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One MILLION people paid too much for NHS prescriptions last year

One MILLION people paid too much for NHS prescriptions last year because they spent £8.80 every time instead of buying a ‘season ticket’ NHS figures revealed 1,042,098 paid full price for more than 12 prescriptions  Every prescription after the 13th is free with a £104 prepayment certificate  A Money Saving Expert investigation revealed rising numbers […]

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NHS has lost 700 GPs in three years

NHS has LOST 700 GPs in three years since the Government’s promise to recruit 5,000 extra family doctors by 2020 NHS statistics today revealed staff numbers in GP surgeries have started to rise But the overall number of fully-qualified GPs has dropped from 29,379 to 28,697  Labour’s shadow health secretary said the drop highlighted the […]

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Foreign patients owe the NHS £27MILLION from last year alone

Foreign patients owe the NHS £27MILLION from last year as experts fear overseas visitors see the health service as a ‘soft touch’ Over the past four years, the NHS has missed out on £76million, figures show Experts call the figures ‘ridiculous’, adding ‘we cannot afford to treat the world’ This is despite the Government cracking […]

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Health watchdog U-turns on first ever treatment for progressive MS

Health watchdog approves first ever treatment for progressive form of MS as charity hails ‘landmark’ U-turn by NICE following pressure from a 21,000-strong petition Ocrelizumab is the first ever drug to effectively treat primary progressive MS Last year NHS rationing watchdog NICE said £9,600 price tag was too steep MS Society spent seven months campaigning […]