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Europe: cross-border healthcare

Agreement has been reached in the European Parliament on new rules on cross-border healthcare.

Published
21 January 2011
From
NHS Confederation
Health and Social Care Bill will have profound impact on delivery of substance misuse treatment in England

DrugScope, the national membership organisation for the drug sector, responded today to the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill, highlighting the profound implications for the delivery of substance misuse treatment services in England.

Published
20 January 2011
From
DrugScope
Q&A: The NHS shake-up

A bill has been published which paves the way for a major shake-up of the health service in England.

Published
20 January 2011
From
BBC
UK: Andrew Lansley unveils health bill as chorus of concern grows

The NHS in England is to undergo a radical shakeup with hospitals, private healthcare providers and family doctors competing for patients under plans unveiled yesterday. Some experts warned it could lead to a postcode lottery where people moved house to be close to the best GPs.

Published
20 January 2011
From
The Guardian
Final vote paves way for EU cross-border health care

An historic vote in the European Parliament yesterday (19 January) should pave the way for residents to seek health care anywhere in the European Union, expanding rights that would primarily help patients with rare diseases and people living near national borders.

Published
19 January 2011
From
EurActiv.com
UK: Public health faces an uncertain future

Moving responsibility for public health to local authorities as proposed in Wednesday's health bill could spell disaster for the government's NHS reforms.

Published
19 January 2011
From
The Guardian
UK: Access to Primary Health Care for migrants is a right worth defending

As the NHS faces up to the realities of the Government cuts, calls to restrict further migrants’ access to free NHS services, are growing. This is not something new, but the evidence suggests that excluding migrants would actually increase costs, leave all of us at greater risk of ill health, and undermine the integrity of the NHS.

Published
17 January 2011
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Free pre-payment certificates for patients with Hep C or HIV from contaminated blood

Patients in England who contracted hepatitis C or HIV from contaminated NHS blood products are to have the cost of an annual prescription pre-payment certificate paid for by the Government, health secretary Andrew Lansley has announced.

Published
11 January 2011
From
Pharmaceutical Journal
NAT Launches Guide To Confidentiality In Healthcare For People Living With HIV

NAT has launched a new guide for people living with HIV explaining the basic principles of confidentiality in healthcare. The guide goes through common concerns that people living with HIV might have about their HIV status, explains how their personal information will be handled, and gives practical advice about what to do if they have any concerns.

Published
15 December 2010
From
NAT
NHS and social services tested to limit by cuts - MPs

Government spending plans will test the NHS and social services to the limit, according to a report by a cross-party Parliamentary committee.

Published
14 December 2010
From
BBC

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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