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The £140 million cost of defending NHS negligence

Doctors are human and they make mistakes. That must be the starting point for any analysis of litigation costs generated by negligence at the NHS. Just as those who have been seriously injured by NHS ... read more

Amazon's Alexa deal with the NHS can help patients but at what cost?

Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa doesn’t know much – yet. Apart from reliably playing music and giving the date and time, weather forecast, and various odd definitions or historical data, one of the ... read more

Partial knee replacements are more cost effective and could save the NHS millions

New research from a randomized clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as ... read more

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NHS Trust talks up the benefits and cost savings of Robotic Process Automation across the health service

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust says savings it has started to see via automation can and should be replicated right across the Health Service A bit disappointingly, when we were ... read more

The best and the rest - what we've learned from the NHS Tracker

The BBC launched its NHS Tracker nearly two years ago. It was the biggest data project of its kind that we had ever done. Since then, it has been providing the public with up-to-date information about ... read more

Brexit, the NHS and the threat of dark money

Adam Ramsay, investigative journalist from Open Democracy, worries that Brexit could lead to the dismantling of the National Health Service (NHS). "The big concern about the NHS with Brexit ... is the ... read more

GP at Hand offers free 24-hour access to a GP, but what is it costing the NHS?

Founded in 2014, it now has around 40,000 members. It’s funded by the NHS and offers users 24-hour access to GPs every day of the year. Read on to find out exactly how it works, the costs involved, ... read more

IVF costs and NHS availability – what you need to know

Of the many big questions you face as you prepare to undergo IVF treatment, one that crops up right at the start of the journey is: how much will IVF cost me and how am I going to pay for it? ... read more

NHS England stops funding investigation of killings by mental health patients

Experts who had looked into every such homicide for 20 years had to stop doing so last year after NHS England stopped paying the £100,000-a-year cost involved, the Guardian has learned. An estimated ... read more

NHS fails to recover nearly three-quarters of bills run up by ineligible foreign patients

The NHS has failed to recover the costs of almost three-quarters of the largest bills run up by ineligible foreign health tourists, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. And an investigation has established ... read more

Paying care home fees: what everyone needs to know

There may be some help available to meet the costs from your local council, or, in some circumstances, the NHS, but the system can be difficult to negotiate. How is a care home paid for? ... read more

Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the NHS £30 million per year

The cost effectiveness findings (patient improvement ... "The results have been sent to NICE and NHS commissioning bodies will now consider the findings to see how they might adjust or change ... read more

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