/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Freedom shortlisted for two Health Insurance Awards
The shortlists for this year’s Health Insurance Awards have been announced and we are delighted to have been voted onto the shortlist in two categories: Best Customer Service by a Provider and Best Individual PMI Provider.
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Fit In Your Fifties: Staying Healthy Later In Life  | 23/08/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Fit In Your Fifties: Staying Healthy Later In Life
According to the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) life expectancy in the UK has doubled over the last 200 years and approximately 16% of the population is aged over 65 years. As you get older, it’s even more important to stay active if you want to stay healthy and maintain your independence later in life, according to the NHS. 
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Is Coconut Oil As Healthy As The Media Leads Us To Believe? | 17/08/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Is Coconut Oil As Healthy As The Media Leads Us To Believe?
The hype surrounding the health benefits of coconut oil is hard to miss. The Guardian reports that celebrity endorsements have helped raise UK sales of coconut oil over the past four years from £1m to a staggering £16.4m last year. But are the claims of the oil’s health benefits true? Or are some of these a double-edged sword? 
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Deep Vein Thrombosis and How To Prevent It | 02/08/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Deep Vein Thrombosis and How To Prevent It
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a common and often preventable cause of death worldwide. It affects about one in every 1,000 people in the UK according to the NHS Choices and over 10 million people in Europe and the USA, according to the World Thrombosis Day organisation. 
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The potential health benefits of yoga and meditation | 01/08/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
The potential health benefits of yoga and meditation
Yoga and meditation have existed for many thousands of years and recently they have grown in popularity with the trend in following a health-conscious lifestyle. While some people are still sceptical about their potential health benefits, others have fully embraced the two practices and made them part of their daily wellbeing routine. So what are the potential health benefits of yoga and meditation?
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How To Stay Protected In The Sun | 14/07/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
How To Stay Protected In The Sun
Summer is now in full swing! And the sun is up, giving us our essential vitamin D (that helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body), summer tans, and a big smile on all our faces. Many of us love the sun and cannot wait to get out in the lovely hot weather, but we need to be careful and learn how to stay protected in the sun at all times.
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6 Benefits of Playing Tennis | 06/07/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
6 Benefits of Playing Tennis
Summer is here and Wimbledon is on. The perfect time to have a glass of fresh, cold lemonade and get your tennis rackets out in this Wimbledon fever! Tennis can be a fun sport to watch and an even better sport to play, but how many of these physical and psychological health benefits of tennis were you aware of?
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Are Your 'Healthy' Habits Really So Healthy? | 12/04/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Are Your 'Healthy' Habits Really So Healthy?
We all have our daily habits, and some of them are considered to be beneficial to our health and wellbeing. However, things are not always as straight forward as advertising and media lets us believe. 
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes | 23/01/2017 | By Freedom Health Insurance
5 Things You Didn't Know About Diabetes
Diabetes affects millions of people across the world and is seen by some as the disease of the 21st Century (1). Many people already know a few general things about diabetes, but there are also many facts and figures surrounding diabetes that a lot of people may not be aware of. This article will shed light on five facts regarding diabetes that some people may be unaware of. 
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year | 19/12/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
2016 has been a great year for Freedom, being shortlisted once again for both Best Customer Service by a Provider and Best Individual PMI Provider at the 2016 Health Insurance Awards. Whilst we didn’t win this year, it is a great honour to have been recognised again by brokers in two separate categories. more


Freedom Updates Freedom Elite Policy | 14/12/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Freedom Updates Freedom Elite Policy
The success of Freedom Health Insurance as a personal and friendly PMI business has always rested on our absolute focus on our customers.  more


