Mention the word 'procurement' to medical industry businesses and most of the time there will be a heavy sigh, followed by a long explanation of the lengths companies have had to go to in order to jump through the NHS
Figures show NHS
Middlesbrough, the highest spending PCT on Teesside, increased its spending on agency staff from pounds 359,705 in 2008/09, to pounds 400,356 in the financial year from April 2009.
Not content with adding 'QN' to her name, Janine will also be reporting on her QNI Fund for Innovation project, as will Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS
Trust health visitor Narinder Kular, NHS
Shropshire County school nurse Angela Scull, NHS
South Birmingham health visitor Jewant Singh and North West London Hospitals NHS
Trust school nurse Elaine Tabony.
The Royal College of Nursing claims posts earmarked for cuts include: Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS
Foundation Trust: 300 posts; Nottinghamshire Community Health (part of Nottinghamshire County NHS
PCT): 200 posts; East and North Hertfordshire NHS
Trust: 105 posts; Salford Royal NHS
Foundation Trust: 250 posts; Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust: 470 posts; Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS
Trust: 182 posts; Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS
Trust: 340 posts; Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS
Trust: 677 posts.
About 200 people gathered in the grounds of NHS
Kirklees headquarters at St Luke's House, Huddersfield, for the unique photograph to celebrate the health service's special anniversary this week.
'It's quite ridiculous - the number of people who could get a place there is limited to how many the dentist can take and how would someone on a low income with no transport even get there.' The Western Mail's own research reveals that the number of dentists still accepting new adult NHS
patients is falling.
is currently looking for people of all ages and all abilities to join the team.
The funds will be used to enhance the existing NHS
Homeownership Center and to build a new Home Maintenance Training Center, which will offer a 10-week, two-part course designed to provide hands-on training in most phases of home repair and maintenance.
Forth Valley primary care team there are led by Fiona Donnelly.
111 is due to replace the NHS
Direct non-emergency number from April next year.
As reported on Tuesday, 197 jobs are already set to be axed across NHS
Tees in a bid to save pounds 6.6m by the end of April 2011.
fraud awareness month - or FAM, as it is commonly abbreviated - takes place across the country with the aim of educating anyone who uses or works in the NHS
about how damaging fraud can be and highlighting some simple things that can be done to stop it.