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Proposed 7.4% cut in public health budget threatens antismoking and antiobesity initiatives, leader says

Public health leaders have warned that the UK Treasury risks causing a “disaster” to people’s health in England if it implements cuts of £200m (€280m; $320m) to local authorities’ public health budgets by March 2016.  
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over 6 years ago
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Independent Living Fund: What is going to happen now? - BBC News

The Independent Living Fund is closing on Tuesday. But what is it and who will it affect?  
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over 6 years ago
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Two thirds of NHS trusts forecast a deficit this year, up from a quarter last year

Two thirds of NHS trusts in England, including nine in 10 acute care trusts, are forecasting a deficit at the end of the 2015-16 financial year, a survey of finance directors by the think tank the King’s Fund shows.  
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over 6 years ago
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WHO | WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic

Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services, according to the <i>"WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015"</i>.  
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over 6 years ago
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More day surgery and generic prescribing could increase productivity, King’s Fund report says

Better Value in the NHS,1 published by the healthcare think tank on 7 July, flagged up examples of efficiency successes, such as increases in generic prescribing and day surgery, as well as reductions in prices paid to hospitals for services. But more needed to be done, said the …  
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over 6 years ago
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Investment managers back greater transparency of clinical trials

Pension funds and asset managers with more than €3.5 trillion (£2.45trn; $3.83trn) of assets under management have put their weight behind the AllTrials (alltrials.net) campaign, which is seeking greater transparency in the conduct of clinical trials.  
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about 6 years ago
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Lipid modification and cardiovascular risk assessment for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: summary of updated NICE guidance

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in England and Wales, accounting for almost a third of deaths. An update of existing National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance (published in 2008)1 was necessary in light of new evidence on the efficacy and safety of statin therapy,2 on the effects of combining statins with non-statin drugs,3 4 5 and on novel risk assessment tools for predicting risk of CVD.6 Since the previous guideline, more statins have become available as generic drugs, and this has changed the cost effectiveness of statin treatment. The scope of the update included risk assessment for CVD and the use of lipid modification in people with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.  
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about 6 years ago
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CHCF's Innovation Fund: Helping Young Companies Serve the Safety Net

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) interviews Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation at the 2015 Health Tech Forum's Innovation C...  
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about 6 years ago