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Google gets access to millions of UK's National Health Service records

FierceGovernmentIT - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Google is getting access to a wide range of health care data through a data-sharing agreement between the company and the U.K.'s National Health Service, or NHS, according to a new report. The agreement gave Google's DeepMind, an artificial ...

It's your choice - the EU or NHS: Vote Brexit or we'll LOSE health service, warns top doc - ‎16 hours ago‎
Mr Dalgleish, one of the top cancer specialists in Britain, told The Express: “It will be a free for all. The NHS will have to compete with health care providers not just from America but also Europe.
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UK docs in historic strike from National Health Service - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Hopes for a last-minute deal faded late Monday when U.K. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleaded with doctors to halt the strike by a large chunk of the nation's physicians from the country's National Health Service. “I wish to appeal directly to all ...

Google Cracks a Deal with National Health Service

Techstory - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Google has cracked a deal with National Health Service (NHS) which will now allow DeepMind access to as many as 1.6 million private patient records.

#NHSMillion: People are sharing all the reasons we need the NHS

Metro - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
People are sharing all the million reasons they love and value our NHS using the hashtag #NHSMillion. One million is the number of people treated by the health service in just 36 hours in England.

Canadian pharma group raises price of NHS eye drug 14-fold

Financial Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The steep prices the NHS is being forced to pay highlight a potential flaw in the UK healthcare system, which normally secures drugs at much lower prices than those paid in the US.
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NHS Health Check For Patients Aged 40 And Up Has Little Impact: Study

Tech Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
"For the NHS health check scheme to be effective, it needs to be better planned and implemented - our work will help highlight how this can be done," said lead investigator professor Azeem Majeed of the School of Public Health.

Can we prop up an ailing National Health Service by improving our Natural Health Service?

Oxford Mail - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Obesity and heart disease are on the rise, nine per cent of adults are on anti-depressants...and junior doctors are planning their first full walkout in NHS history this week because of what they say are untenable working conditions. So could we help ...
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Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data

New Scientist - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
As well as receiving this continuous stream of new data, DeepMind has access to the historical data that the Royal Free trust submits to the Secondary User Service (SUS) database - the NHS's centralised record of all hospital treatments in the UK.
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Is the NHS underdoctored, underfunded and overstretched?

BBC News - ‎22 hours ago‎
The answer to that question is yes according to a some senior medical voices. It was posed at a special conference on the state of the NHS in England convened by the British Medical Association. The meeting highlighted again the financial stresses and ...

Lee Williams: TTIP will destroy the national health service

Gulf Today - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
TTIP will include a form of ISDS so the same thing could happen to any country's health service that accepts the deal, including the NHS here in the UK. If, we want a truly protected NHS, the only way is to negotiate a specific exemption within the ...
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UK: Thousands march in Leeds to oppose attacks on National Health Service

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Several thousand people demonstrated Saturday in Leeds on the “Yorkshire March for the NHS,” including a contingent of junior doctors currently in dispute with the government over the imposition of an inferior contract.
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Almost 72% of Britons Believe Quality of Health Services to Drop

Sputnik International - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Such levels of pessimism about health services are the highest in Europe, the newspaper claimed citing the Populus pollster. The NHS is the publicly funded health care system in the United Kingdom. The majority of the services it provides are free of ...
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NHS technology: saving the health service one byte at a time

The Guardian - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Can technology save the NHS? That was the question addressed by a recent Guardian roundtable, supported by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), which brought together clinicians, policymakers and healthcare IT experts.
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NHS ambulance staff build on strike threat by eyeing ballot in 'near future'

National Health Executive - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A second strike could hit the NHS as trade unions Unison, GMB and Unite announced yesterday that they are asking ambulance staff whether to strike on pay freezes and grading.
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Government warned mental health targets could be missed

National Health Executive - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Mental health improvement targets risk being missed owing to the fragmented nature of health services, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned. The NAO report says that implementing the government's commitment to improve access and waiting times ...
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Only the SNP is ambitious for the NHS in Aberdeen and the North East

SNP (press release) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Despite big cuts to Scotland's budget from Westminster, we've increased funding for NHS Grampian by £300 million - giving the North East over 50 per cent more in funding for health services than it received under Labour and Lib Dems.
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Junior doctors' contract could breach equality law

National Health Executive - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
We're all aware of the significant challenges the NHS faces and we will need motivated, engaged doctors, supported by first-class training and fair working conditions, to address these and deliver the quality of patient care to which we are both ...

Increasing specialist community services reduces suicide rates in NHS mental health services in England - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
In this study, the authors analysed the impact of 16 recommendations and service changes in all National Health Service (NHS) mental health services across England on patient suicide rates between 1997 and 2012. They also looked at whether suicide ...

Improvements in NHS mental health care in England may have helped to reduce suicide rates

Science Daily - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
In this study, the authors analysed the impact of 16 recommendations and service changes in all National Health Service (NHS) mental health services across England on patient suicide rates between 1997 and 2012. They also looked at whether suicide ...