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  Department of Health - UK Nurses - The NHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The National Health Service (NHS) was created in 1948 to provide healthcare for all citizens, irrespective of their ability to pay.
It promotes health and prevents illness, diagnoses and treats injury and disease, and cares for those with a long-term illness or disability.
It is managed by The Department of Health, and directly responsible to the Secretary of State for Health.
www.nursinguk.nhs.uk /nhs.asp   (248 words)

 Department of Health (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department of Health (DoH) is a department of the United Kingdom government.
It is led by the Secretary of State for Health with three junior Ministers of State.
The Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health was Sir Nigel Crisp from 2000 to 31 March 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Department_of_Health   (421 words)

 News from IvyRose Holistic Shop & Holistic Resources : UK Department of Health - Success with Nutritional Information ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Yesterday (9th August, 2005), the UK Department of Health announced the issue of the 500th licence for it's "5 a day" logo.
For the benefit of readers from outside the UK, we should explain that this is part of the UK Government's Public Health/Nutrition Education project to advise the general public to consume at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetables every day.
According to the Department of Health Website: Just two years after its launch, the logo is being used by a wide variety of national brands, with the most recent including Tropicana, Aldi and Iceland for promotions, on packaging and in advertising campaigns.
www.ivy-rose.co.uk /Health/show_di.php?id=103   (672 words)

 Health Dialog - Health Dialog UK, Ltd.
Health Dialog is founded upon the idea that when individuals are more actively engaged in managing their care with their clinicians, they are more satisfied with their care, quality goes up, outcomes improve, and utilisation on average goes down.
Health Dialog is proud to be working in partnership with the Department of Health and the Kings Fund in the national PARR (Patients At Risk of Readmission) tool development.
Additionally, Health Coaches are trained in the practice of case finding – engaging in an open dialog with each individual to uncover additional opportunities to make an impact on the individual’s health, or the health of a family member.
www.healthdialog.com /hd/Ancillary/UK   (532 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | UK 'draining third world of nurses'
The UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting said the registration figures for March 1999-2000 showed an increase of 63% on the previous year in registrations from the West Indies and 127% from South Africa.
By far the largest foreign contingent of nurses in the UK are from the Philipines, which is said to train more nurses that it can employ and provides about 47% of the UK's foreign nurses.
But she insisted: "The Department of Health guidance that trusts should not target recruitment drives at countries with their own nursing shortages is clear.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/health/1292413.stm   (635 words)

 Department of Health - UK Nurses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For experienced nurses, the UK is a great place to live and work.
Because the National Health Service is recruiting directly, you don't have to go through an agency to get to the UK.
A move to the UK will change your life and the lives of your family.
www.nursinguk.nhs.uk   (121 words)

 Liverpool to lead £20M department of health initiative to develop medicines for children, UK
Health professionals use their skill and judgement when prescribing medicines for children but uncertainty can result in inappropriate dosing or inadequate efficacy.
The UK Medicines For Children Research Network will enable the development of a wide variety of drugs for children, including those for the prevention and treatment of diseases affecting newborns and children on intensive care.
The UK Medicines For Children Research Network is the latest step in the Department of Health's paediatric medicines strategy.
www.pharma-lexicon.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=21358   (645 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | UK 'has worst cancer record'
The Department of Health said the figures were out-of-date and did not take account of recent investment in cancer care.
The report shows that rates of survival for colorectal cancer in the UK are significantly lower than in the rest of Europe and the United States.
The Department of Health said the figures were out-of-date and did not reflect improvements since the publication the NHS Cancer Plan in 2000.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/2077996.stm   (718 words)

 Department of Health UK, Report
Hundreds of multiple sclerosis sufferers in the UK are already being treated with cannabis-based medicines in clinical trials funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
The department says the NHS would need "timely and clear guidance" from NICE on the cost-effectiveness of the treatments and which patients would benefit most.
Health Minister Lord Hunt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the drugs would not be made available unless they met strict criteria.
www.annieappleseedproject.org /depofhealukr.html   (558 words)

 Royal Holloway : Department of Health and Social Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The entire range of research and teaching within the Department of Health and Social Care derives from the key objective of ensuring that contemporary health and social work policy and practice can be informed at every level by a sound knowledge base.
There is a long tradition in the college of successful social work education, medical sociology and research into health and social care, which led to the formation of a specialised new department in 2002.
The Department works in close partnership with a large number of statutory and voluntary agencies, including the majority of London boroughs, and child care agencies.
www.rhul.ac.uk /Health-and-SocialCare   (571 words)

