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MAY 26/2015

GPs in short supply in Scotland

A new report by BBC Scotland has found that some areas in Scotland are in desperate need of GPs. It found that Dumfries and Galloway could face a serious shortage of GPs unless 25 new recruits are hired by the end of next year. With 132 family doctor...

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MAY 22/2015

Majority of patients positive about hospital experience

A new study from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suggested that the majority of hospital overnight patients have a positive experience, though improvements could be made if there were more staff available. The survey, which looked at nearly 59,...

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MAY 18/2015

Seven-day services will boost GP numbers

According to a speech delivered earlier today (May 18th) by the prime minister, the NHS will get the funding it needs to create seven-day services. David Cameron renewed his pre-election pledge to give an additional £8 billion a year by 2020 to...

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MAY 15/2015

Rise in cancelled operations in England

New figures have shown that more than 20,000 operations were cancelled at the last minute by NHS hospitals during the first three months of 2015. This makes it the worst performance for more than a decade and suggests that hospitals may need addition...

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MAY 15/2015

Most vulnerable still need mental health support

Nurses who specialise in mental health know the importance of spotting the signs and symptoms of such a condition at the earliest possible stage, as this can influence and impact on areas of their physical health. Ensuring that patients in this posit...

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