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Emergency sepsis care improving
AN audit of sepsis care has shown improvement in the proportion of patients receiving basic interventions within the first hour of arriving at emergency departments.
Thousands of undiagnosed AF patients at risk of stroke
UP to a half million people in the UK could be unaware that they have atrial fibrillation (AF), which dramatically increases risk of stroke, according to new estimates released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Hot weather increases risk of surgical site infections
PATIENTS are more susceptible to surgical site infections during the summer than in the winter, according to new research.
New evidence on health burden of ageing population
THE number of people aged over 65 years needing healthcare is expected to increase by 25 per cent over the 2015 figure – possibly reaching 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales.
Obesity caused 5,000 bowel cancer cases in a decade, charity says
EXCESS weight caused almost 5,000 cases of bowel cancer over the past 10 years, according to Cancer Research UK.
Alcohol-related hospital admissions highest ever
HOSPITAL admissions in England due to alcohol are at their highest levels ever, according statistics published by NHS Digital.
Prescription history could aid cancer diagnosis
LOOKING for patterns in medication given to patients before they develop cancer could improve early diagnosis, according to researchers funded by Cancer Research UK.
MDDUS offers advice on NHS cyber-attack
DOCTORS dealing with future ransomware attacks similar to that recently affecting the NHS are advised to apply common sense principles when treating patients without access to computerised or other medical records to ensure safety is not compromised.
Fix “staggering” GP vacancy problem, says RCGP
THOUSANDS more GPs must be recruited and the status of EU doctors protected to help address the “staggering” GP vacancy problem, the RCGP have said.
Call to improve dentistry for homeless
COMMUNITY dental services must be improved to help the homeless, the British Dental Association has said.