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Trump visit: Could US companies run NHS services after Brexit?

Trump visit: Could US companies run NHS services after Brexit?

Health
Along with the pomp, protests and politics, President Trump's visit to the UK brought renewed debate about whether a post-Brexit trade deal between the two countries could involve opening up the NHS to US companies.Mr Trump told a press conference: "When you're dealing with trade, everything's on the table - so the NHS or anything else". He quickly rowed back, saying he did not consider the NHS to be part of trade - though not before MPs from across the political spectrum had come out to say the health service was "not for sale". The question is what "for sale" would actually mean. As health think tank the Nuffield Trust points out, "a trade deal would not have the power to stop the NHS being a free, universal service". But could greater market access to...
How smart technology is helping stretched NHS services

How smart technology is helping stretched NHS services

Technology
By Sally Lockwood, news correspondent New technologies including video calls are being used in a trial in Manchester to help reduce the strain on stretched NHS services.Sky News was granted exclusive access to the Digital Healthcare Unit at Tameside Hospital where the team has prevented 1,000 avoidable visits to A&E and saved 2,000 GP appointments over the last year. At first sight, the unit looks like a call centre - but on closer inspection the people wearing headsets are nurses on video calls with elderly people discussing and showing their ailments. Image: The trial is estimated to have saved the NHS around £1.3m so far Their work is estimated to have saved £1.3m for the NHS so far, money
BIW awarded $15.6M for USS Jackson yard services

BIW awarded $15.6M for USS Jackson yard services

Business
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a $ 15.6 million contract for planning yard services of the USS Jackson and future Independence-variant littoral combat ships. The work is specifically for waterjet assembly battle spares for the littoral class ships, the Navy announced Thursday. Planning yard services include design, material kitting, logistics, planning and execution. Nearly all of the work, which is expected to be complete by March 2021, will be performed in Chesapeake, Va., and the rest in Bath, Maine, the site of Independence-class ship building. Fiscal 2018 other procurement Navy funding in the full amount will be obligated at award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The shipyard uses the water jet cutting machine...
Medicaid health plans now offering to pay non-traditional services

Medicaid health plans now offering to pay non-traditional services

Health
This is a Kaiser Health News story. Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school. As she held down different jobs during the past decade — including housekeeping and working in a relative’s retail store — she always thought about going for her GED to show she met high school academic skills. But the Brookhaven, Pa., woman needed assistance finding tutors and paying for the set of four tests, which cost $ 20 each. She found help from an unexpected source: her Medicaid health plan. AmeriHealth Caritas, a Philadelphia-based insurer with 2 million Medicaid members in Pennsylvania and five other states, helps connect members with nonprofit groups providing GED test preparation classes, offers telephone coaching to keep member...