Monthly Archives: October 2014

Risks of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: UK Blood Safety (Department of Health)

Summary This document presents the Government’s response to the Science and Technology Select Committee’s “After the Storm?” report on blood safety. It sets out the government’s commitment to evidence-based and cost effective ways to reduce risks of infection from blood transfusions, … Continue reading

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Simon Stevens: Five-Year Plan for NHS (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, has presented an important five-year view for the health service, presenting a new model for meeting increasing challenges on the NHS, with more integrated care, care closer to home and a greater … Continue reading

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Dementia: Demand Pressures in Wales (BBC News)

Summary NHS hospitals in Wales could “grind to a halt” unless more community-based support is provided to help care for dementia patients. Roughly one quarter of patients in district general hospital beds in Wales have dementia and other complex needs. … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Interest in Dementia Diagnosis Incentive Payments? (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each diagnosis of dementia, NHS England has decided. This ruling is broadly compatible with the national dementia strategy and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, whereby NHS England is … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Interest at NICE? (BBC News)

Summary Doctors and researchers have written to MPs on the Health Select Committee, expressing concern about potential conflicts of interest at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) regarding medicines recommendations. This debate appears to have arisen, in particular, … Continue reading

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Innovation Via Untested Medicines / Repurposing of Approved Drugs? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary The law may soon be changed in England and Wales to allow untested medicines to be used under certain conditions. People dying from cancer might one day be allowed to be treated voluntarily with unlicensed drugs, under the Medical … Continue reading

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