 DfES - Quality Protects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
News from the Departments' Project Teams, who are developing policy and disseminating good practice on the range of children's service's issues.
The report is full of brief descriptions of projects which are developing better ways of meeting the needs of disabled children, such as the introduction of direct payments schemes, strengthening inter-agency collaboration, and serving fl and ethnic minority communities.
Department of Health has produced a video to help and inform those who are planning to adopt - Adoption video
www.doh.gov.uk /qualityprotects   (1045 words)

 KM & Healthcare May 25 & 26, 2004: 08 Holistic KM at the Department of Health, UK
KM and Healthcare May 25 and 26, 2004: 08 Holistic KM at the Department of Health, UK knowledge.typepad.com > KM & Healthcare May 25 & 26, 2004
08 Holistic KM at the Department of Health, UK Ms Karen Lewis is the Head of KM and Intranet Services at the Dept of Health in UK.
She brought the audience through the journey that the department took in implementing KM.
knowledge.typepad.com /photos/km_healthcare/cimg0296.html   (83 words)

 Disappointed dentists reach stalemate with UK Department of Health
UK Dentists' leaders today reluctantly suspended discussions with the Department of Health on the arrangements for a new base contract which will be required for October 2005.
Dr Ellman informed the Department of Health of his decision in a letter to senior civil servants in the dental branch of the Department.
In that letter, Dr Ellman expresses his concern that key elements of the draft contract would not allow dentists to spend more time with their patients, to adopt a more quality-driven and preventive approach to oral healthcare, and improve the working lives of the dental team and the patient experience.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=17582&nfid=rssfeeds   (328 words)

 Department of Health: UK Stem Cell Initiative [UKSCI]
On the back of rising public funding for medical and bioscience research, and emerging commercial and public health opportunities to translate this RandD into patient benefit, there is a real opportunity now to set a clear direction for the UK's future endeavours in stem cell research.
On 16th March 2005, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the establishment of the UK Stem Cell Initiative.
The UK Stem Cell Initiative is supported by the Department of Health and the Department of Trade & Industry
www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk /uksci   (167 words)

 IMS HEALTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Now, national health authorities are spreading the word to local healthcare delivery networks: come up with ways to ensure fairer access to approved cancer treatments for all patients.
A review of the study, published this week by UK Health Secretary John Reid, pointed to "unacceptably high variations" across the country in the use of cancer drugs approved by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), an independent body charged with evaluating healthcare options in the UK.
IMS's role in the study is the result of the ongoing relationship that we now have with the UK Department of Health, giving the National Health Service (NHS) access to better data on current prescribing patterns -- and supporting the NHS's goal of improving the way it implements NICE guidance.
www.imshealth.com /ims/portal/front/article/0,2775,6266_41382706_49941437,00.html   (627 words)

 math lessons - Department of Health (UK)
The Department of Health is a department of the British Government.
It is led by the Secretary of State for Health with two junior Ministers of State.
It is responsible for policy on areas such as the National Health Service in England.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Department_of_Health_(UK)   (136 words)

 UK's Department of Health flu immunisation campaign launches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Manchester United's Paul Scholes is backing the UK's Department of Health flu immunisation campaign, which launched today.
This year, the Department of Health will be measuring uptake of the flu jab by anyone who is at risk from flu, not only those aged 65 and over.
Older people, their carers, health and social care professionals and other vulnerable people can call a special Winter Warmth Advice Line (Freephone 0800 085 7000) for practical help on keeping warm and staying healthy.
www.news-medical.net /?id=5269   (703 words)

 math lessons - National Health Service
Historically, health care in the UK was not free: patients were required to pay for their own healthcare.
The Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD) is responsible for health policy and the administration of the National Health Service in Scotland.
Though the Secretary of State and Department of Health (UK) deal with a much wider range of issues, the NHS dominates the department's remit and many government policies, such as anti-smoking and obesity campaigns are implemented by the NHS.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/NHS   (1010 words)

 Department of Health: UK Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority
Department of Health: UK Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority
Due to staff changes within the Department this is now a priority and Members will be called upon for help when this is underway.
In November 2000, Mrs Borst, the Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports agreed to a public debate on xenotransplantation.
www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk /ukxira/ukx21sum.htm   (511 words)

