Parents refuse use of vaccinated blood in life-saving surgery on baby

New Zealand's health service has made a court application over the guardianship of a four-month-old baby whose parents are refusing to allow his life-saving heart surgery to go ahead unless non-vaccinated blood is used. The parents discussed their son’s health situation in an interview with an anti-vaccination campaigner. The vaccines to prevent severe disease and death from Covid-19 have been found to be extremely safe and effective.
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3 hours ago

Up to 100,000 nurses to strike in December with threat to escalate action

Nurses will begin a series of strikes at dozens of hospitals in December – and will escalate their industrial action if ministers keep refusing to negotiate over pay. The stoppages on 15 and 20 December will severely disrupt care and services at 53 NHS organisations in England – about half those where the RCN’s recent ballot produced a majority of nurses in favour of withdrawing their labour.
#NHS #England #News #Health #Healthcare


16 hours ago

Up to 100,000 nurses across England, Wales, N

Nurses at half of all National Health Service locations in England will take part in strikes next month over pay. First such action in 100-year history of Royal College of Nursing. Government refuses to meet demands for pay hikes of 5% above inflation. Up to 100,000 nurses will walk out on Dec. 15 and 20 over pay demands.
#NationalHealthService #England #News #Health #Healthcare


16 hours ago

No Long-Term Care Insurance? 5 Other Ways To Plan Ahead To Age at Home in Retirement

Most Americans (70%) prefer to age at home, but only 10% have long-term care insurance. The average yearly premium in 2021 for a couple who are both age 55 was $2,050 for a long term care policy that would pay up to $165,000 of future care costs for each.
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17 hours ago

FDA approves most expensive drug ever

The drug, known as Hemgenix, costs $3.5 million per dose. It is administered to patients with the rare disorder Hemophilia B. The drug is a gene therapy drug that is given in one dose via IV infusion. Most of the cost of the new treatment will be paid by insurers — not patients.
#FDA #Hemgenix #HemophiliaB #News #Health #Healthcare


Yesterday

How doctors could spy on your wee in bizarre bid to ease pressure on NHS

Health Secretary Steve Barclay said monitoring urinals with new tech could help doctors spot diseases early. He likened it to sharing information on Facebook or Instagram, saying: People trust a company in California with data more than they trust the UK government. But last night Labour panned the idea of toilet surveillance, accusing Mr Barclay of ‘taking the p*ss’
#SteveBarclay #Labour #California #News #Health #Healthcare


Yesterday

British PM Rishi Sunak injects 113 mn pound into new healthcare taskforce

The UK government announced GBP 113 million funding to use the country's successful COVID Vaccine Taskforce model as a blueprint for the success of four missions of cancer, obesity, mental health and addiction. The government hopes to save the NHS millions of pounds that could otherwise be spent on patient care by tackling health issues such as obesity.
#RishiSunak #NHS #British #News #Health #Healthcare


Yesterday

Slowdown in European doctors working in NHS following Brexit, says think tank

More than 4,000 European doctors have opted not to work in the NHS following the vote in 2016. Pre-Brexit number of doctor specialists working in NHS in 2021 was forecast to be 41,321. Nuffield Trust says it is ‘inarguable’ that registration of doctors from the EU and the four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members “was slower in the years after 2016 than the years before”
#NHS #European #Brexit #News #Health #Healthcare


2 days ago

Shortage of hospital consultants as specialists shun new positions

Survey estimates 48 per cent of hospital consultants will retire in ten years. Survey of almost 400 physicians in Scotland found half the current consultant workforce is likely to retire in the next decade. Patients are waiting longer for consultations, investigations and procedures because ‘there are not enough staff to deliver the service’
#TheTimes #Scotland #News #Health #Healthcare


2 days ago

$3.5 million for a dose? Time to heal this market

US-based CSL Behring plans to charge for a single dose of Hemgenix, its new gene-therapy drug that was just approved by the US federal regulator for the treatment of haemophilia B. Some 16 million people in the US and Europe are estimated to suffer from this kind of. Bluebird Bio’s Zynteglo for a blood disorder called beta thalassemia was launched at $2.8 million.
#CSLBehring #Europe #News #Health #Healthcare


