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.
Too many people suffering a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a recent report.
The number of cyclists seriously injured in accidents in Leeds has increased in the last decade, according to figures released by Leeds city council.
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.
Three people have died after contracting salmonella and officials have declared a national outbreak of the virus. All three people were from the Birmingham area.
"While shows are enjoyable and stimulating for the audience, some fans might be endangered by indulging in excessive headbanging"
Care homes failing to improve under new schemes may face closure, following the extension of inspection guidelines from hospitals.
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.
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.