What concerns me is the widening definition of PCLV to include proven operations known to enhance health and improve quality of life. Many of the procedures now deemed 'low value' are actually those which prevent complications and more serious conditions developing later in life.
It was hailed a wonder drug, and as antidepressant Prozac turns 25 years old in January, its popularity is still on the rise
Many of us are choosing a greener lifestyle, and that goes for medication too. Holistic therapist Sorrell Robbins explains "The idea of alternative medicine - namely herbs - is to help moderate and balance the individual alongside medical and/or psychiatric care and not to cure conditions that mainstream doctors were unable to".
Christmas can also be the time when early signs of dementia first become apparent. Here at Alzheimer's Society, we often see a spike in the number of calls our Helpline receives just after Christmas, so we really do appreciate how difficult a time of year this can be.
Only one in 10 young people are comfortable seeking advice from teachers, parents and GPs. Over half would go online to get support about self-harm despite only one in five trusting online sources.
Negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen today after GPs and hospital doctors staged their first industrial
Only 1 in 10 patients have had operations, appointments or treatments rescheduled due to the industrial action by the British
A new points scoring system will allow patients to rate doctors' surgeries. The data, which will be published online, will
This isn't the government telling people what to do, and it certainly isn't the government telling mums they're on their own in bringing up a baby. This is about supporting them through every step of the way and being the one-stop-shop for useful suggestions on how to give their baby the best start possible.
The General Medical Council has reported that one in six people on prescription medication are given incorrect doses during consultations with their GP. Common errors found include insufficient or incomplete information on the prescription along with dose and the timing of doses, calling for immediate review and monitoring of the current system.