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SEP 14/2015

Four-week cancer diagnosis by 2020

Most people tested for cancer will be diagnosed within four weeks, under new plans announced by the government that could save up to 11,000 lives a year. The target - recommended by the Independent Cancer Taskforce - will see 95 per cent of patients ...

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SEP 10/2015

NHS warns against immigration rules for foreign nurses

The NHS has warned that the change in immigration rules for nurses will lead to not having enough staff on wards over the colder months. In a letter written to the home secretary, the heads of ten trusts in England have cautioned that the change - wh...

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SEP 09/2015

Nurses who don't renew NMC 'could face weeks out of work'

Failure to renew Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration could see nurse and midwives being unable to work for an extended period of time. This is according to the NMC, which warns that a change in the rules - due to take effect in November ...

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SEP 08/2015

Lack of funding sees GPs 'denied access to cancer diagnostic tools'

GPs are unable to access cancer diagnostic tools that could save thousands of lives due to a lack of funding for the NHS, according to a new report. The study from Cancer Research UK revealed that demand for endoscopies will soar, rising by 750,000 b...

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SEP 01/2015

Children with long-term illnesses 'should have one assigned GP'

Children living with long-term illness should have one GP assigned to them to improve communications with other parties within the NHS, according to new research. A report published in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) suggested that the...

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