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People from deprived areas visit A&E in larger numbers

Nearly twice as many people who went to A&E came from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas

Deprived areas see twice as many A&E visits

The 10 per cent of people in the most deprived areas accounted for twice as many A&E visits than those in least deprived areas. 

Better support for LTCs could reduce A&E pressures

More evidence of the benefits of helping people effectively manage their long term health conditions has emerged in a briefing by the Health Foundation.

CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU

Local pharmacies can ease the NHS access crisis.

Time to wake up

Both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing are holding their annual conference as I write. Speakers in both conferences have highlighted the pressures on the NHS.  The RCN revealed that beds were in such short supply that frail elderly people were being moved in the middle of the night and that, in order to move patients out of A&E departments, some were left on trolleys in corridors or received treatment in storerooms. The BMA said that the National Health Service was “bursting at the seams”.

One year on: confusion reigns

Is it really a year since the election that saw in this Conservative government? I remember giving a qualified welcome to Alistair Burt, the new health minister with responsibility for pharmacy. Naively, assubsequent events have shown, I made some suggestions regarding how we could help with a number of problems that the Health Service was facing then and is still facing now.

Your country needs you

Have you seen the iconic recruitment poster from the First World War: Lord Kitchener, with his waxed moustache looking directly at you with the caption ‘Your Country Needs You’? I was reminded of it by a recent survey conducted by Pharmacy Voice which found that nine in 10 GPs would like more help from us in making sure that medicines prescribed for the over-75s were necessary and being taken properly ...



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