There is a lot of confusion over what Brexit means for the health cover of Britons living in France. Kalba Meadows who heads up Remain in France Together (RIFT) has taken a look at what would happen to our healthcare after Brexit, in both a deal and a no deal scenario. Yesterday evening, many people found an unwelcome update from the UK government in their inbox, about healthcare for British citizens living in the EU if there is no deal. It stated - rather blandly and as though it was of no great import - this: “If you have an S1 certificate, it will be valid until 29 March 2019. After this date, the certificate may not be valid, depending on decisions by member states.” Unsurprisingly this has provoked something of a reaction today and has been picked up by many newspapers. And confusion reigns about post-Brexit healthcare in France for British residents, especially for those who are covered by the current reciprocal health care arrangement … [Read more...] about Brexit: What will happen to your health cover in France (deal or no deal)
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More young people will be able to access mental health services in Sunderland following a £250,000 boost from health bosses. This week, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation gave an update to Sunderland councillors about the Children and Young Peoples’ Service in the city.In action, the service provides support to all children and young people aged 0-18 who present with mental health difficulties.This includes assessment, diagnosis and intervention, an eating disorder service and transition support for those approaching 18.Between September and November last year, the service dealt with a total of 6,594 cases and 343 looked after children.Read more: How to look after your wellbeing for World Mental Health DayA report, presented to Sunderland City Council’s Corporate Parenting Board on January 21, revealed the trust will benefit from extra funding to reduce waiting list pressures.This includes £182,000 from Sunderland’s Clinical Commissioning … [Read more...] about Sunderland’s young people to have better access to mental health services thanks to £250,000 in extra funding
(Reuters) - Maryland on Thursday charged Insys Therapeutics Inc with having engaged in deceptive practices that resulted in a powerful opioid medication the drugmaker produced that was meant for cancer patients being prescribed to other people. FILE PHOTO: A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics Inc, is seen in an undated photograph provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama. U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that he had filed administrative charges against Arizona-based Insys, which he said provided doctors thousands of dollars to induce them into prescribing its medication Subsys to their patients. “The allegations against Insys describe a calculated scheme employing doctors, pharmacists, and sales reps to increase profits and market share at the expense of the health and well-being of vulnerable … [Read more...] about Maryland charges Insys with engaging in deceptive opioid scheme
CABINET ministers have broken a pledge to close a £20million a year health tourism scam exposed by The Sun eight months ago. Today we reveal a fresh batch of fake European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) we have obtained in the name of Cabinet ministers - including Theresa May. The Prime Minister herself vowed in January to close the unacceptable loophole that allows fraudsters to exploit British taxpayers by obtaining EHIC cards with false details. She and the then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered NHS bosses to put new checks in place after The Sun obtained 13 fake cards issued in the names of Cabinet ministers and even US President Donald Trump. Since 2006 UK taxpayers have paid out an estimated £200 million to European hospitals for treating people who have obtained an EHIC card with false details. Millions have taken advantage of the loophole to claim free healthcare across Europe - leaving Britain to pick up the bill. But today The Sun exposes the Government’s … [Read more...] about European health tourism scam ripping NHS off by £200million still going eight months after our exposé
How can we achieve health care beyond borders? Author : Azusa SatoAzusa Sato is a health specialist for the South East Asia Region at the Asian Development Bank. Many countries have been working hard to attain UHC so citizens can access good quality health care without financial hardship. Indeed, indicators relating to UHC, such as health insurance coverage, out-of-pocket payments for health, and human resources for health, undoubtedly show that countries are increasingly committed and are duly rewarded with better health outcomes. In countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), UHC has increased substantially and rapidly across their populations, services, and finances. Since 2002, Thailand has sustained coverage of all its citizens in three schemes; Vietnam similarly raised the proportion of the population with insurance from 16% in 2002 to 65% in 2011, with a view to reaching 90% by 2020; and in 2015, the Philippines covered 92% of … [Read more...] about How can we achieve health care beyond borders?