Can Dementia Be Prevented? | 06/12/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Can Dementia Be Prevented?
A report published in 2014 by Dementia UK showed that in 2013 there were 815,827 people living with dementia within the UK (approximately 1.3% of the total population), with 775,502 of these people being aged 65 years old or over. (1) 
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Ways to Stay Healthy at Work | 28/11/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Ways to Stay Healthy at Work
In the work place, there are many different things that can be an influencer on our health and how we get ill. There are however several steps that can be taken, that can be beneficial to us and our wellbeing throughout the duration of the working week. 
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Salt and its impact on Health | 15/11/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Salt and its impact on Health
NHS Choices state that sodium is needed in everyday diets, and that salt (sodium chloride) is the main source of sodium in the UK diet. It aids activity in your nerves and muscles (1). But large quantities of salt have been suggested to be linked with various health risks.
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Congratulations to all winners of the Health Insurance Awards 2016 | 14/10/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Congratulations to all winners of the Health Insurance Awards 2016
At a glittering ceremony in London last evening, the health insurance industry discovered who had won each of the coveted Health Insurance Awards 2016. more


Depressed people are 60% more likely to develop diabetes | 15/09/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Depressed people are 60% more likely to develop diabetes
According to a recent study, it is estimated that people suffering from depression are up to 60% more likely to develop diabetes (1). The study was carried out by King’s College London and examined 160,000 pairs of twins. The use of twins is thought to help explain the possible genetic links between the two illnesses. 
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Freedom Shortlisted for Two Health Insurance Awards | 12/09/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Freedom Shortlisted for Two Health Insurance Awards
Following our success at the 2015 Health Insurance Awards, we are absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted again for 2016 in two categories.
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8 superfoods and their potential health benefits | 16/08/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
8 superfoods and their potential health benefits
The concept of ‘superfood’ refers to some foods which are thought to have certain health benefits. There are many debatable opinions about what a superfood is and their effects on a person’s health, with claims that superfoods can boost intelligence and physical ability, lighten depression or slow the aging process (1). more


What you need to know about the Sugar Tax | 15/06/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
What you need to know about the Sugar Tax
Sugars found in food and drinks are known as ‘free sugars’. They are often added to food or naturally occur in drinks such as fruit juice. Whilst they are high in energy, there are some concerns over the effect of having too much sugar in our daily diets. (1)
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Can we predict and prevent breast cancer years before it develops? | 01/04/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Can we predict and prevent breast cancer years before it develops?
There have been stories in the news about scientists’ ability to predict breast cancer years before the disease develops. How close are we to achieve this in practice and at a large scale? more


4 Less Obvious Health Benefits of Regular Exercise | 19/02/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
4 Less Obvious Health Benefits of Regular Exercise
The fact that regular exercise is good for you is no longer a surprise for most people, nevertheless there are still health benefits of regular physical activities out there which might not be that obvious to many. We’ve found the facts, proven by scientists, which explain some of the less known ways in which regular exercise can help to improve or maintain your health. more


5 ways that sleep deprivation affects your health  | 22/01/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
5 ways that sleep deprivation affects your health
A bad night’s sleep could make you feel a little grumpy in the morning, but how does it affect your body and long term health? We’ve collected together details from a number of respected medical sources so that you see what losing a few hours of shut-eye might do – and even when sleep deprivation might actually be beneficial. more


Is type 2 diabetes in children becoming more common?  | 13/01/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Is type 2 diabetes in children becoming more common?
You may have seen the story in the news about the three-year-old girl in America who developed type 2 diabetes (1). One of the doctors involved tentatively suggests that this may be the youngest case of type 2 diabetes in the world, but it is difficult to know for certain as not all cases of diabetes are recorded. more


Guide to Using Antibiotics | 04/01/2016 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Guide to Using Antibiotics
Freedom Health Insurance has created a list of dos and don'ts for patients to help to reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. more


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!  | 17/12/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
2015 was a pivotal year for Freedom with our first win at the Health Insurance Awards. Over the last couple of years, our teams have worked tirelessly to enhance the service we provide to all our customers, and we are delighted that our hard work was recognised through the winning of the Best Customer Service by a Provider at the Health Insurance Awards 2015. more


What are the most common mental health problems in the UK? | 02/12/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
What are the most common mental health problems in the UK?
You may have seen in the news that Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn recently created a new role in his shadow cabinet – a dedicated Minister for Mental Health. With that in mind, we want to offer some further information about how mental health issues affect people in the UK, and explain what some of the most common disorders are. more


