Tag Archives: Waste of Prescription Medicines

Lord Carter’s Proposed Plans for NHS Efficiency Savings (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary In his latest report on the potential of good leadership for providing NHS cost savings, high-quality patient care and more efficient use of resources, Lord Patrick Carter has released further plans as to how hospitals might collectively save up … Continue reading

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How to Save the NHS Billions… Without Rocket Science (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary The Lord Carter Review, which looks into better procurement, better hiring and management of staff and better use of medicines, implies that the NHS might save around £5 billion per year. It is suggested that much waste of NHS … Continue reading

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Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Week: Thinking Ahead (UKMi)

Summary This edition of Thinking Ahead, from UK Medicines Information  (UKMi), has been written for Dementia Awareness Week May 19th – 25th 2013. Full Text Link (MS Word format). Reference Hall, J. (2013). Thinking Ahead: Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything. … Continue reading

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