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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

December

The Telegraph Britain's baby boomer generation suffering ill-effects of years of hard living

Britain's baby boomer generation is suffering the toll of decades of high-living, according to official figures which show alcohol-related hospital admissions among those in their 60s have tripled in a decade. read on Britain's baby boomer generation suffering ill-effects of years of hard living

Daily Mail Jump in needless A&E admissions as new figures show HALF of cases do not need medical treatment

Jump in needless A&E admissions as new figures show HALF of cases do not need medical treatment

-Figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show 34 per cent of patients visiting A&E last year only needed advice.
-Another 13 per cent did not even need medical advice.
-Health secretary Jeremy Hunt blamed pressure on A&E in part on Labour's decision to give GPs the chance to opt-out of working out of hours.
-Experts say many people should be visiting pharmacies, their doctor or using basic first aid instead of going straight to hospital.
read on Jump in needless A&E admissions as new figures show HALF of cases do not need medical treatment

Sunday Telegraph Half of A&E arrivals sent home without treatment

Half of patients who attended Accident & Emergency departments in the past year only needed advice - or did not receive any treatment at all, according to official figures. read on Half of A&E arrivals sent home without treatment

Digital Journal Teenage girls in Britain ranked second as biggest boozers

For years, drinking alcohol and getting drunk in public was something that most women and girls in the U.K. would have seen as socially unacceptable. But times have changed, and young women, wanting "to be cool" are instead getting falling down drunk. read on Teenage girls in Britain ranked second as biggest boozers