Tag Archives: Health

New ONS figures reveal the startling state of health inequality

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Men living in the most deprived areas of the country will live almost 20 years less than those in the least deprived areas.

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PMQs: A&E waiting times: a Prime Minister in denial

The A&E crisis starts in the GP’s surgery. Labour should make more of this.

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Coalition NHS waiting time target missed for 50th week in a row

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The government’s target for 95 per cent of patients to spend less than for hours waiting has been missed for the 50th week in a row.

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Public supports tax rise to pay for NHS

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Most people would pay more in tax if it meant safeguarding the NHS, according to a new ComRes poll for the Independent.

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The NHS: best healthcare system in the world, according to new study

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According to new international rankings, the NHS comes out on top while the U.S. performs poorly across almost all health measures.

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NHS waiting times hit 3 million for first time in six years

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Almost three million patients are on an NHS waiting list for the first time in six years, according to new figures released today.

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NHS funding increase needed as financial crisis looms

The NHS inevitably faces a ruinous financial crisis by 2015/16 unless it receives a significant financial injection, according to a new report.

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Banning smoking in cars to demonise the poor? Not really, no

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Writing in today’s Guardian, Zoe Williams has interpreted the ban as yet another way of demonising poor parents.

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The government lacks a coherent strategy to tackle childhood obesity

More must be done to educate and assist parents on how to raise healthy children.

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Influential journal criticises government for viewing NHS as a “failing bank or business”

The leading medical journal Lancet has said in an editorial that the government should stop treating the NHS as a ‘failing bank or business.’

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