Posts tagged ‘Department of Health’

Poor coordination between Whitehall departments hampers campaign against alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse is a significant and growing problem in England, according to a new report from MPs.

Continue Reading August 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Lords claim government was under-prepared for swine flu epidemic

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has criticised the government’s preparations for the swine flu outbreak.

Continue Reading July 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

10% of NHS patients admitted to hospital “suffer some form of harm”

A committee of MPs has called for urgent action on patient safety in the NHS.

Continue Reading July 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Skunk cannabis and swine flu worry MPs at Health questions

The effect of cannabis on mental health and the potential spread of swine flu on commercial flights were among the issues raised with Health ministers yesterday.

Continue Reading June 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm 1 comment

Aging thalidomide victims require increased funding claims MP

A Liberal Democrat MP has aked the government to consider a new compensation scheme for NHS thalidomide victims.

Continue Reading June 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm 2 comments

Cornwall is an NHS dentistry desert claims St Ives MP

Most adults in Cornwall assume they will never get onto an NHS dentists list because of dangerous underfunding, the MP for St Ives told the Commons on Wednesday.

Continue Reading June 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Health minister defends HPV vaccine accused of causing “adverse reactions”

A Conservative MP has raised concerns about the vaccination programme for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix.

Continue Reading May 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm 1 comment

Local MP pays tribute to Alexander Fleming’s brave new world of antibiotics

A former Cabinet minister treated the House to an in-depth biography of scientist Alexander Fleming last night in honour of the 80th anniversary of his discovery of penicillin.

Continue Reading May 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment


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