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Women who believe they have overcome breast cancer are being failed "every step of the way" when they experience symptoms of the disease coming back, a damning report has found. The study, for the charity Breast Cancer Care, said some women had their concerns - such as back and bone…
A cancer patient was mistakenly given double the dose of radiation required for their treatment, a new report has revealed. Two radiographers at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre both incorrectly calculated the amount of radiation to be given when the patient was being treated for multiple myeloma - a type of…
The wrecking of fishing vessel Andrea Gail, immortalised in the film The Perfect Storm, was the result of ignorance of the nature and severity of the developing crisis, combined with bad judgements and risk taking by the captain and crew to maximise profits. A similar story may soon play out…
Ministers are gearing up to impose a new contract on thousands of junior doctors across England. Sources in Government told the BBC an announcement is expected in the next few days. It comes after the junior doctors and medical students rejected a contract brokered in May, with 58% voting against…
The number of hospital operations cancelled in Scotland due to factors including a lack of beds, staff and equipment rose in May. Official figures show there were 31,213 scheduled operations across NHS Scotland during the month, of which 2,845 were cancelled either by the patient or the hospital. The overall…
When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of…
Parents of children who died on a cardiac ward have slammed an independent review into the hospital which cared for them as a "cover-up and a whitewash". The review found families were let down by Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, with low staffing levels meaning a ward was under strain…
A new national study of perinatal mental health care in Scotland has shown a geographically mixed level of service in hospitals and in the community. The report, by the Mental Welfare Commission (MWC), found that, over a three month period, two thirds of postnatal women who needed to be cared…
More than a third of elderly patients who are dying receive "invasive and potentially harmful" treatments in their last weeks of life, according to the biggest review of its kind. Analysis of data from 1.2 million patients worldwide, including from England, found patients being subjected to "excessive" and unnecessary treatments…
Nursing regulators have been implored to ensure that all nurses are "fully competent to deliver high-class care" following changes to the English language test requirements for nurses trained outside the UK. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) announced changes to the test which mean nurses and midwives applying to join…
Brexit could have a "huge impact" on the NHS workforce, a leading auditor has warned as figures show that one in every 20 NHS workers in England come from the European Union. Fresh analysis of workforce statistics show than 57,608 workers in the health service in England come from the…
Leading midwives have expressed fears over the impact Brexit will have on NHS finances. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said that while the full impact of the decision to leave the European Union will not be known for some time, it remains concerned about the impact of the move…