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Ambulance service outsourced to bus and courier companies

arriva-ambulanceHailed as ‘another triumph of public-private partnership’, it was announced that NHS ambulance services are to be outsourced to a joint venture initiative between Arriva Bus and NextDay Couriers.

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Posted: Apr 17th, 2014
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New NHS 222 phone service to offer second opinions

Stung by the teething troubles the 111 line suffered immediately after launch, clinical commissioning groups have been quick to provide further support to users. From next Monday, anyone unhappy with the advice they receive from 111 can hangup and dial 222 to have the initial assessment reviewed by another trainee within a target time of four hours.

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Posted: May 7th, 2013
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Waiting times to assault NHS staff ‘have tripled’, finds study

free-for-all at the point of needThe latest report on the performance of the NHS has found a familiar but depressing picture of Accident and Emergency rooms full of people who have waited up to three hours to launch an unprovoked physical attack on a medical orderly or nurse.

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Posted: Dec 2nd, 2012
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NHS to be rebranded as ‘Britain’s Got Illness’

they'll make you laugh, they'll make you cryHealth Minister Andrew Lansley has confirmed that the latest NHS reforms will require patients seeking treatment to be seen by a panel of three healthcare professionals, ‘sitting behind a desk with their hands on a buzzer with a light-up x attached’.

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Posted: Jun 14th, 2011
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Coalition to unveil bold new proposal for ‘free hospitals’

The coalition has revealed proposals for the creation of ‘free hospitals’ in England and Wales. After the unexpected success of the ‘free schools’ programme, the Government has decided to bring forward plans to roll out public-run institutions in other services.

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2011
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