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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

More NHS Jollies

After the previous post, I suppose it's time to gather 24 hours of NHS news again:
  • NHS Director resigns "as he acknowledged responsibility for the financial disarray facing the NHS".
  • NHS waiting times for urgent cancer treatment may be decreasing. Only 23% of urgent lung cancer patients now have to wait over two months.
  • Doctors in Manchester don't wash their hands.
  • "Just two out of 45 dentists in Huddersfield are taking on new patients - with a minimum of a two month wait."
  • Free heroin proposed in Scotland.
  • An online system for assigning new doctors to hospitals has been botched.
  • The elderly don't know how good they have it.
  • Nurses may refuse to work unpaid overtime: "It is now vital that the Government gives nurses a pay award which reflects their skill and dedication."