Health Care Costs
The National Audit Office has published its long-awaited report into why costs to the NHS associated with clinical negligence cases continue to rise, despite several initiatives designed to lower them.
Social care in Britain is not even an afterthought, it is wilfuly ignored. Provision has been cut, cut and cut again since 2010, when the coalition government came to power. The £72,000 lifetime cap on care costs was abandoned last year and nothing but a void of inaction has replaced it. We are in the midst of a crisis that nobody wants to talk about.
For the 1 in 6 couples facing fertility problems in the UK, finance plays a very important role in choosing fertility treatments. There has been much debate recently surrounding fertility add-ons, essentially new technologies and procedures which may be offered by clinics to help boost the chances of successful IVF.
The report estimates that in 2010 approximately 318,000 people were diagnosed with cancer at a cost of some £9.4billion. That's the equivalent of £30,000 per cancer patient. Based on projections, the UK will need an extra £5.9 billion in 2021 to cope with the rising burden of cancer.