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Learning disability care beds cut

Learning disability care beds cut

Image copyright PA Image caption The plan was sparked by the “culture of cruelty” identified at Winterbourne View Hospital The number of hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and…

Ambulance ‘failure’ over NHS 111 calls

Ambulance ‘failure’ over NHS 111 calls

Image copyright SECAMB Image caption Secamb gave itself an extra 10 minutes to deal with some less serious but life-threatening calls, Monitor found Ambulance managers could be forced to step…

Hunt acts on ‘time-wasting’ referrals

Hunt acts on ‘time-wasting’ referrals

Image copyright PA Image caption When patients miss outpatient appointments they often have to go back to their GPs to be referred again The government has announced plans to prevent…

‘Milestone’ prostate cancer drug

‘Milestone’ prostate cancer drug

Image copyright SPL The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a “milestone” trial by UK scientists. The study, at…

IVF costs to NHS ‘must be capped’

IVF costs to NHS ‘must be capped’

Image copyright SPL The amount IVF providers can charge the NHS in England for treatment should be capped by the government, a leading fertility expert has said. Create Fertility medical…

Junior doctors ‘will not lose money’

Junior doctors ‘will not lose money’

Image copyright PA Image caption Junior doctors have been taking part in protests across the country over the new proposed contract No junior doctors working up to the legal limit…

EU doctor suspended for ‘poor English’

EU doctor suspended for ‘poor English’

Image copyright psphotograph An Italian doctor has been suspended from practising medicine in the UK after failing English language tests. Dr Alessandro Teppa is one of the first EU doctors…

TB ‘joins HIV as most deadly infection’

TB ‘joins HIV as most deadly infection’

Image copyright Thinkstock Tuberculosis now ranks alongside HIV as the world’s most deadly infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Each accounted for between 1.1 million and 1.2 million…

‘Misleading’ Boots eye advert banned

‘Misleading’ Boots eye advert banned

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Smartphones are a source of “blue light” An advert for Boots Opticians has been banned for “misleading” claims that blue light, emitted from smartphones and…

Cancer care variations ‘unacceptable’

Vital opportunities to diagnose cancer patients in England earlier and increase their survival chances are being missed, experts are warning. Cancer Research UK found “unacceptable variation” between different areas after…