Welcome! It's on Saturday 22nd November 2014

Patients and PPI

  • Patients sign up to ‘Put patients first’

    Patients sign up to ‘Put patients first’

    Thousands of patients a day are signing the Royal College of General Practitioner’s (RCGP’s) petition to persuade UK governments to allocate 11% of the NHS budget to General practice by 2017.

  • Real world studies can be a lifeline

    Real world studies can be a lifeline

    Real world studies are beating the odds to extend the lives of patients who have late stage melanoma. Here David Dahill, who has melanoma, explains why, as a patient, he thinks real world studies and new drug therapies should be considered as a first line approach to treating advanced melanoma.

  • Pay £10 a month for the NHS?

    A £10 a month membership fee for using the NHS should be charged to people with the exception of those receiving free prescriptions, finds a report co-authored by Lord Norman Warner.

  • Martin Caldwell, UK campaigner for SumOfUs.org

    Consumer groups applaud NHS for delay in care.data

    250,000 SumOfUs.org members demanded Jeremy Hunt and the NHS ‘stop the sale of personal medical information immediately’ and NHS England has responded with plans to delay the system for six months while it sharpens its focus on better informing patients and the public of their rights to opt out and what the new system will involve for them.