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Missed appointments in Doncaster cost the NHS a sum of £3.5 MILLION this year

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals trust has lost almost £3.5 million this year due to thousands of patients not turning up to appointments, figures show. Data from NHS England shows that, bet... read more

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

The NHS has survived to the age of 70 and now costs the UK just over £120 billion per annum. Many advanced economies spend even more on healthcare per head of population. Why do fully paid-up capitali... read more

Every time a patient misses a hospital appointment in Devon it costs the NHS £170 - and it's happened 33,362 times this year

More than 30,000 people failed to turn up for their hospital appointment or were too late to be seen so far this year in Devon. The no-show figure between January and June was 33,362 patients missing ... read more

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How much? What your treatment costs the NHS

When healthcare is free, it can be easy to lose sight of how much NHS treatments cost. And as this video explains, even a trip to hospital in an ambulance is more expensive than you might think. read more

This is the true cost of people not turning up to hospital appointments

Missed hospital appointments in Merseyside have cost the NHS more than £10 million in six months alone. Research from the Reach PLC data unit has revealed that between January and June this year, over ... read more

Holidays On The NHS: It's The Worth Not The Cost

Horse riding, summer houses, art classes, holidays, music lessons and video games. Sounds like a week in the life of a pampered rich kid? In fact these are all examples of treatments dished out for fr... read more

What the Netherlands can teach the NHS about cutting cost but not quality

The social care sector recently underwent a serious reality check. A chronically underfunded system is “turning good people into bad carers”, claimed Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission’s so... read more

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