How much harm?

Data from Public Health England on take-up of NHS Health Checks since responsibility for this transferred from PCTs to local authorities in April 2013 shows 598,876 NHS health checks were offered in the first quarter of 2013/14, and a total of 286,717 people received one. No figures on how many people were harmed by having unnecessary treatment, or being put on drugs they don’t need, but with serious side effects, the effect on their lives, their insurances…

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One Response to How much harm?

  1. CP says:

    Another interesting statistic being examined by Public Health England is the strange rise in elderly deaths – up by 600 a week – after the review of the infamous Liverpool Care Pathway announced it might be banned…the increase was most striking in those over the age of 85…any correlation with a final orgy of bed-unblocking???? We’ll have to wait and see: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/thousands-of-unexplained-and-unexpected-deaths-among-elderly-revealed-in-leaked-government-analysis-8731985.html and http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/exclusive-unexpected-rise-in-deaths-among-older-people/5061540.article

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