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Dying doctor warns of asbestos ‘hidden epidemic’

A doctor has warned of a ‘hidden epidemic’ of asbestos-related cancers among NHS staff and patients after there has been a failure to manage […]

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Lung cancer diagnosis delays hit survival rate

According to a report by the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC), the survival rate of patients with lung cancer is being hit by late […]

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Government hints at scrapping the four-hour A&E target

The government has recently suggested that the four-hour waiting time target, a pledge set out in the Handbook to the NHS Constitution, will be […]

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Errors at East Kent hospital lead to preventable baby deaths

Concerns have been raised against the East Kent NHS Foundation Trust about their maternity service. A BBC investigation highlighted that at least seven baby […]

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Spire Healthcare recalls hundreds of patients over unnecessary surgeries

Spire Healthcare, the UK’s second largest private healthcare provider have invited 217 patients to return to Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands to […]

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NHS facing huge legal bill to settle clinical negligence claims

According to a recent BBC Freedom of Information request, the NHS is currently facing paying legal costs of £4.3bn to settle all outstanding claims […]

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Warring Great Ormond Street surgeons put children’s safety at risk

Young patient’s treatment is being compromised after recent reports came to light over two surgeons warring against one another. The surgical urology team which […]

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Cosmetic Surgeon suspended following a finding of professional misconduct

Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Ashish Dutta was given a nine month suspension by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal following a hearing.  He was found to have […]

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Critically ill children being rushed from one part of England to another

In November we reported on the delays in A&E departments and the increasing pressure being felt at NHS Hospitals, but the lack of intensive […]

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Development Continues for Whiplash Reforms in April 2020

Parliament approved the whiplash reforms in 2018 and they are scheduled to take effect in April 2020, but some are asking for a delay […]

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NHS Trust paid £1m for good maternity care whilst being investigated by CQC

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, the hospital that have been at the centre of the largest inquiry into baby deaths, was awarded a £1m […]

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One GP cares for 11,000 patients

The national shortage of GPs is potentially risking patient safety as they are spread too thinly across practices, creating up to nine weeks wait […]

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The Coronavirus Pandemic is Highlighting the Gross Under-Resourcing of our Health Service

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly shed a light on how vulnerable our society is. Almost overnight, life as we knew it changed; schools were […]

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PPE Availability is Increasing Risks for Frontline NHS

The Public Health England is expected to release new guidance on the use of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) this week. However, there continues to […]

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The NHS is facing unprecedented pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic, with routine appointments being reprioritised to ensure the frontline staff are focussed on […]

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