Weekly NHS news digest May 4, 2012
Our weekly round up of stories affecting the NHS
- NHS tourists owe hospitals £40m in unpaid fees
- Children should be assessed at A&E in 15 mins
New standards set by the Royal Colleges says children should be seen within 15 minutes at walk-in centres or A&E.
- HPA launch systems to spot Olympic infections
The HPA has launched two new systems to help spot new and emerging infections.
- BigHand chosen by Kingston
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has chosen BigHand for a digital dictation project.
- Welsh health boards given funding
The Welsh government gives £12m cash injection to three of Wales’ NHS boards.
- Unison split over NHS pensions
A ballot of Unison members on pension reforms has failed to deliver a clear verdict.
- GPs to cut referrals
Family doctors ordered to slash number of patients sent to hospital.
- Bristol overspend on Cerner
Figures show North Bristol NHS Trust has overspent by more than £1m on Cerner Millennium implementation.
- GPs making too many drug errors
GMC review says GPs are “making too many mistakes” when prescribing drugs.
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