What do the experts say about the safety of e-cigarettes? | 13/11/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
What do the experts say about the safety of e-cigarettes?
In the past few years, vaping – the use of e-cigarettes – has become more popular. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) estimates that in the UK today, there are 2.6 million adults using electronic cigarettes (1), and the amount of current smokers who also use the devices has risen from 2.7% in 2010 to 17.6% in 2014 (1). more


Freedom Wins Best Customer Service | 21/10/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Freedom Wins Best Customer Service
At a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last Thursday, Freedom Health Insurance was announced as the winner of one of the industry’s most coveted awards.
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Freedom shortlisted for two Health Insurance Awards  | 07/10/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Freedom shortlisted for two Health Insurance Awards
Freedom is absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for not just one, but two Awards at the Health Insurance Awards 2015. more


One in three people born today could get dementia | 25/09/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
One in three people born today could get dementia
According to Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Office of Health Economics, 32% of people born in the UK in 2015 will get dementia in their lifetime.  more


4 Reasons Why Sugar Might Be Damaging Your Health | 02/09/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
4 Reasons Why Sugar Might Be Damaging Your Health
You may have heard stories about how sugar can affect your health, but it can sometimes be difficult to separate the facts from fiction. 
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A Quick Guide to Synthetic Blood and the Implications for Healthcare | 28/07/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
A Quick Guide to Synthetic Blood and the Implications for Healthcare
The NHS has announced that it plans to create laboratory-produced blood which will be ready for human trials within two years (1). The synthetic blood will be created using the stem cells from adult donors’ blood, or from the umbilical cord of newborn babies (1) with the mothers’ consent.
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Trial to allow patients to self-refer themselves for cancer tests | 02/03/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Trial to allow patients to self-refer themselves for cancer tests
NHS England has recently launched plans which aim to improve survival rates for those with cancer and save 8,000 more lives every year . more


Could Regular Exercise Prevent Alzheimer's Disease? | 19/02/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Could Regular Exercise Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?
A recent study has found that regular exercise can help keep the brain healthy and active by delivering a steady flow of oxygenated blood to the brain. 
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Is Exercising Enough to Stop You Living a Sedentary Life? | 06/02/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Is Exercising Enough to Stop You Living a Sedentary Life?
There is much evidence which shows that sitting down for too long is bad for your health. Living a sedentary lifestyle where we spend a long time sitting in front of a TV, working on a computer or commuting is a common theme of the modern world. 
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Could cocoa help fight memory loss? | 28/01/2015 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Could cocoa help fight memory loss?
Naturally occurring antioxidants found in cocoa beans, called flavanols, could help improve age-related memory decline, according to a recent US study published in Nature Neuroscience  more


Midwife-led units ‘safer’ than hospitals for low risk birth | 16/12/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Midwife-led units ‘safer’ than hospitals for low risk birth
Women with a low risk of complications should be encouraged to give birth at midwife-led units or at home if that is their preference, rather than traditional labour wards, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).  more


Shift work could speed up brain decline | 02/12/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Shift work could speed up brain decline
A new study, published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal, shows that working antisocial hours for long periods of time (10 or more years) can prematurely age the brain . more


Society paying the price for workplace dangers | 18/11/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Society paying the price for workplace dangers
New figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that Britain lost an estimated 28.2 million working days in 2013/14 due to work-related ill health or injury.   more


Daily aspirin - should we be taking it? | 27/10/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Daily aspirin - should we be taking it?
According to the NHS Choices website, taking regular low-dose aspirin could be beneficial for some people by reducing the risk of having a stroke or heart attack.  more


Are Your Children Getting Enough Vitamin D? | 21/10/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Are Your Children Getting Enough Vitamin D?
The number of children in hospital diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency has tripled in the last four years, according to a recent survey carried out by the public health awareness campaign Vitamin D Mission.
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How Office Design Can Boost Job Performance and Satisfaction | 10/10/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
How Office Design Can Boost Job Performance and Satisfaction
A new World Green Building Council (WGBC) report has found that there is “overwhelming evidence” that office design can significantly impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of employees.
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Dry roasted peanuts more likely to trigger an allergy than raw | 24/09/2014 | By Freedom Health Insurance
Dry roasted peanuts more likely to trigger an allergy than raw
Researchers at Oxford University have found that dry roasted peanuts are more likely to spark an allergy to peanuts than raw peanuts.
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Alzheimer’s Disease, Exercise and Health Insurance
It has been widely reported by the Daily Mail (1) and the BBC (2) that regular exercise can keep the brain sharp, active, and robust, possibly slowing down or even preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is most common in men and women with prior family history of the disease (3); however, no-one is risk-free. Those suffering from the disease develop certain characteristics such as memory loss, poor cognitive functioning and physical and mental weakness. more


