Friday Five

Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week NHS funding, smartphone GP appointments and genetically modified skin have dominated the news. Simon Stevens demands £350m a week NHS funding promised to Brexit voters NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens addressed the NHS Providers conference earlier this week and called for the funding promised to voters in the Brexit campaign to be delivered…

Friday Five

Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week Fraud in the NHS, legal battles and nurse numbers have dominated the news. ‘Despicable’ fraud costs the NHS £1bn a year Analysis from the NHS Counter Fraud Authority details how fraud is costing the NHS an estimated £1.25bn each year, approximately 1% of its annual budget. The two biggest areas of fraud are…

Friday Five

Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week the ‘airbnb for care’, mental health and blood thinners have dominated the news. NHS considering Airbnb model for social care CareRooms, a new online platform, is being considered by the NHS as an alternative to social care. Willing hosts with a spare bedroom can earn money through the model for hosting patients needing…

Friday Five

Friday five: our round-up of the five top health stories this week

This week breathalysing smokers before operations, organ donations and super sized chocolate bars have dominated the news. Doctors will breathalyse smokers before NHS operations Doctors in Hertfordshire will be breathalysing smokers before non-urgent surgery referrals to ensure they have stopped smoking. The proposals come after 85 per cent of those who responded to a public…