Dentist Jailed for Three Years After Massive NHS Fraud

An NHS dentist who defrauded the NHS for in excess of £200,000 has been jailed for three years. Mark Walewski, 68, from Tilford Road, Churt, Surrey is the latest NHS worker to be prosecuted for financial crimes in recent months, after he stole money in order to acquire a fleet of classic cars. It has been widely reported that Walewski had an income in excess of £150,000 per annum. Guildford Crown Court heard that the dentist has stolen money over a six-year period. Judge Stephen Climie sentenced... Readmore

Academy of Medical Sciences Suggests Prevention Better than Cure

A group of leading doctors have suggested that the NHS must prepare to utilise medicines that prevent rather than merely treating disease. The Academy of Medical Sciences believes that so-called personalised medicines which are tailored to the needs of individuals provide an excellent opportunity for the health service. It is believed by the organisation that public health should head in this direction as a general trend. Meanwhile, a debate is taking place on the subject, as critics of the opinion... Readmore

NHS Confederation launches commission on urgent care for older people

An independent commission tasked with driving improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people has been launched by the NHS Confederation. The Commission, a joint initiative of the Confederation’s three forums, the Community Health Services Forum, the Hospitals Forum and the Urgent and Emergency Care Forum, aims to find workable and patient-centred solutions to address the challenges of caring for this group. Chaired by former Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust chief executive,... Readmore
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