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  1. Heatwave warning

    30th June 2015 - The first week of Wimbledon is likely to be dominated by a heatwave as the Met Office warns that most areas of England will experience hot conditions between Tuesday and Thursday. A Level 2 heat-health alert has been issued for all parts of the country except the north east. Hot air

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  2. Medics should admit mistakes: New guidelines

    29th June 2015 - Doctors, nurses and midwives should be expected to say sorry to patients when treatments go wrong, under new guidelines being unveiled. The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which have drawn up the guidance stress that it is up to employers to

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  3. Lab-made blood trials coming to the NHS

    26th June 2015 - Specially manufactured blood made using human stem cells is to be trialled in the NHS within 2 years. NHS Blood and Transplant stresses that the new synthetic blood won't replace blood from donors, but it is hoped it can be used to treat people with hard to match blood types. The la

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  4. Failings in end of life care continue, says report

    20th May 2015 – People approaching the end of life continue to be let down by palliative care, says a report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The ombudsman, which makes final rulings when people complain about NHS services in England, says too many people who are dying, as well as

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  5. A 7-day NHS: PM spells out health plans

    18th May 2015 – David Cameron has set out his vision for the future of the NHS that will work for patients 7 days a week. In his first major speech since winning the general election, the Prime Minister chose a GP centre in the West Midlands that offers patients late night and weekend appointments t

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  6. Campaign to stop people being over-treated

    14th May 2015 – A scheme to spare people from over-treatment by the NHS is being adopted by the body that represents all medical royal colleges in the UK. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says too many people are being diagnosed and treated for conditions that will never cause them harm. Writin

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  7. Private practice 'harms NHS care'

    6th May 2015 – Doctors should be barred from working in both private practice and the National Health Service because doing so harms the quality of NHS care, says a senior heart doctor. Expressing his personal view in an article in the BMJ, John Dean, a consultant cardiologist at Royal Devon and Exe

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  8. PM apology over infected blood

    25th March 2015 – Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised for an NHS screening error that led to thousands of people being infected with Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS through blood and blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. It follows publication of the Penrose Inquiry report which was commissioned a

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  9. Blood sample appeal for medical research

    23rd March 2015 – People in Scotland are being asked to allow any of their blood samples left over from routine clinical tests to be used for medical research. More than 55,000 patients have already signed up for the scheme run by the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE). Organisers want to rec

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  10. Pharmacists could work from GP surgeries

    17th March 2015 – Plans to recruit pharmacists to work in general practice surgeries in England to help ease the pressure on GPs are being unveiled. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) say the move could improve patient safety and care and red

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