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Govt considers proposals to introduce healthcare fees in the NHS

Govt considers proposals to introduce healthcare fees in the NHS

The government is considering proposals which could spell the end of free healthcare in the UK. An inquiry has been launched quietly by the Conservative government which will look into ways to introduce charges into the service. The review entitled ‘Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity’ will examine ways in which the NHS could be funded through user charges[Read More...]

Death warning as MPs slam Atos

Death warning as MPs slam Atos

Thousands of terminally ill and disabled people across the UK have died following assessments by Atos, it has been revealed. Opening a debate in Parliament, former Labour minister Michael Meacher said that 1,300 people have died after being placed in the “work-related activity group”. He said: “I have been sent nearly 300 case histories, many of which make heart-rending reading.[Read More...]

Scientists come up with a new way to capture compassion

Scientists come up with a new way to capture compassion

Scientists have come up with a new way to measure compassion and use it to the benefit of patients, it has been revealed. In a journal entitled Health Expectations, the researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center has unveiled the results of a study in which they have identified compassionate words and statements which are the most effective on[Read More...]

Euthanasia by the backdoor? Shocking new report reveals 42% of people with learning disabilities die prematurely in hospital

Euthanasia by the backdoor? Shocking new report reveals 42% of people with learning disabilities die prematurely in hospital

Report shows high premature mortality rate among disabled people in care Half of all care services branded inadequate for disabled people Misdiagnosis and failure to provide the right services most common cause of premature deaths A damning new report has for the first time revealed the extent to which people with learning disabilities are being systematically maltreated within the NHS[Read More...]

Caught red handed: US woman wakes up during operation to catch doctors trying to steal her organs

Caught red handed: US woman wakes up during operation to catch doctors trying to steal her organs

Imagine waking up in the middle of an operation only to discover that doctors were trying to harvest your organs for transplant. Sounds like something out of a horror movie doesn’t it? And yet for one US lady that is exactly what happened. Colleen Burns, reported how her shock turned to horror, when she opened her eyes to discover that[Read More...]