News: April 2008

Economic impact of gastroenteritis on the island of Ireland (safefood study)

A new study entitled The Economic Impact of Gastroenteritis on the Island of Ireland has found that the total burden of gastroenteritis on the economy for the island of Ireland is around 135M Euros...

01 Apr '08 | Gastroenteritis | Ireland

Patients deserve an NHS where care is led by consultants and GPs (BMA Scotland)

BMA Scotland asserts that patients deserve a heath servicethat delivers 'safe, cost-effective care led by highly trained consultants and GPs'. It has also warned against the creation of a ‘sub co...

01 Apr '08 | NHS | Scotland

Screening programme could lead to healthy being seen at expense of sick (BMA)

The BMA has expressed concern that screening people who are well could make it increasingly difficult for sick patients to get an appointment to see a medical practitioner. Commenting on the UK gov...

01 Apr '08 | NHS Priorities | UK

€10 million for HRB Research Centres to tackle specific health needs (Ireland)

People suffering from diabetes or obesity and vulnerable patient groups including the elderly, children, pregnant women and drug users will benefit from new research which will be conducted in two ...

03 Apr '08 | Medical Research | Ireland

More consultants needed to deliver quality patient care (UK)

Many more hospital consultants are needed across the UK to maintain and improve the quality of care in the NHS, according to the British Medical Association (BMA) in a recent report “Enhancing qu...

09 Apr '08 | NHS Staffing | UK

NHS tackles high levels of sexually transmitted infections in Scotland (THT)

One area that the new standards aims to improve is chlamydia testing. There has been a 250% increase in diagnoses in the last 10 years with nearly 18,000 people infected in 2007. Targets for health...

10 Apr '08 | STIs | Scotland

Quality of UK doctors' training threatened by European hours limits (BMA)

UK Junior doctors are concerned that their training will suffer when European limits on working time are applied next year, according to recent surveys by the British Medical Association (BMA). Fro...

10 Apr '08 | EU Regulation | Europe

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