Freedom Enhances Elite Hospital List | 23/04/2014 | By Daniel Tamarjan
Freedom Enhances Elite Hospital List
Freedom has improved its Elite Hospital List to give more clients access to additional top London facilities.
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Divided Kingdom:Cancer Treatments in Wales | 27/08/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Divided Kingdom:Cancer Treatments in Wales
Access to new cancer treatments are not the same between England and Wales more


Increasing Demand for Private Health Insurance | 08/08/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Increasing Demand for Private Health Insurance
More people are getting private health insurance more


Vegetarians May Live Longer  | 06/06/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Vegetarians May Live Longer
People who eat meat or fish, less than once a week, have a lower risk of death more


GPs to Face OFSTED like inspections | 21/05/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
GPs to Face OFSTED like inspections
New plans for GP inspections will be unveiled this week more


111 to 999 | 10/05/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
111 to 999
The new telephone 111 service may be channeling people into A&E more


Measles - A National Health Emergency | 25/04/2013 | By Peter Walker
Measles - A National Health Emergency
Measles is a nasty and potentially very serious viral illness.  It is highly infectious in air via water droplets we exhale and inhale. Complications are quite common and impact around 20% of victims. These include vomiting,  diarrhoea, meningitis, pneumonia, blindness and even death.  We are seeing around 10% of patents requiring treatment in hospital during the current epidemic.


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GP’s warn patients against dangerous hospitals | 28/03/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
GP’s warn patients against dangerous hospitals

Patients should stay away from dangerous hospitals warn GPs in an extraordinary attack on dropping NHS standards in hospitals. more


NHS high 'death rate' hospitals inquiry extended | 01/03/2013 | By Peter Walker
NHS high 'death rate' hospitals inquiry extended
The Care Quality Commission, has extended its inquiry into hospitals with high death rates to a total of 14 NHS hospitals and named the panel.  more


Friends and Family Test to be Launched in NHS Hosptials  | 08/02/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Friends and Family Test to be Launched in NHS Hosptials
The ‘Compassion in Practice’  document has also been recently published to support this change in the culture of the NHS more


Changes in ESA and Disabilities Benefits May Force People to Take Jobs They Do Not Want
Changes in ESA and disabilities benefits may force people to take jobs they do not want more


Antibiotics May No Longer Work in Twenty Years Time  | 29/01/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Antibiotics May No Longer Work in Twenty Years Time
Antibiotic resistance may be a bigger problem than global warming, warned the Chief Medical Officer for England - Prof Dame Sally Davies. more


Risks of prostate cancer will increase by a third | 25/01/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Risks of prostate cancer will increase by a third
Boys born in 2015 will have almost three times the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to those born in 1990. more


Report Suggests UK Tanning Beds Expose Users to High Levels of UV Radiation
Nine out of ten sunbeds may break the UK safety rules. more


Dangerous Staffing Levels in UK NHS Hospitals | 16/01/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Dangerous Staffing Levels in UK NHS Hospitals
NHS hospitals do not have enough staff “to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs” more


Fast Food May Lead to Allergic Diseases in Children  | 14/01/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Fast Food May Lead to Allergic Diseases in Children
Children who eat fast food more than three times are week may be more likely to develop allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema, and rhinitis more


Report Shows Obesity Rising in Children  | 11/01/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Report Shows Obesity Rising in Children
It’s time for parents to find easy ways of creating healthy lifestyle habits. more


Hidden Nasties and the new Change4Life campaign | 08/01/2013 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Hidden Nasties and the new Change4Life campaign
New Year, new food... Join Change4Life! more