5 days ago

GP practice data available for first time - GOV.UK

New data published on GP appointments for the first time ever allows patients to make a more informed choice about the practice they choose to visit. This comes after over 4,000 GPs accepted on training placements, hitting the government target for the fifth year running. Autumn Statement reiterates government’s commitment to primary care and improving patient access to it.
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5 days ago

US Approves World's Most Expensive Drug Worth $3.5 Million a Dose for Hemophilia; All You Need to Know

CSL Behring’s haemophilia B gene therapy can free patient from regular treatments but a single dose would cost at $3.5 million. The medicine will substitute 94 percent of the patients from time-consuming and costly infusions of Factor IX, which is currently used to control the potentially deadly condition.
#FactorIX #World #News #Health #Healthcare


6 days ago

World's most expensive drug approved by FDA, treats Hemophilia

Hemgenix stands to be the costliest drug in the world, priced at $3.5 million per dose. Drugmaker CSL Behring states that this groundbreaking medicine will come to reducing healthcare-costs. Hemophilia B is the lesser common form of the disorder, and accounts for 15 percent of the ones affected by it.
#CSLBehring #Hemophilia #News #Health #Healthcare


6 days ago

Rishi Sunak is ‘registered with private GP practice promising same-day appointments’

Rishi Sunak is registered with a private GP practice that guarantees same-day appointments for all patients with urgent concerns, according to reports. Prime Minister last week refused to say whether he had private healthcare. But reports say he's registered with west London clinic which charges £250 for a half-hour consultation.
#RishiSunak #TheIndependent #London #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

Rishi Sunak is ‘registered with private GP practice promising same-day appointments’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is registered with a private GP practice that guarantees same-day appointments for all patients with urgent concerns. The clinic charges £250 for a half-hour consultation and offers appointments in the evenings and at weekends. Mr Sunak has repeatedly dodged questions about whether he uses private healthcare. He said last week it was “not appropriate’ to talk “about one’s family's healthcare”
#RishiSunak #TheIndependent #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

No two-tier NHS, ministers insist

Ministers prepared to discuss relaxing rules for discharging patients from hospitals. But they rejected suggestions about creating a 'two-tier' system with the wealthy paying for treatment. NHS Scotland’s chief executive gave the ‘green light’ by Caroline Lamb to discuss reform.
#CarolineLamb #NHS #Scotland #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

Rishi Sunak is registered with private GP practice offering £250 consultations

Rishi Sunak is registered with a private GP practice that guarantees all patients will be seen ‘on the day’ Just 41.5% of GP appointments in September took place on the same day. NHS England figures show that most patients have to wait longer for an appointment.
#RishiSunak #TheGuardian #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

‘Two-tier’ NHS already developing across the UK after Scotland discuss paying for treatment, experts warn

Institute of Public Policy Research says NHS is facing a two-tier system by stealth. IPPR head Chris Thomas said he was 'nervous' that the NHS was heading for the equivalent of the English education system or a similar structure to dentistry or social care. Comments come following reports by the BBC that NHS leaders in Scotland have discussed creating a 'two-tier' system.
#ChrisThomas #TheIndependent #English #Scotland #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

Covid Patients: Two thirds of first-wave Covid patients had long-term symptoms: Study, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Nearly 60 per cent of hospitalised COVID-19 patients and 68 per cent non-hospitalised counterparts reported still having at least one symptom two years later. The most common symptoms during the acute infection were fever, shortness of breath, muscle pain, and cough.
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1 weeks ago

AIIMS OPD: Ayushman Bharat Account to be used to reduce time for registrations

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to promote the use of Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) ID for Out-Patient Department registration of new and follow-up cases. This will entail adoption of 'scan and share QR code' solution of the National Health Authority in all OPDs at AllMS.
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1 weeks ago