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SEP 18/2015

Varied access to NHS services 'putting lives at risk'

The varied access offered to patients to potentially life-saving services within the NHS is jeopardising patient safety.   This is according to the NHS Atlas of Variation report - published by NHS England and Public Health England - which looked...

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SEP 17/2015

Health secretary outlines funding for GP practices

Jeremy Hunt has outlined his plans for GP funding for the next few years in a letter sent to all practices in England. Speaking to a committee made up of MPs on Tuesday (September 17th), the health secretary said he we would make surgeries across the...

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SEP 17/2015

US toddler with type 2 diabetes 'sparks childhood diet concerns'

Doctors in the UK have urged the public to ensure children are eating healthily in the wake of news that a toddler in the US has developed type 2 diabetes. According to the BBC, the child in question contracted a form of the illness that is typically...

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SEP 16/2015

Aggressive blood pressure lowering urged

Healthcare workers may wish to encourage patients to reduce blood pressure well below recommended levels to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and death. A landmark clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health calls ...

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SEP 15/2015

Palliative care lacking in Wales and Scotland

Palliative care needs to be given greater attention in Wales and Scotland, as studies warn that terminally ill people are dying each year without being properly looked after. Children’s palliative care in Wales requires “strategic at...

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