UK’s biggest health outsourcer in groundbreaking NHS deal

UK’s biggest health outsourcer in groundbreaking NHS deal

Care UK will receive a a fee for every patient treated © Alamy The UK’s biggest provider of outsourced health services to the NHS has agreed a groundbreaking deal that will see it provide all the hip, knee and other orthopaedic operations for an NHS hospital for the first time. Care UK, a private-equity owned group, will take on all of the non-emergency orthopaedic work for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in the south-west of England, receiving a fee for every patient treated. The deal is much more extensive than…

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Drug-related mental health admissions in NHS hit record high

Drug-related mental health admissions in NHS hit record high

The annual number of hospital admissions in England with a diagnosis of a drug-related mental or behavioural disorder has reached an all-time high, figures show. There were 82,135 hospital admissions in the year to April 2017 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of drug-related mental and behavioural disorders, according to the NHS figures. That compares with 81,904 over the same period a year earlier and 38,170 in 2006-07. However, the number of admissions with a primary diagnosis of drug-related mental and behavioural disorders was down 12% on the previous year, to 7,545….

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