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NHS trust fined £1.3m over deaths of two patients after staff mistakes

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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, say experts

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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, the 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, the Guardian can reveal. The independent sector receives about 13.5% of the £14.8b...

Only 29% of UK Covid hospital patients recover within a year

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Fewer than one in three people who have been hospitalised with Covid-19 have fully recovered a year after they succumbed to infection. That is the shock finding of a survey into the impact of long Covid in the UK. The...

AI tool accurately predicts tumour regrowth in cancer patients

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Doctors and scientists have developed an artificial intelligence tool that can accurately predict how likely tumours are to grow back in cancer patients after they have undergone treatment. The breakthrough, described...

NHS smartwatch for Parkinson’s patients hailed as ‘lifechanging’

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Thousands of people with Parkinson’s disease will be given smartwatches by NHS England so they can be treated effectively from home. The Parkinson’s Kinetigraph contains sensors that monitor the wearer’s activity, and...

Thousands of ventilators pulled as electrical faults put UK patients’ lives at risk

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Two thousand ventilators being used in UK hospitals are at risk of suddenly shutting down due to electrical faults that have led to a global safety alert. Hospitals have been ordered to source replacement ventilators ...

Cancer patients seriously ill after struggle to access Covid drugs in England

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Cancer patients infected with coronavirus in England are becoming seriously ill after they were unable to access antibody or antiviral medicines on the NHS. Ministers have promised to provide early treatment for 1.3 m...

340,000 cancer patients face late diagnosis due to NHS staff shortages

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Hundreds of thousands of cancer patients in England face being diagnosed late in the coming years, MPs have warned, as they condemned the government’s failure to tackle the NHS staffing shortages that risk survival ra...

Staff knew mental health patients ran away, claims father of man killed by train

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The father of a 23-year-old who died after running away from a mental health hospital by jumping over a fence said staff knew patients regularly absconded. Matthew Caseby died after being struck by a train in Septembe...

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