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NHS hospitals plagued by cockroaches
NHS hospitals plagued by cockroaches

Well over half of NHS trusts are calling in pest control on a regular basis, figures released by the Conservatives show. Obtained under freedom of information, the figures show frequent invasions of rats, bedbugs, fleas, cockroaches and flies, with 70 per cent of Trusts calling in pest control at least 50 times between January 2006… Read more »

Mr Clarke wants the NHS to cvharge for services
Clarke: NHS should charge for service

Former home secretary Charles Clarke has said NHS patients should be charged for some of the services they receive. In a report for services firm KPMG, Mr Clarke suggested current reforms to public services – described by public sector unions as creeping privatisation – should be extended to the point of charging for services. “The… Read more »