Costing Complimentary Medicine On The NHS

more about “Truth behind NHS’s homeopathy budget“, posted with vodpod The data we have shows that from 2005 – 2008 almost £12m was spent on Homeopathic remedies by the NHS. This works out at an average cost of £170 per episode, per patient with a remarkable £3067 cost per inpatient. Interesting piece about homeopathy costings…

Brain Patched

I seem to be at the first marker of my recovery period following my ‘brain transplant’ shortly before Xmas. Most of the pain has now subsided save from the odd momentary stab, the stitching dissolved, and I’ve stopped spontaneously bleeding all over the house (never a good look). Follow Up Not I came away from…

NHS Treatment In India?

Talks have taken place that may allow the NHS to approve medical treatments in India. Talks took place between Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and British authorities whose reaction to proposals was described as ‘positive’. Currently approval for NHS treatment undertaken outside of the UK can only consider approved treatment within 3 hours flying time…

NHS Food A Disgrace?

Twenty percent of UK NHS staff would be unhappy to eat the food served up to many of the thirteen million patients admitted into NHS hospitals every year. Research shows that hospital food had been improving up to the great financial deficits of a year or so ago but cutbacks put in place to help…

Now Where Was I?

I’m finally back in the land of the unliving following yesterday’s ‘will they-won’t they’ eventual release from my time in hospital. Thanks to those who left messages of support and who have continued to contribute to past and scheduled blog posts that went up whilst I was confined to a hospital bed. It’s going to…

Date With A Sharp Knife

I finally have some news re my impending NHS date with a selection of surgical knives, antibiotics, major surgery and if I’m really (un)lucky, MRSA. It could be next week or it might be the week after, I’m waiting to hear. I have to travel about 60 miles away which will be fun without a…

Health Tourism Grows

Growing numbers of Brits are eschewing the free NHS to engage in health tourism abroad in low cost hospitals as waiting lists, superbug concerns and lack of access to NHS dentists (which are invariably not free) continue to cause health worries for many. Around 70,000 are currently electing for health treatments abroad in India ,…