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General Election: Parties’ promises “unrealistic” warns NHS provider

General Election: Parties’ promises “unrealistic” warns NHS provider

Adults, Breaking News, Health, Medical, News, NHS, Opinion, Politics
University College London Hospital| Photograph by Elza Lopes Party leaders failed to address key NHS’ issues in health and social care on their election campaigns. UK’s main parties have made numerous promises to pour into the NHS funding and extra staff, however, concerns grow as “no credible answers” have been offered to deal with issues affecting the healthcare system, Chris Hopson, Chief NHS provider said. All main parties have made pledges on their manifestos to increase expenditure in the healthcare system, with emphasis on increasing NHS funding and workforce. The Conservatives have promised 50,000 staff nurses and 50 million GPs surgery appointments. In contrast to Labour which promised 24,000 more nurses,  its manifesto top priorities also feature, reducing patients' charges,
Two cannabis-based drugs approved by NHS – is this decision satisfactory for Britons?

Two cannabis-based drugs approved by NHS – is this decision satisfactory for Britons?

Health
The National Health Service (NHS) approved two cannabis-based drugs for treating epilepsy, specifically children with epilepsy. Now doctors can prescribe medicines called Epidyolex and Sativex to patients with childhood epilepsy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=togxqM2qM_8&app=desktop On 11 November 2019 BBC published an article revealing the approval of cannabis-based drugs by NHS. Although Epidyolex was approved by the European Union in September 2019, NHS has not approved the use of cannabis-based medicines due to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. British citizens had mixed views on the approval of medicines that have cannabis, but none of the responses were negative. One person said: “If that works, I don’t have
Great Ormond Street can’t find doctors to work empty shifts

Great Ormond Street can’t find doctors to work empty shifts

DontUse, Health, Medical, News
An email to junior doctors reveals that Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is struggling to fill vacant shifts in its medical rotas. GOSH says since it started enforcing maximum rates for locum (temporary cover) shifts, it has seen an increase in vacant shifts. In the email they state they are looking for junior doctors to work 'ad-hoc' in surgical and orthopaedic specialities. Since 23 November 2015, new rules capping the rates of pay for locum shifts were introduced. On 1 April 2016, these rates are set to become even lower, with doctors being allowed to be paid no more than 1.55 times than their normal rates of pay. These rates of pay were meant to save hospital trusts money by reducing the amount they spent on agency staff. However, many doctors and other healthcare s