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DEC 24/2014

A&E staff under 'winter pressure'

New figures released by NHS England have revealed that accident and emergency departments are under huge strain, suggesting that more locum staff may be needed to address the problem and keep waiting times down to a minimum. It is normal for demand o...

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DEC 23/2014

Care should be patient-focused

Integrated care should be based on the needs of patients rather than buildings, a new statement has claimed. The document, published jointly by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners, is in support of new model...

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DEC 22/2014

Majority of stroke patients get specialist care

New figures, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), has revealed that the majority of stroke patients are being directed to a specialist unit within four hours of being admitted to hospital. The clinical commissioning gro...

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DEC 11/2014

More resources needed for the elderly

A new major report has suggested that a lack of staff and resources has meant that elderly people are now far less likely to receive surgery for cancer than younger people. The study by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Intelligence Network ...

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DEC 09/2014

Texts boost patient adherence

New research has suggested that reminding patients to take their medication could help boost adherence, enabling people to complete full courses of treatment. The study, published in the journal Public Library Of Science (PLOS) ONE, found that patien...

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