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  • NHS saves £1.2 billion on medicines over three years
    by jboshell on 1 July 2022 at 7:00 am

    The NHS has saved taxpayers £1.2 billion in just three years, while securing cutting-edge treatments for patients, by using its buying power to negotiate better prices for hundreds of hospital medicines. The adoption of cheaper versions of a single drug – adalimumab – which is used to treat more than 45,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis,

  • NHS checks and treatment on patients’ doorsteps part of new changes to health and care in England
    by ewolstencroft on 30 June 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Dedicated mental health staff to help children and young people in GP practices, and blood pressure checks in betting shops, are among initiatives devised and delivered by new integrated care systems that come fully into force today. Boosting health checks in the community to find people with health problems before they become seriously unwell is

  • NHS in final push to treat longest waiters
    by jboshell on 26 June 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Patients are being offered faster treatment in different parts of the country as part of an NHS ‘final push’ to virtually eliminate the number waiting two years or more. The NHS Elective Recovery Plan, published earlier this year, set out how the health service would address COVID-19 backlogs in treatment, initially focusing on the longest