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Chief Medical Officer statement on breast implants

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said: “Women with PIP implants should not be unduly worried. We have no evidence of a link to cancer or an increased risk of rupture. If women are concerned they should speak to their surgeon. “I will … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer statement on breast implants

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Ambulance handovers

The BBC has claimed that ambulances are facing delays when they take patients to hospital, and that some hospitals are taking longer than 15 minutes to take charge of patients in over half of cases. In response, Health Secretary Andrew … Read more → – Ambulance handovers

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King’s Fund on London health trusts

The King’s Fund has published a report which says that health trusts in London are not implementing essential reforms to improve patient safety and that developing money problems mean that two thirds of trusts are to be viable by 2014. … Read more → – King’s Fund on London health trusts

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Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

A study published by Cancer Research UK has found that 40 per cent of cancers could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating healthily and doing more physical activity. In response, … Read more → – Cancer Research UK lifestyle study

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Dr Foster publishes annual hospital guide

Dr Foster has published its annual hospital guide, with the main findings focusing on weekend staffing in Accident and Emergency. In response, NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said: “Mortality rates in the NHS are going down, but hospitals … Read more → – Dr Foster publishes annual hospital guide

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British Medical Association on smoking in cars

The British Medical Association has called for the ban on smoking to include private motor vehicles. In response, a Department of Health spokesperson said: “We do not believe that legislation is the most effective way to encourage people to change … Read more → – British Medical Association on smoking in cars

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Throat and liver cancer

Statistics published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the British Liver Trust show that Britain has the highest rates of throat cancer in Europe and that liver cancer deaths have risen by more than 70 per cent. In response, … Read more → – Throat and liver cancer

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Patients’ Association report

The Patients’ Association has published a report calling for hospitals to commit to treating patients with dignity. In response, a Department of Health spokesperson said: “Everyone admitted to hospital deserves to be treated with compassion and dignity. Many parts of … Read more → – Patients’ Association report

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NHS Information Centre data on abuse of vulnerable adults

The NHS Information Centre has released data from the Department of Health which revealed 96,000 cases where adults in care, including the elderly, were allegedly abused. In response, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow said: “These figures are an absolute scandal; … Read more → – NHS Information Centre data on abuse of vulnerable adults

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Centre for Social Justice mental health report launch

The Centre for Social Justice has launched its report “Completing the revolution – transforming mental health and tackling poverty”, which has looked at a public health approach to improving mental health responses in poor communities. In response, Care Services Minister Paul … Read more → – Centre for Social Justice mental health report launch

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