 BBC News | HEALTH | UK stockpiles smallpox vaccine
Millions of anti-smallpox vaccines to protect half the UK population against biological attack have reportedly been bought by the government as part of the drive against terrorism.
The Department for Health confirmed it had bought vaccines against the disease but refused to say how many or at what cost.
A Health Department spokesman told BBC News Online: "As part of the government's continuing vigilance against international terrorism we have acquired supplies of smallpox vaccine.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/1926780.stm   (353 words)

 Hewitt Welcomes Appointment Of Director General Of Workforce, Department Of Health, UK
Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt today announced the appointment of a new Director General of Workforce at the Department of Health, responsible for workforce issues in the NHS and social care system.
I know that Clare is determined to ensure that they receive the support they need from the Department of Health She will work closely with the newly-appointed NHS chief executive, David Nicholson, and acting Permanent Secretary Hugh Taylor and other members of the enlarged and strengthened Department of Health leadership team.
The values of the health and social care system make it unique and I am proud to be part of a service which has such an important purpose and is internationally regarded.
www.medilexicon.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=50910   (661 words)

 PRESS RELEASE UK Department of Health and National Health Service Awards $200 Million Contract to OR International to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
UK Department of Health and National Health Service Awards $200 Million Contract to OR International to Build and Operate Specialty Hospital in Southwest England
The development of the Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre is part of a broader commitment made by the British government last year to create 26 high-quality, fast-track treatment centers in the UK using leading international health-care providers.
These centers are part of the National Health Service's Independent Sector Treatment Centre Program, and will reduce the waiting time for surgery, which for some procedures can be as long as 12 months, improve choice and outcomes for patients and will treat an estimated 250,000 patients per year.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=71832   (577 words)

 Department of Health: UK Stem Cell Initiative [UKSCI]
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is also establishing an electronically accessible national registry of human embryonic stem cell lines generated in Canada.
Some are originally from the UK, others have spent time in UK laboratories (though this appears to be becoming a less regular occurrence with people instead doing post docs in the US).
We have approached the UK Stem Cell Initiative to speak at this meeting, to outline strategy for UK stem cell science to Canadians.
www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk /uksci/global/canada.htm   (1567 words)

 Royal Holloway : Department of Health and Social Care: Hedy Cleaver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A study to explore the impact nationally, of the Assessment Framework on social work assessments that involve parents with learning disabilities, commissioned by the Department of Health.
A two-year study to explore the response of child protection practices and procedures to children exposed to domestic violence or substance misuse within their families, commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills.
A one-year evaluation of councils that are trailblazers for the Identification, Referral and Tracking system, commissioned by the Department of Education and Skills.
www.rhul.ac.uk /Health-and-SocialCare/About-Us/cleaver.html   (461 words)

 Guide to departments - Department of Health
The Department of Health (DH) aims to improve people's health and wellbeing through its strategic responsibility and accountability for the health and social care system in England.
But the Department sets the strategic direction for children's care services, such as adoption and fostering, and services for elderly people, including old people's homes.
The Department also provides specialist guidance to health practitioners and social workers, and supports research to improve the quality of health and social services.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page1489.asp   (476 words)

 Welcome to UK HealthCare
UK Chandler Hospital has been ranked by Solucient as one of the top 15 academic medical centers in the nation.
The purpose is to recognize individuals making a significant contribution to the public health of Kentuckians, the United States, and the world.
A study conducted by The Council of State Government says that the majority of the public health force consists of baby boomers and on average, 25 percent of the public health work force is eligible for retirement.
www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu   (527 words)

 Stay Healthy - Patient UK
Health promotion is about keeping healthy, living a healthy lifestyle, preventing illness, and preventing any existing illness from becoming worse.
The Department of Health's pages on accidental injury intended to act as a focal point for general information on preventing accidental injury.
Fast Forward is a charitable organisation which promotes health through quality education by, with and for young people, focusing on the prevention of drug alcohol and tobacco misuse.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/16   (1250 words)

 benzo.org.uk : Department of Health Submission & Correspondence, Professor Ashton, 2003-2004
First of all let me say that the Department of Health, the NHS and the various professional groups regard involuntary addiction upon benzodiazepine drugs as a very important issue.
As you know, the main focus of the Department of Health's action in this area has been to try and prevent addiction/dependence occurring in the first place by warning GPs and other prescribers of the potential side-effects of prescribed medicines and the dangers of involuntary addiction.
David Byrne, and reports on UK and European drug issues, written by Barry Haslam, will be handed over at the meeting.
www.benzo.org.uk /ashdoh.htm   (3375 words)

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