Up to 20 UK Trusts plan to go into business with foreign partners
Patricia Hewitt, MP, former Health Secretary and Chair of the UK India Business Council, has revealed that up to 20 UK trusts are planning to go into business with healthcare providers abroad. Mrs Hewitt has suggested that by using their expertise, UK trusts can open up profitable and in-demand businesses abroad, and that the revenue could potentially help to close the NHS funding gap.
Danish Health Experts warn that free health checks put patients at risk
A group of Danish health experts have warned that free health checks for patients aged between 40 and 74 years do not benefit patients and may put them at risk of unnecessary treatment. They also cost the NHS £300 million a year.
Steep rise in numbers of operations cancelled in Wales
Over 13,000 operations in Wales were cancelled over the last three years due to a lack of staff and beds. This is an increase of 72% in the numbers of cancelled operations since 2010–2011.
The Care Quality Commission has issued record numbers of warnings
The CQC has issued record numbers of warnings to care homes that failed to meet adequate standards of care in the UK in 2012–2013.