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Guidelines updated for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have updated their guidance on diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the UK. It mainly affects people who are...

The Care Quality Commission demands improvements to detox clinics

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a briefing, developed with Public Health England (PHE) on 30 November 2017, demanding improvements to residential detox clinics. They raised serious concerns that people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs...

MPs accuse NHS of reluctance to admit mistakes

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MPs have accused the NHS of causing the costs of clinical negligence claims to spiral because there is a reluctance to admit mistakes when they have been made. The Law Society Gazette reports that cases now take, on average, 426 days to resolve, whereas...

GP appointments under ten minutes may not be long enough

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GPs have labelled short consultations in the NHS ‘crazy’ and say that the length of appointments risks undermining care if more patients are pushed out of hospitals, the BBC reports. The average length of a consultation in the UK is...

Over 23,000 allegations of abuse made against home carers

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BBC Radio 4 submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for their programme ‘File on 4’, which revealed over 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against home care workers across the UK. Prosecutions, however, are rare. The...