Dreaded Covid-flu twindemic cost NHS this winter

Veterans in suicidal crisis can now seek care at no cost

Veterans who are in a suicidal crisis can now seek emergency care at any medical facility at no cost to them. Starting Tuesday, veterans will have free access to inpatient care or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days, the Department of Veterans Affairs said in… Continue reading Veterans in suicidal crisis can now seek care at no cost

Cost of living: Charity warns of mental health pandemic

Mental Health Foundation say financial concerns can cause people to sleep and exercise less. Source link

Would every 1% rise to nurses' pay cost £700m?

Fact-checking a claim made by Health Minister Maria Caulfield. Source link

Cost of living: Patients refuse sick notes over lost pay worry – GPs

GPs say there is clear evidence of the negative impact of the cost of living on patients’ health. Source link

Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum’s energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year. Cohen has DiGeorge syndrome and 15q11.2 genetic deletions which means he can’t walk, talk or digest food properly. Lauren, Cohen’s mum said: “The cost of living crisis, for most people, it’s ‘Oh we… Continue reading Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Health Care — COVID tests, treatments could soon cost you

🚫 There shouldn’t be a need to say this, but do not lick toads, especially the poisonous ones. The National Park Service is asking that everyone “please refrain from licking” anything they come across in national parks.  In health news, the federal government will soon stop paying for COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines, and it… Continue reading Health Care — COVID tests, treatments could soon cost you

Social care: Boris Johnson defends his plan amid criticism over the cost cap

New details emerged last week that charities have warned could hit poorer people the hardest. Source link

An Hour at What Cost? The Harmful Effects of Daylight Savings

Nov. 5, 2021 — Early this Sunday morning, we will gain an hour, marking more than 100 years of “falling back” — and doctors say it is a perfect opportunity to counteract the negative health effects of daylight saving time. When daylight saving time ends again in the spring, we’ll lose an hour. That may… Continue reading An Hour at What Cost? The Harmful Effects of Daylight Savings

Davina McCall hails 'brilliant day for women' as HRT prescription cost cut

TV presenter Davina McCall joined menopause campaigners outside parliament to celebrate news that the cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) prescriptions will be cut. Labour MP Carolyn Harris was pushing for a law to make the menopause treatment free in England. The government would not go that far, but said women would only have to… Continue reading Davina McCall hails 'brilliant day for women' as HRT prescription cost cut