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  1. Warning over lack of support on hospital discharge

    21st July 2015 - Hospitals in England are discharging many patients too early, leaving them without the support they need and racking up costs for the NHS, a year long inquiry by a health watchdog has found. Other patients experienced delays in their discharge, and disputes between authorities over

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  2. Drop in organ donors leads to fewer transplants

    20th July 2015 - With the number of people in the UK donating organs for a transplant falling for the first time in more than a decade, the NHS is calling for everyone in the UK to make their wishes known on organ donation. Although 21.1 million people in the UK are already on the NHS Organ Donor Re

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  3. Hunt speaks of NHS changes and 7-day week

    16th July 2015 - The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has spoken about shortcomings in the NHS and his vision for reform during a speech at the health think-tank, the King's Fund, in London. Mr Hunt discussed the need for what he called "intelligent transparency" in the health service and his determinat

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  4. Some prescriptions to show cost to the taxpayer

    2nd July 2015 - The price of medications issued by the NHS is to be written on prescriptions costing more than £20 to encourage people to take their full course of treatment. From next year, these prescriptions will also carry the wording 'funded by the UK taxpayer' to remind people that they should

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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