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Thursday 22 August 2019
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Topic: charity

November 9, 2018

NHS England spends over £1bn per year on diabetes prescriptions, data has revealed.
 
A report published yesterday (8 November) by NHS Digital showed that the cost of prescriptions for diabetes has grown by £422m in a decade, reaching more than £1bn in 2017/18.
 

October 11, 2018

A one-off DNA test could spot people at risk of a heart attack in adulthood much earlier in life for just £40, according to new research.
 
The study, part-funded by the charity the British Heart Foundation and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, developed a new scoring system to identify those at risk because of their genetics.
 
It costs £40, making it a “cost effective” way of helping preventing heart disease according to the report’s authors.
 

June 22, 2018
A report from the charity Cancer Research UK has called on the health service to prepare for a large increase in the number of over 75s with cancer

The number of elderly people developing cancer in the UK is expected to nearly double, hitting almost a quarter of a million a year by 2035, new cancer research has predicted.
 
A report from the charity Cancer Research UK has called on the health service to prepare for a large increase in the number of over 75s with cancer. It stated an expected a rise from some 130,000 elderly cancer patients a year to 234,000, in less than 20 years.
 

October 14, 2008
Collapse of Icelandic banks could impede future developments into cancer research

One of the UK's leading cancer treatment centres could lose millions of pounds after the Icelandic banking system collapsed.

The Christie NHS Foundation trust, in Manchester, said it has £7.5 million with the bank Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander, which is in administration.

It said the bulk of the money – £6.5 million – had come from charity donations while the remaining £1 million had come from the NHS.

The deposited funds had been put aside to fund research and service improvements over the next five years, the trust said.

June 3, 2008
A charity says that NHS cancer patients are being prevented from paying for extra private treatment

National Health Service (NHS) cancer patients in Britain are being prevented from paying for extra private treatment, according to a leading charity.

Cancer sufferers say they are denied the option of topping up with NHS treatment if they opt to pay for drugs not available via the health service.

They claim this is because the government is against a two-tier system that benefits the well-off.

Charity Cancer Research UK has called on Health Secretary Alan Johnson to address the problem.

May 8, 2008
A British charity has released a report on emergency hospital asthma admissions

A British asthma charity has released a report which reveals substantial differences in the numbers of emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma across the UK.

The recent report by Asthma UK was timed to coincide with World Asthma Day on 6 May.

Emergency hospital admissions are very costly and form a significant part of the estimated £1 billion cost of asthma to the NHS each year.

March 11, 2008
The UK's first "fast-track" pathology unit has opened at a hospital to help ascertain the causes of unexpected cardiac death in seemingly healthy young people

The UK's first "fast-track" pathology unit has opened at a hospital to help ascertain the causes of unexpected cardiac death in seemingly healthy young people.

The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which raises awareness of sudden death syndrome, said around 11 people under the age of 35 die every week in the UK from the condition.

But it believes a lack of awareness and funding often leads to an incorrect recording of the cause of death.