Fat Bug: Bacterial infection may cause obesity  | 24/12/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Fat Bug: Bacterial infection may cause obesity
New research suggests obesity, may be related not just to the types of food you eat, or how much exercise you take, but may in fact due to a bacterial infection. more


Busiest time for ambulances expected to continue | 20/12/2012 | By Daniel Tamarjan
Busiest time for ambulances expected to continue
After one of the busiest weeks ever for the ambulance services in England, with up to 30% increase in calls, the situation is likely to continue over Christmas, warns Peter Bradley, the national director of ambulance services. more


Freedom Heath at the Health Insurance Awards! | 20/12/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
See coverage Freedom Health at the HI awards 2012 more


Decembeard | 12/12/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Decembeard
December is a time for Christmas, presents and Santa Claus. But this year, don’t the Lapland traveller be the only one sporting a beard with seasonal greetings. more


SAD making the UK blue ? New guide and top three SAD Lights
SAD and SAD lights more


Dr Foster 2012 hospital report: NHS at breaking point
Dr Foster report NHS at breaking point with some hospitals 100% full. The Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2012 reports occupancy rates at many hospitals can reach 100%, with the average mid-week occupancy in the NHS is 88%  yet for much of the year most NHS hospitals are experiencing occupancy rates over 90%, we discuss what this may mean for your care. more


Maternity Buddies  | 04/12/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Maternity Buddies
Giving birth is a life changing experience and as popular television shows such as One Born Every Minute and its equally successful follow-on One Born Every Minute – What Happened Next suggest, new parents often have a difficult time adapting to their new role. more


Secret NHS Report on BBC Scotland  | 26/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Secret NHS Report on BBC Scotland
An investigation into previously unreleased data around serious incidents in NHS Scotland will be aired this evening. more


Talking therapies for obesity. | 24/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Talking therapies for obesity.
The Capio Nightingale Hospital, has launched the UK’s first dedicated obesity service that will use a pioneering programme of psychological treatment to help people who are finding it difficult to loose weight. more


Spread The Warmth - being neighbourly this winter | 21/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Spread The Warmth - being neighbourly this winter
Being neighbourly this winter is even more important than ever. more


Keeping it in the Family  | 16/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Keeping it in the Family
MRSA in hospitals is really bad news, but new research may point to a new way of reducing infection. more


MHRA warn of severe reactions to many wipes and creams.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency warn of reactions including cardiac arrest to Chlorhexidine more


Post code lottery for cancer treatment  | 14/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Post code lottery for cancer treatment
The BBC’s Inside Out documentary highlighted the effect of the ‘post-code’ lottery for cancer treatment more


Cancer costs a major concern to the NHS | 07/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Cancer costs a major concern to the NHS
Annual cost of cancer in the UK is £15.8 billion. more


Bankrupt NHS? Trusts May be Dissolved | 02/11/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Bankrupt NHS? Trusts May be Dissolved
A new report shows that a significant ‘minority’ of NHS trusts could go bankrupt. more


Media scare stories about the Liverpool Care End of life Pathway
Media scare stories about the Liverpool Care End of life PathwayV news about the Liverpool Care Pathway and the sums hospitals have been given to ‘end patients lives early’.  more


NHS – Penny wise - pound foolish? | 29/10/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
NHS – Penny wise - pound foolish?
Under new health reforms, private firms are able to bid and provide NHS services. more


Rare diseases need better care on the NHS | 26/10/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Rare diseases need better care on the NHS
The NHS needs to take a fresh look at rare diseases. more


More women dying from Heart Attacks than Breast Cancer
More women dying from Heart Attacks than Breast Cancer according to report by BHF more


Out of the armchair and into the outdoors | 23/10/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Out of the armchair and into the outdoors
Out of the armchair and into the outdoors more


Stand Up to Cancer | 19/10/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Stand Up to Cancer
Stand Up to Cancer with the Stand of Fame more


NHS Struggles yet Ward Rounds are still key in the Private Sector…
NHS Struggles yet Ward Rounds are still key in the Private Sector… more


Concerns over Weight Loss Surgery  | 18/10/2012 | By Peter Walker
Concerns over Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric Surgery: Too Lean a Service? (2012) finds concerns over outcomes and quality of pre and post surgery support more


