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  1. Baby death investigations 'not good enough'

    10th June 2016 – The quality of local investigations into cases of stillbirths, early neonatal deaths and severe neonatal brain injuries in the UK are not good enough and need to improve, says a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). The government says the findings

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  2. Superbugs 'will kill 1 person every 3 seconds'

    19th May 2016 - Superbugs will kill 10 million people worldwide every year by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to curb antimicrobial resistance, says a report. That's equivalent to 1 person every 3 seconds. The review by Lord Jim O'Neill says that antimicrobial resistance - or AMR - should be seen

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  3. Junior doctors' dispute settled

    18th May 2016 - Talks between the government and junior doctors' leaders in England have been successful and a deal has been reached to end their dispute. Junior doctors and the BMA took strike action over new contracts and concerns over patient safety. It resulted in the cancellation of thousands o

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  4. Regional variations in UK stillbirths

    17th May 2016 -- A new report on perinatal deaths in the UK, that is stillbirths and the deaths of babies soon after birth, has found a small fall in deaths overall, but experts say there are wide regional variations. On average, 15 babies die each day in the UK before, during or shortly after (with

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  5. Hospital weekend effect 'a simplification'

    11th May 2016 – Part of the government's argument for wanting a 7-day NHS is challenged by two new studies that suggest having more doctors on duty at weekends will not, by itself, lead to fewer people dying at weekends. The main focus of the ongoing dispute between the government and the British Me

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  6. Junior doctor talks to resume

    6th May 2016 - Talks between the government and junior doctors' leaders in England are expected to resume next week after the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said he was willing to "pause" imposing a new contract. Mr Hunt said it was conditional on junior doctors agreeing to discuss outstanding issue

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  7. Privacy concerns over Google's access to NHS data

    5th May 2016 - Google owned artificial intelligence firm DeepMind has been given access to a reported 1.6 million NHS patient records as part of a project to help health professionals monitor patients with kidney disease. Details of the data-sharing initiative have been published in the New Scientis

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  8. Doctors' strike: 'Avoid A&E if possible'

    26th April 2016 - People are being urged to avoid visiting hospital A&E departments unless there is a genuine medical emergency as junior doctors in England stage an all-out strike over 2 days in their dispute with the government over pay and conditions. Sporadic strike action has been taking place

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  9. Smokers and obese people 'being denied ops'

    22nd April 2016 - Smokers and overweight people in parts of England are being denied surgery in order to cut NHS costs, a report claims. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) says that more than 1 in 3 clinical commissioning groups (CGCs) are either refusing to sanction routine operations, or delaying

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  10. GPs workload approaching saturation point

    8th April 2016 - The largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date has found that there has been an increase of 16% in GPs workload over 7 years, with more frequent and longer consultations. A report in The Lancet warns that increasing workloads are unsustainable and that general practice i

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