Patients could face three-year wait for new drugs on NHS
: A plan to cap the cost to the NHS of any new drug at £20million – no matter how good it is – was approved yesterday by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Stem-cell surgery is being offered to NHS patients
: The medical innovation was pioneered by specialists at the Royal Veterinary College in Liverpool and involves stem cells being
taken from the bone marrow and reinjected into the tendon.
NHS patients harmed as doctors prescribe WRONG meds
: Philippa Gillespie from Haverfordwest and Robert Welch from Grimsby are just two of the victims of medication errors in NHS hospitals whose stories have emerged in the past 18 months alone.
NHS to diagnose patients via new smartphone app after criticisms of 111 helpline
: The NHS will roadtest new smartphone
technology in a bid to diagnose patients
Starting at the end of January, more than a million residents of north London will trial the triage app.