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Hospital 'cannot provide safe care'

Hospital 'cannot provide safe care' | Health | Scoop.it
Bradford Royal Infirmary does not have enough staff in its accident and emergency department to provide "safe and effective care", say inspectors.
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The NHS is on the brink of extinction – we need to shout about it

The NHS is on the brink of extinction – we need to shout about it | Health | Scoop.it
Government policy and privatisation mean the NHS as we know it will be gone in as little as five years if no one speaks up
In school, I remember being part of a play called The Emperor's New Clothes.
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NHS 'was too powerful to criticise'

NHS 'was too powerful to criticise' | Health | Scoop.it
The NHS "became too powerful to criticise" despite many patients receiving a "wholly unsatisfactory" service, the health regulator says.
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Patients 'need refusal explanation'

Patients 'need refusal explanation' | Health | Scoop.it
Some patients, including those with cancer, are being turned down for some treatment and drugs without any explanation about why it was refused.
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Ambulance service fails 999 target

Ambulance service fails 999 target | Health | Scoop.it
The Welsh Ambulance Service fails to hit its latest target for reaching life-threatening incidents - with the Conservatives saying an improvement last month "now looks like a blip".
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Millions wait a week to see a GP

Millions wait a week to see a GP | Health | Scoop.it
Millions of patients in England are waiting a week or longer for a GP appointment, figures reveal.
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Longer waits to see GP revealed in new survey

Longer waits to see GP revealed in new survey | Health | Scoop.it
Results of NHS England investigation bring renewed focus on the coalition's stewardship of the NHS Growing numbers of patients are having to wait more than a week to see their GP as family doctors struggle to cope with a relentless increase in...
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NHS must make emergency medicine more attractive to doctors

NHS must make emergency medicine more attractive to doctors | Health | Scoop.it
It is clear from the dropout rate in emergency medicine that too many young doctors would not recommend it as a career The challenge for all concerned with the future of emergency medicine in the UK is to make a career in it a credible option when...
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Doctors given new coma guidelines

Doctors given new coma guidelines | Health | Scoop.it
All patients in a coma or vegetative state should have access to specialist care, according to new guidelines.
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NHS struggle to meet £20bn savings target hits elderly hardest

NHS struggle to meet £20bn savings target hits elderly hardest | Health | Scoop.it
Knee and hip replacement operations and cataract removals fall to lowest level for five years as patients left longer in pain Patients are being denied knee replacements and cataract removals as the NHS struggles to meet its £20bn savings target,...
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A shining example: unit praised for reducing time elderly patients spend at Poole Hospital

A shining example: unit praised for reducing time elderly patients spend at Poole Hospital | Health | Scoop.it
A UNIT, which has helped halve the time older patients spend in Poole Hospital, has been praised by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.
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Thousands of cancer referrals not quick enough, says report

Thousands of cancer referrals not quick enough, says report | Health | Scoop.it
Figures from 4,000 GP practices in England show only a minority of patients are fast-tracked for investigation by specialist Thousands of people diagnosed with cancer may be being failed by GPs who are not referring them to specialists quickly...
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Patients wait hours in ambulances because A&E staff are too busy

Patients wait hours in ambulances because A&E staff are too busy | Health | Scoop.it
Figures reveal waits of several hours because ambulances cannot hand over patients until staff are available
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Disease resistance to antibiotics at tipping point, expert warns

Disease resistance to antibiotics at tipping point, expert warns | Health | Scoop.it
Prof Jeremy Farrar says evolution of diseases will 'creep up on us insidiously' and begin to affect patients in UK The director of the Wellcome Trust has warned that resistance of disease to antibiotics has reached a tipping point at which it could...
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Hospitals prepare for winter rush

Hospitals prepare for winter rush | Health | Scoop.it
NHS data shows trusts breaching patient target as increased emergency admissions put A&E departments under pressure Hospitals are facing growing problems as winter pressures loom, with more missing the A&E treatment target, more patients being...
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Hunt's calls to NHS bosses defended

Hunt's calls to NHS bosses defended | Health | Scoop.it
The health secretary "would not be doing his job" if he did not ring hospital bosses who miss A&E targets, the Department of Health says.
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Heston gives taste to hospital meals

Heston gives taste to hospital meals | Health | Scoop.it
TV chef Heston Blumenthal appears to have found the key ingredient to give elderly hospital patients their appetite back.
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Mental health ward is investigated

Mental health ward is investigated | Health | Scoop.it
A hospital ward in a mental health unit is closed amid concerns about the "quality and safety of patient care".
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Children's hospital 'must get clean'

Children's hospital 'must get clean' | Health | Scoop.it
Bristol Children's Hospital is told it needs to improve cleanliness standards in its operating department.
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NHS charges putting pregnant migrant women in danger

NHS charges putting pregnant migrant women in danger | Health | Scoop.it
Women are running away from antenatal units to avoid costs, putting their babies' – and their own – lives at risk, charity warns Pregnant immigrants are endangering their lives by disappearing from antenatal care to give birth at home because they...
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Growing exodus of A&E doctors to Australia adds to strain on NHS

Growing exodus of A&E doctors to Australia adds to strain on NHS | Health | Scoop.it
College of Emergency Medicine says NHS cannot afford to lose so much talent at a time of understaffing in A&E units The pressures of working in overcrowded A&E units have led hundreds of doctors to quit the NHS for Australia, according to research...
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Pushed to the limit: 24 hours with the busiest midwives in Europe

Pushed to the limit: 24 hours with the busiest midwives in Europe | Health | Scoop.it
At Liverpool women's hospital the rising birthrate and understaffing are putting ever more pressure on NHS workers
"It gets a bit stretched," says Dr Joanne Topping.
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Key NHS operations 'being rationed'

Key NHS operations 'being rationed' | Health | Scoop.it
The NHS in England appears to be rationing access to vital non-emergency hospital care, such as knee and hip replacements, a review suggests.
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Death rates too high at 16 NHS hospital trusts, report reveals

Death rates too high at 16 NHS hospital trusts, report reveals | Health | Scoop.it
Annual report finds NHS record on mortality has improved, with four fewer trusts reporting high death rates than last year
Do you have a question about the findings of Dr Foster's annual report on the NHS?
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Middle-aged drink and drug abusers put strain on NHS

Middle-aged drink and drug abusers put strain on NHS | Health | Scoop.it
Doctors say burden unsustainable as people in 40s lead surge in admissions, adding they risk cancer as result of drinking habits More than half a million people have been hospitalised in the past three years because of drink or drugs, with those in...
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