Looks like you’re on the UK site. Choose another location to see content specific to your location

Home Industry News Health secretary calls for Brits to use Local Involvement Networks

Health secretary calls for Brits to use Local Involvement Networks

26th January 2010

People in England use the NHS an average of 2,153 times during their lifetime, figures show.

The statistics, which were highlighted by the healthcare provider, revealed that people in the country will use the NHS at the equivalent rate of once a fortnight throughout their lives.

Additionally, the data indicated that individuals take out 1,330 prescriptions, ride in an ambulance 12 times and make 31 visits to accident and emergency departments.

With this in mind, the NHS is urging people to participate in their Local Involvement Network and have their say about how the service is run.

Health secretary Andy Burnham stated: “In order to ensure they are relevant at a local level, they really need patients […] to let them know what works and what doesn’t, what would be useful and what wouldn’t.”

Meanwhile, English NHS trusts perform better than those in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, a report compiled by the Nuffield trust earlier this month suggested.

We currently have 7 jobs available in Pharmacy industry, find your perfect one now.

Stay informed

Receive the latest industry news, Tips
and straight to your inbox.