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GPs urge change to ‘nonsensical’ rules for approving glucose monitors for diabetes patients

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The peak body representing GPs has said it is “nonsensical” that GPs cannot approve continuous glucose monitors for diabetes patients, and patients say the rule may leave them hundreds of dollars out of pocket while t...

Hospital patients being treated in corridors and waiting areas, says RCN

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Patients are being treated in the wrong places in UK hospitals, such as corridors and waiting areas, leaving them at risk of poor care, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warns today. Hospitals are so overstretched an...

‘At death’s door’: Texas abortion ban endangers lives of high-risk patients

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Facing a rupture of membranes before fetal viability – a condition in which water breaks too early – a pregnant patient in Texas desperately needed an abortion. She risked infection, sepsis, excessive bleeding and eve...

Hong Kong to electronically tag Covid patients as it adopts China’s health code system

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Hong Kong will mandate electronic tracking bracelets for people in home isolation and bring in a China-style electronic health code system as part of fresh measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The quarantin...

‘Cancer care can’t stop’: flood-hit Assam hospital uses boats to reach patients

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When the flood water roared into her home in Assam, Jyoti Bora* saw the morphine pills she takes for head and neck cancer swept away along with all her belongings. At the relief camp she was evacuated to, Bora, who us...

‘It’s taken so long’: Monkeypox patients raise concerns over UK tracing delays

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With the monkeypox outbreak continuing in the UK, some of those affected have raised concerns over delays and difficulties in contact tracing and vaccination. Joel* told the Guardian he had sought advice on testing an...

‘What do I have to lose?’: desperate long Covid patients turn to ‘miracle cures’

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Robert McCann, a 44-year-old political strategist from Lansing, Michigan, sleeps for 15 hours – and when he wakes up, he still finds it impossible to get out of bed. Sometimes he wakes up so confused that he’s unsure ...

NHS-trust beboet £1.3m oor sterftes van twee pasiënte ná personeel foute

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An NHS trust has been fined over £1.3m after it admitted breaking the law by failing to provide safe care in two cases where patients died after serious mistakes were made by hospital staff. The Shrewsbury and Telford...

Osteoporosis patients should not be afraid to exercise regularly, sê kenners

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Millions of people with osteoporosis should not be afraid to exercise regularly, experts have said in guidance aimed at boosting bone health, cutting the risk of falls and improving posture. The condition, which weake...

Sheffield nurse who filmed up gowns of unconscious female patients jailed

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A voyeur nurse who filmed up the gowns of unconscious female patients and recorded staff using the toilet has been jailed for 12 years by a judge who said he had “brought shame on an honourable profession”. Paul Grays...

Blackpool: five charged in investigation into ill treatment of stroke patients

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Five health workers have been charged with a range of criminal offences as part of a major police investigation into the alleged ill treatment of stroke patients in hospital. The charges were announced more than three...

‘Unnecessary suffering and death’: doctors fear for patients’ lives in a post-Roe world

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Dr Herman Miller didn’t learn the news until he turned on MSNBC on Tuesday morning. According to a draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the supreme court was ready to overturn Roe v Wade, die 1973 ruling th...

30,000 cancer patients waiting for treatment in England

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Tens of thousands of patients are still waiting to start cancer treatment in England due to disruption during the pandemic, according to NHS figures, as medical charities called on the government to tackle chronic sta...

Cost of living crisis forces UK cancer patients to cut back on food and heating

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Hundreds of thousands of cancer patients are putting their lives at risk by cutting back on meals, heating and other essentials as a result of the cost of living crisis, a charity has said. Macmillan Cancer Support sa...

Covid: discharging untested patients into care homes was unlawful, says court

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The government’s policy towards care homes in England at the start of the Covid pandemic has been ruled illegal, in a significant blow to ministers’ claim to have thrown a “protective ring” around the vulnerable resid...

NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patients

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The NHS is paying £2bn a year to private hospitals to care for mental health patients because it does not have enough of its own beds, die Guardian kan onthul. The independent sector receives about 13.5% of the £14.8b...

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