Navigation Links
Long Patient Waiting Times Force NHS Patients To Seek Treatment Abroad

Looks like it is time for impatient patients to travel abroad rather than wait for weeks or months to get treated// for their ailments. Recently, a woman won the right to claim compensation from the NHS for a hip replacement surgery done abroad. In yet another case, a 63-year-old British woman who traveled elsewhere gave birth to a baby, after prenatal diagnostic tests confirmed absence of any genetic disorder.

A recent case that stirred controversy was the one involving Yvonne Watts, who got her hip replacement surgery in France, tired of waiting for surgery in UK. She had claimed the amount she had paid for the surgery (£3,900) from Bedford Primary Care Trust. The court apparently ruled that she could claim the money if she could prove the delay in provision of treatment.

Such legal decisions should be made on the basis of the merits of the treatment and the condition of the patient. Owing to such case that have caught public attention, the waiting times of patients registered with the NHS are coming down.

If only the Government reaches its target of 18 weeks (from the time of referral to provision of treatment) by the end of 2008, then perhaps the need for NHS patients to travel abroad for medical treatment would be drastically reduced.

One reason behind the increasing inclination to medical tourism is also the reduced cost associated with cosmetic surgery, infertility treatment (more specifically, IVF), orthopedic surgeries such as knee and hip replacement surgeries in other countries compared to NHS costs. Countries such as India, South Africa, Malaysia, Eastern Europe and Thailand are particularly enjoying the growth of the medical tourism industry.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
3. Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients Lives
4. Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
5. Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients
6. Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover
7. Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin
8. New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients
9. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
10. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
11. Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Long Patient Waiting Times Force NHS Patients Seek Treatment Abroad

(Date:1/22/2015)... IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Association (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort ... journals around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA ... as a sales agent for The JAMA Network. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... is a famous dress online store for wedding dresses and ... collection of wedding dresses , and launches a site-wide women’s ... dress on your big day; the wedding gown is the ... to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, we are ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a new blog post explaining the importance of keeping a first ... an auto insurance policy . , Clients who driver safer ... vehicle insurance policies. The safety a vehicle offers from its driver ... this, drivers should always carry a first aid kit in their ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 State Forestry Institute of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ... with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon Geospatial and ... leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO for cataloging, ... as point clouds and documents. This effort will enable ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 26, 2014 It is said that nothing ... Today, UWDress.com, the famous wedding dress supplier, shows its ... site-wide cocktail gown promotion. , UWDress.com’s navy cocktail gowns ... they come in high fashion styles. Simple dresses in bright ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3Health News:UWDress.com Shows Its New Navy Cocktail Dresses For 2015 2
... difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study ... shape is more difficult for older women than men because it,s ... age, say U.S. and British researchers. , The study of 29 ... were less able to use protein to build muscle mass -- ...
... 26 Target Data Research (TDR),President R.J. Slutz announced ... Forward fund raising campaign which will be held at ... support Step,N Forward and the Office of Public,Guardianship, Advanced ... quality of life and develop strategies to raise the ...
... 911,s Nanny Stella, ,Notes From the Underbelly, star Rachael Harris and ... fun ... fundraiser, LOS ANGELES, March 26 The ... - 4pm at the Loews Santa,Monica Hotel. The event will raise funds for ...
... first in country to use new technique, CHICAGO, March ... Diane Long, of Homewood, Illinois. On Sunday, she struggled with,double ... a nerve,that controls eye movement. On Monday, she became one ... noninvasive procedure and a newly developed,material called Onyx. On Wednesday ...
... Co-founder and CEO Gary Alpert to Lead Company,s Partnership ... and ... Caring.com is pleased to,announce the arrival of Gary Alpert as ... responsible for the company,s,partnership and content licensing programs., (Photo: ...
... company,s largest free health screening and service ... ... launches this week to provide more than $35 million in free health,screenings ... vehicles, compared to the,four-vehicle tour in 2007. This is the tour,s fourth ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men 2Health News:Celebrities From All Walks of Life Put Their Best Foot Forward for the Fourth Annual Open Toe Shoe Party 2Health News:Revolutionary New Technique Uses Onyx to Fill Hard-To-Treat Aneurysms 2Health News:Caring.com Adds Vice President of Business Development 2Health News:Video: Walgreens to Provide $35 Million in Free Health Screenings with The Take Care Health Tour 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  iMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) has ... increase market share and grab a foothold in the hydroponic, ... production capabilities and a presence in the sector, and recently ... the growth of hemp and medical marijuana, iMD is committing ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Cord Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin ... a Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities ... update for shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase ... Shareholders, As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... JUNCTION, N.J. , Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents ... company commercializing its CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to ... patients, announced the receipt of $385,642, net of ... participant of the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3
... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., LONDON, and HYDERABAD, India, Jan. 6, ... announced today that Cambrex Zenara is supplying product for ... smoking cessation product, in India.  The Nicorette® product is ... Hyderabad, India facility. "Nicotine Replacement Therapeutics represent ...
... Century Park Capital Partners is pleased to announce ... Systems, LLC ("Cirtec") along with Charter Oak Equity ... provider of client focused, comprehensive medical product design, ... with highly technical solutions, utilizing its expertise in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cambrex Zenara Supplies Product for Launch of Nicorette® in India 2Century Park Capital Partners Announces the Recapitalization of Cirtec Medical Systems, LLC 2Century Park Capital Partners Announces the Recapitalization of Cirtec Medical Systems, LLC 3
Power Supply E865 is ideal for electrophoresis and semi-dry blotting applications. The electrical leads from Hoefer Gel apparatus are fully compatible with this new E865 power supply and there is no ...
... C.B.S.SCIENTIFIC offers four different Series ... EPS-3000-II, the EPS-4000-II, and the EPS-6000-II. ... voltage, constant current, and constant power ... a powerful 300 milliamps maximum current/300 ...
... supply replaces the PowerPac 200. With increased output ... the PowerPac HC drives all high-current applications. The ... blotting with any of Bio-Rad's extensive line of ... cell for large format gels up to 26.5 ...
Agarose L03 is recommended for separations of DNA fragments = 1,000 bp....
Medicine Products: