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I-Wonder: How Did Britain Build the NHS?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Birth of the NHS, UK )

Ray
- 37 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The National Health Service was born from a truly ground-breaking postwar policy. It was founded on the fundamental principle that healthcare would be free at the point of access.
I-Wonder: Heart Disease: The Forgotten Killer?
Offbeat  (tags: Heart disease, forgotten killer, Health Care, illness, warning, risks, prevention )

Ray
- 105 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is still the UKâEUR(TM)s number one killer, yet it is only 10th on a recent poll of health concerns. Are we in danger of squandering widespread health gains through complacency over lifestyle and medical treatments?
NHS V Ministers: A Case of Deja Vu?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, NHS, Conflict, British Government, UK )

Ray
- 173 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The timing is uncanny. Some 67 days after the 2010 election the then health secretary, Andrew Lansley, unveiled a set of plans that came to define the approach of David Cameron's first government to health.
Alarm' as Patients Shun Flu Jab
Offbeat  (tags: flu-jab, Medication, health care, doctors )

Ray
- 173 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Doctors have expressed alarm at a seemingly sharp fall in the number of people having the seasonal flu jab.
What Might Life Be Like in 2035?
Offbeat  (tags: Life 2035, Health Care, Future, Life, Radio 5 Live )

Ray
- 175 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Fast-forward to the year 2035: what could be dominating the news and sport headlines? In this four-part fictionalised series, Afternoon Edition shares scenarios that may be affecting our lives in 20 years time.
How Much Money for Health?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, NHS, Costing, Government, NHS England, UK )

Ray
- 176 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The head of NHS England Simon Stevens has warned that "the rubber will really hit the road" for the NHS in England in the next financial year 2016/17 and the year after.
I-Wonder: Are Superhospitals Better for Our Healthcare?
Offbeat  (tags: health care, super hospital, UK )

Ray
- 177 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A revolution is taking place in British healthcare. Local hospitals in out-of-date buildings are being replaced by so-called superhospitals in cities such as London, Glasgow and Birmingham.
The Man Who Invented Relaxation
Offbeat  (tags: health care, stress, relaxation )

Ray
- 181 days ago - bbc.co.uk
People suffering from stress can tackle it in various ways - from counselling sessions to yoga classes or listening to mindfulness CDs.
The Patients Subjected to Intimate Examinations - Without Consent
Offbeat  (tags: health care, consent, Law of trespass, gynaecologist, doctor and patient relationship, France, Europe )

Ray
- 213 days ago - bbc.co.uk
After one woman in France was subjected to a painful examination at the hands of her gynaecologist, she went online to investigate patient consent - and a huge medical scandal unravelled after a single tweet.
GPs Being Paid to Cut Patient Referrals
Offbeat  (tags: health Care, Doctors, Hospitals, CCG, BMA, NHS, politics )

Ray
- 215 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Doctors are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation has found.
The Tale of the Dog Behind the 'Kiss of Life' Discovery
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Health Care, Human, Animal, cardiac arrests, kiss of life )

Ray
- 220 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There are about 30,000 cardiac arrests every year in the UK and ten times that number in the US. It is one of the most common ways to die.
Kent NHS 'to Send Surgery Patients to France'
Offbeat  (tags: NHS surgery patients, health care, France )

Ray
- 238 days ago - bbc.co.uk
NHS patients in Kent could soon be travelling to France for surgery under a new deal being finalised.
NHS Personal Health Budgets 'Spent on Patient Treats'
Offbeat  (tags: NHS, Health Care, Patients Treats, UK )

Ray
- 246 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thousands of pounds from NHS "personal health budgets" are being spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, an investigation has found.
Organ Donation Law Awareness Campaign 'Huge Challenge'
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Health Care, Organ donation law, huge challenge', Wales, UK )

Ray
- 255 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Raising awareness of organ donation rule changes is a "huge challenge", a public relations expert has said.
Seattle Police Deliver Baby After Pulling Over Speeding Car
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Police, ChildBirth, USA )

Ray
- 259 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When Seattle police officer Anthony Reynolds pulled over a car he had observed speeding and jumping red lights, little did he suspect that he would be helping to deliver a baby.
 

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