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Figures reveal NHS England not meeting cancer treatment targets

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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When a patient is referred by a GP to a hospital with a suspicion of cancer, it is an incredibly worrying time and early diagnosis and treatment is key. NHS England have set a target that 85% of patients should start treatment within 62 days of the...

Your rights to access your own medical records

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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Although you have been able to access your own medical records for some time now, did you know that you no longer need to pay for the request? Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations in 2018, a patient’s request to...

Concerns raised about Brexit's impact on the NHS

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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The Royal College of Radiologists has warned that doctors should prepare for delays in obtaining some drugs in the days following Britain’s exit from the EU. Guidance has been released for radiologists advising them to keep their “workload...

Threshold could be reduced for blood pressure lowering drugs

Laura Owen
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According to Public Health England, more than one in four adults in England suffer with high blood pressure. They consider that more than a staggering 1.5 billion people around the world by 2025 will be affected by it. They say that it is...

Headway to raise awareness of brain injury related fatigue during Action for Brain Injury Week

Laura Owen
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Headway , the brain injury association, is a UK wide charity working to enhance life after brain injury. They offer essential assistance and information services. According to their website, every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital...

In this age of genetic knowledge, where is the line drawn in a doctor's duty to disclose?

Gemma Crompton
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The case of ABC -v- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and others is unusual although with potentially long-reaching effects, depending on what the High Court decides. ABC’s father was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing her...

NHS maternity units closed almost 300 times in 2017

Gemma Crompton
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Freedom of Information requests have recently confirmed that almost half of all maternity units in England were forced to turn away expectant mothers in 2017. Maternity units were closed 287 times usually due to lack of capacity and staffing issues. This...

Sepsis - what are the causes, symptoms and treatments?

Laura Sheehan
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If you ask the general population, many won’t know or have even heard of it, yet according to the UK Sepsis Trust, it’s one of the most common causes of death in the UK, responsible for killing up to 44,000 people a year. It’s...

Tips for living with an acquired brain injury

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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Brain injuries can occur at any stage of life and can have a long-lasting and life altering effect on those who suffer from them and their families. Read our top ten tips for those who have or those who care for someone with an acquired brain...

Gross negligence manslaughter in the NHS

Gemma Crompton
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A review commissioned by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has provided recommendations for when patients die following NHS treatment.    Professor Williams’ review recommends that patient deaths which aren’t referred to a coroner...

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