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Cancer screening scandal: My mum's story proves technology cannot replace one-to-one care

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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Are we becoming over reliant on IT systems and simply ignoring human observations? On Wednesday, it was revealed that up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening, due to an...

Cheap cosmetic surgery comes at a price for the NHS

Gemma Crompton
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It has been reported recently that the NHS is spending millions of pounds every year correcting mistakes made by plastic surgeons abroad. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) have reported that four out of five of...

Guidelines updated for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer

Kelly Withers
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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 between...

Man dies from sepsis hours after attending his GP surgery

Carla Duprey
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The Manchester Evening News has covered an inquest of a man (Paul Hardy) who died from sepsis ten hours after attending his GP surgery. Paul had fallen ill in February 2016 with cold-like symptoms. He attended his GP surgery on 17 th February...

The Care Quality Commission demands improvements to detox clinics

Kelly Withers
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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

Kelly Withers
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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...

Childhood obesity at shock levels

Laura Owen
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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...

Series of failings led to the death of one-day-old baby girl

Alexandra Gill
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An inquest has taken place into the sad death of one-day-old Niamh Hannah Casey-Patterson. On 9 November 2015, Niamh was delivered at North Manchester General Hospital. Niamh’s mother, Jane Casey, went into labour on 8 November 2015 and attended...

Have the NHS staff shortages reached crisis point?

Laura Owen
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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...

Inadequate warnings given for risks of epilepsy medication in pregnancy?

Carla Duprey
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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently reviewing whether patients were given adequate warnings regarding the use of the epilepsy drug, Sodium Valporate, during pregnancy. This review includes a Public Hearing where evidence is being given by...

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