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Childhood obesity at shock levels

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Results have been published in the Lancet Medical Journal from a pooling by researchers of over 2000 population based studies, with measurements for height and weight. This shows a staggering increase in the number of obese girls from...

Have the NHS staff shortages reached crisis point?

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It would appear that NHS staff shortages have persisted since the birth of the NHS in 1948. Nearly 70 years on, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have today published a report entitled ‘Safe and Effective Staffing: Nursing Against the...

Rogue breast surgeon who 'committed grotesque, violent acts' jailed for 15 years

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Following on from Gemma Crompton’s blog on 3 May 2017, Ian Paterson, who was a breast cancer surgeon, has been jailed for 15 years. He was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding against...

Maternity services to be 'future proofed' amid concerns of NHS midwife shortage

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There is concern of a midwife shortage on the horizon in Wales as more babies are being born and many midwives are nearing retirement age. The Registered College of Midwives (RCM) annual ‘State of Maternity Services’ report found that in March...

'War on superbugs' announced by Government

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The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced a new war on superbugs, following a rise in their number and their growing resistance to antibiotics. Superbug strains like MRSA and C.diff have reduced in the last decade, but cases of E.coli are...