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NHS Errors Costing Billions A Year

In a speech delivered last week at Birmingham Children's Hospital, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, declared that 'Good Care Costs Less'. It has been estimated that mistakes cost the NHS up to 2.5 billion per year. Mr Hunt opined that it is too often believed that the best care is only provided when it can be afforded. He urged for a culture change in which improving care is the best way of controlling costs.

Opposition to London's Segregated Cycle Lanes

A recent post by Peter Walker on the Guardian's Bike Blog has revealed that newly unveiled plans for cycling 'superhighways' across the centre of London are sparking fierce debate between those in support of the scheme and those who oppose it. The ambitious plans propose almost entirely segregated cycle lanes largely based on Dutch / Danish style infrastructure by 2016. However, the current discord risks delaying this timetable.

Injured Veterans Face Delays Over Compensation Claims

The National Gulf Veterans and Families Association has suggested that the average waiting time for compensation claims made by veterans has increased from 82 days in 2010 to 219 days in 2014. There were 36,000 new compensation claims in 2013-2014.

1200 People Each Year Contract Hepatitis E Through Infected Blood Transfusions

A new study by the Lancet medical journal has shown that 1,200 people each year in the UK contract the Hepatitis E (HEV) virus through infected blood transfusions.

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