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Delays mounting in the NHS

July this year marked another record figure in the NHS, with 185,000 people having their discharge delayed. Problems surrounding availability of community care have […]

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One in five bowel cancer patients could be diagnosed earlier

The British Journal of Cancer has suggested that one in five bowel cancer patients who receive an emergency diagnosis had symptoms that should have […]

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Fears for patient safety as GPs pay private firms to provide consultations via webcam

In a bid to cut waiting times, three practices in the UK are offering consultations by webcam. After downloading an app, patients can log […]

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“Celebrity” doctor sued by 57 patients

Cancer surgeon and Chanel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies doctor, Dr Manu Nair, is being sued by 57 patients he treated at NHS and private hospitals. […]

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Dirty hospital room left one patient blind

A man’s life has been changed forever after contracting an eye infection that left him blind. The patient was given an eye injection in […]

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Woman dies after suffering side effects from the contraceptive pill

Charlotte Foster, 23, died from a pulmonary embolism after taking the contraceptive pill Dianette. When she was prescribed the hormonal contraceptive by her GP […]

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Fungal infections kill more people than malaria or breast cancer

More than one million people worldwide die from fungal infections each year, according to Prof Neil Gow from the University of Aberdeen. Scientists are […]

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Doctor struck off after removing a testicle by accident and trying to cover it up

Surgeon Marwan Farouk was working at the private BMI Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire when he accidentally removed a patient’s testicle, and tried to cover […]

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Midwives failing led to baby’s death

Joshua Titcombe died just nine days after he was born from pneumococcal septicaemia and a lung haemorrhage due to the failings of two midwives. […]

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Women has legs amputated following C-Section blunder

Doctors at Torbay and South Devon Trust forgot to perform routine hourly checks on an intensive care patient following the birth of her child, […]

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Prescribing error may have put thousands at risk

The company behind the “heart attack risk calculator” have said that a fault in the software means that some patients were incorrectly prescribed statins, […]

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Portsmouth Hospital classed as “chaotic” by Health Inspectors

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have rated the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth as ‘inadequate’ after finding long queues of ambulances outside, and patients […]

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