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Poor waiting time performance risks increased negligence claims

DECLINING waiting time performance in England for both elective and cancer treatment could lead to increasing future negligence claims, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.

  • 29 March 2019
  • News

TB rates at record low in England

NEW cases of tuberculosis (TB) in England have fallen to the lowest levels since records began in 1960, according to new data published by Public Health England (PHE).

  • 28 March 2019
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Caution urged in fluoroquinolone antibiotic prescribing

REPORTS of rare disabling and potentially irreversible adverse reactions associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics have prompted the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to issue an alert.

  • 28 March 2019
  • News

Call for action on postcode lottery of child dental decay

GOVERNMENT is being urged to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to face hospital dental extractions than the national average.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

UK bottom of the list in oral health education

THE UK has been ranked at the bottom of a global league table according to how well schools educate children about their oral health.

  • 27 March 2019
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NHS trusts struggling to engage with bereaved families

GOOD progress is being made by some NHS hospital trusts in England in learning from deaths, although some are struggling to improve engagement with bereaved families and carers.

  • 27 March 2019
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NHS sees further drop in public satisfaction

PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.

  • 26 March 2019
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UK cancer care suffers with staff shortages

A SHORTAGE of clinical oncologists threatens future cancer care in the UK.

  • 26 March 2019
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RCP now neutral on assisted dying

THE Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying following a survey of its UK fellows and members.

  • 26 March 2019
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GP "gatekeeping" offers mixed benefits

A STUDY looking at GPs as gatekeepers to specialty care has concluded that this is associated with lower healthcare use and expenditure and better quality of care, but also lower patient satisfaction.

  • 26 March 2019
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