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    Scottish NHS coping better this winter: Neil


    The NHS in Scotland is coping “much better” with winter pressures than it did last year, Scottish health secretary Alex Neil said.

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    Dirty stethoscopes 'spread bugs'


    Dirty stethoscopes may be helping to spread dangerous bugs around GP surgeries and hospital wards, a study suggests.

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    Fall in screening level revealed


    There has been a drop in the percentage of women being screened for breast cancer, NHS figures show.

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    NICE: community centres best placed to tackle health inequalities


    Councils can do more to encourage older people to attend NHS health checks as part of their new public health role, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.

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    'Crippling costs' of sick babies


    The parents of premature and sick babies face “crippling costs” such as hospital parking charges and needing to buy food on-site, a charity has said.

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    NICE calls for training to help victims of domestic violence


    Nurses, social workers, health services and the organisations they work with must be better trained to understand domestic violence and help those experiencing it, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has said.

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    Decision due on Mid Staffs dissolution


    The health secretary is set to announce his decision on whether the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust should be dissolved.

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    Nurse workload 'linked to death rates'


    Nursing cutbacks are directly linked to higher patient death rates in hospitals, a major study has found.

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    Bug-hit surgeon starts court fight


    A heart surgeon who has not returned to work since five of his patients died after becoming infected with an antibiotic resistant bug during valve replacements has launched High Court proceedings against his employer.

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    Hospital death data 'distraction'


    Questions have been raised over the value of mortality statistics published for NHS hospitals, after an academic taking part in a review of their use branded them “spurious” and said the public would be better off ignoring them.

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    Health leaders defend scheme


    The debate surrounding controversial plans to share medical records has not focused enough on the benefits and advances it could lead to, according to more than 50 leading health professionals.

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    NHS records 'sold to insurers'


    The medical records of almost 50 million NHS hospital patients have been sold for insurance purposes, it has been reported.

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    Survey warning on GP appointments


    More than 34 million people will this year fail to get an appointment with their GP when they seek one, the Royal College of General Practitioners has claimed.

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    One hundred practices 'may shut amid cuts'


    Around 100 GP practices could be forced to close due to cuts in national funding, leaving patients in rural areas without a GP, doctors’ leaders have warned.

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    Warning over defibrillator shortage


    A shortage of defibrillators - which shock the heart - and a lack of public awareness could be costing thousands of lives every year, research suggests.

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    Children 'treated on adult wards'


    Hundreds of children with mental health problems are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, the BBC has reported.

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    Medical records share plan delayed


    Controversial plans to share medical records will be delayed until later this year “to allow more time to build understanding of the benefits of using the information”, health officials have said.

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    Ambulance 'postcode lottery' costing lives


    About 2,500 lives a year are being lost due to a “postcode lottery” in how ambulances respond to heart attack patients, a former service boss has claimed.

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    Bid to update alcohol licence rules


    Councils should be able to curb pub and off licence opening hours in a bid to cut costs and ease the pressures of alcohol-related admissions on hospitals, it has been claimed.

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    Trust boss 'sorry' for bullying culture


    A mental health trust boss has called on staff to suggest changes after the damning results of a survey showed more than two-thirds of its workers thought there was a culture of bullying, fear and blame.