Global Handwashing Day  | 15/10/2012 | By Peter Walker
Global Handwashing Day
For Global Handwashing Day we look at  how washing your hands could save you from serious illness. more


NHS Carve Up | 04/10/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
NHS Carve Up
NHS Carve Up – says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham. more


NHS Will Charge Overseas Visitors for Using NHS Hospitals
The department of health has released guidance for the NHS charges for overseas visitors. This means that patients who use the NHS service but are not ‘settled’ in the UK must pay for the use of NHS hospitals (GPs and other primary (community) based NHS services are not included). more


Health Tourists leave UK tax payer to pick up the bill
Health Tourists leave UK tax payer to pick up the bill, new BBC Panorama to investigate.  more


NHS Privatisation: Pathology down the Pan? | 02/10/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
NHS Privatisation: Pathology down the Pan?
An investigation by Corporate Watch suggests that privatisation of the pathology services at both King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust to the giant Serco may be responsible for clinical errors, financial losses and loss of staff morale. more


Quality of care in the NHS may suffer as a result of financial burdens
Quality of care in the NHS may suffer as a result of financial burdens more


Whooping Cough Outbreak and Vaccine  | 28/09/2012 | By Peter Walker
Whooping Cough Outbreak and Vaccine
Whooping cough is very serious in very young children and cases are at the worst seen for the past 20 years according to the department of health. 

Vaccine to be offered to all pregnant women as of Monday 1st October 2012. 

Information on whooping cough prevention, symptoms and treatment options. more


Department of Health to improve awareness of dementia | 26/09/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Department of Health to improve awareness of dementia
The Department of Health launches new campaign to increase awareness of dementia. more


NHS hospital mixed sex accommodation breaches almost 200 a month.
Mixed sex accommodation breaches almost 200 a month. more


Complaints about doctors at a record high | 18/09/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Complaints about doctors at a record high
Complaints about doctors are at a record high according to a report by the  General Medical Council (GMC) which is released today. more


GPs unable to refer | 17/09/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
GPs unable to refer
Up to 70% of UK GPs are unable to refer a patient for further treatment on the NHS according to a report carried out by ComRes and commissioned by the private healthcare provider BMI Healthcare. more


Referral for treatment is approximately 4 months on NHS  | 14/09/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Referral for treatment is approximately 4 months on NHS
The study investigated the average time for consultant-led Referral to Treatment (RTT) during the month of July 2012 in England reported on both the length of waiting time and how many patients were seen within 18 weeks of referral. more


Rare and uncommon conditions will be nationally commissioned from April 2013.
Rare and uncommon conditions will be nationally commissioned from April 2013. more


World class research takes place at Leicester’s Hospitals
World class research takes place at Leicester’s Hospitals more


NHS to Sell Services Abroad | 22/08/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
NHS to Sell Services Abroad
NHS hospitals are being encouraged by the Government to set up branches abroad in an effort to generate income for NHS service. more


High Levels of Variability Within the NHS | 20/08/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
High Levels of Variability Within the NHS
A new report 'Older People and Emergency Bed Use - Exploring Variation' highlights a fourfold variation in the rate of hospital bed use by older people admitted as an emergency more


One in five Brits go on holiday without travel insurance
Research by ABTA (Consumer Trends) highlights that as many as one in five British holidaymakers are travelling  uninsured. more


Cooking classes in pharmacies  | 13/08/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Cooking classes in pharmacies
Health living pharmacies may soon be on your high street more


People may be happier in the north of the UK  | 07/08/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
People may be happier in the north of the UK
Happiness may be dependent on where you live... more


Variation in GP referrals to cancer specialists  | 06/08/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Variation in GP referrals to cancer specialists
The criteria for referring patients to cancer specialists may need changing... more


Moving in the Right Direction  | 01/08/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
Moving in the Right Direction
The Department of Health has announced that physiotherapists and podiatrists will be authorised to prescribe painkillers and anti-inflammatories by 2014. more


GPs asking more patients about private health insurance  | 30/07/2012 | By Sharmila Chauhan
GPs asking more patients about private health insurance
A recent survey, shows that there are an increasing number of GPs asking patients about private healthcare.

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