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  • All public health marketing to be in partnership with brands

    Unveiling its marketing strategy for the current financial year, Public Health England (PHE) says it will never launch a marketing campaign unless in partnership with an external organisation.

    08 July 2014 | Marketing Week
  • New ARV prescribing guidelines for London (2014)

    The guidelines are the result of a therapeutic tender, which encourages drug manufacturers to offer volume discounts for different stages of the treatment pathway, for example, for preferred use in first-line, second-line and multiple resistant treatment.

    01 July 2014 | HIV i-Base
  • Data sharing: HIV status and confidentiality

    Dr William Ford-Young explains that confidentiality around HIV is still a concern in the NHS

    27 June 2014 | GP Online
  • NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says

    The NHS has been declared the world's best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.

    18 June 2014 | The Guardian
  • Older HIV patients 'need more support'

    The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50.

    16 June 2014 | BBC Health
  • England: New study reveals the costs of low uptake of hepatitis C treatment

    While there would be a financial cost to rapidly increasing treatment rates, the increase is not as great as you might think because the costs of managing undiagnosed and untreated hepatitis C are so high. Currently, we are paying a very high price in terms of lives lost and burden placed on future health care resources.

    10 June 2014 | Public Health England (press release)
  • ‘Appalling service’ provided by Healthcare at Home leaves patients without drugs

    Thousands of NHS patients, some seriously ill, have not received vital medicines on time because of problems at the company contracted to deliver the drugs to these patients in their own homes. The failures in the service offered by Healthcare at Home have been described by patient groups as ‘appalling’ and ‘unsafe’, and have left patients with live-threatening conditions frightened about their ability to get hold of their drugs.

    03 June 2014 | Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • New report on drug & alcohol treatment for LGB&T people

    ‘Out of your mind’ is a new report examining how drug and alcohol treatment services can be improved for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT) people. The report aims to encourage commissioners and providers of drug and alcohol treatment services to be more mindful of the support needs of LGBT people when planning and delivering services.

    02 June 2014 | London Friend
  • Immigration Act 2014: what next for migrants' access to NHS care?

    The passing of the Immigration Act earlier this month has put in place the legal framework for a new NHS charging regime for migrants in the UK. We look at what this means and, in particular, the implications for vulnerable migrants.

    29 May 2014 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Court backs NHS info transmission

    The passing on of information by NHS bodies to the Government as part of the crackdown on "health tourism" has been upheld as lawful by the High Court. The court challenge was to the way NHS trusts transmit information about non-UK patients who have not paid for treatment to the Health Secretary, who then passes it on to the Home Office to make sanction orders.

    19 May 2014 | Yahoo News / Press Association
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