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Friday 20th January 2017

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Trust forced to cut community nursing staff

18th January 2017

Although the Trust is acting due to constraints of fund cuts, their action is, surely, bound to have its ill-effects on the patients apart from the hardships it will no doubt bring to the axed nursing community. It would have been well-wroth had they avoided this action, by cutting the other avoidable expenses

MIKHAN KHAN

Cheap blood test for risk of heart attack

4th January 2017

Troponin test: since it is reported that the test will help the Doctors in identifying the apparently healthy individuals having silent heart diseases so that they can start preventative treatment, it is to be hoped that vast publicity is given about it not only in the medical circles but in the general public also.

MIKHAN KHAN

Former chair charged with lying to get jobs

4th January 2017

Sir,
It is a pity that persons, in their desire to grab the top posts, succumb and resort to such means.

MIKHAN KHAN

Poor morale among doctors putting patients at risk

31st December 2016

As one reads the article/report, it becomes apparent that the GMC, NHS and other bodies and authorities are really concerned about the difficulties and the prevailing poor morale among the doctors. Unless something concerted is done to ameliorate these conditions, the situation will no doubt continue to slide downward.

MIKHAN KHAN

Simple steps could decrease risk of dementia

31st December 2016

Indeed, how simple are the lifestyle changes recommended! Yet, most of us tend to either forget or deliberately ignore them. Alas, if we could only clutch on these, how safe we will be from the dreaded disease.

MIKHAN KHAN

Junk food ads aimed at children to be banned

31st December 2016

The restrictions announced by the CAP are laudable and should be implemented as soon as possible.

MIKHAN KHAN

England smoking rates lowest on record

24th September 2016

It is, indeed, encouraging to see that the percentage of smokers in 2016 has fallen. However, it is reported that still there are about 7.2 millions smokers in England. Almost everyone knows that the smoke burns-out the vital parts in the body, leading to major diseases like heart-disease, cancer etc: still people are ready to ...

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... shell-out their money and burn themselves out. We should realize that this is a real scourge.

MIKHAN KHAN

IVF rates on NHS has fallen

24th September 2016

Perhaps, three cycles of IVF treatment is desirable despite the limited sources of NHS.

Anonymous

Wiltshire and Avon hospitals to be examined

19th September 2016

Good news, no doubt. But in view of the almost exhaustive nature of the inspection intended to be carried out, it is to be hoped that it will be finalized as early as possible. Also, as suggested by the Chief Inspector, it is most desirable that the people who have used the facility offer ...

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... their views.

MIKHAN KHAN

NHS to cut services across England

1st September 2016

While the STPs, to achieve the desired savings of GBP 22 bn by 2020-21 may succeed at the cost of causing inconvenience to the users of the facilities, there are two important factors which, if curtailed, can result in substantial cuts in expenditure, and thus the resultant savings: the routine of rushing to ...

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... the A&E/Surgeries even for such simple ailments as one or two sneezes and, second, the avoidable habit of calling the ambulance even for not-so-serious cases, just because these service come free. It is to be hoped that these have been factored in by the NHS. Else, they need to be given attention.

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Former chair charged with lying to get jobs

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Ex-trust director has been charged with lying about his qualifications to get appointed.

Cheap blood test for risk of heart attack

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A cheap blood test can predict whether healthy patients are at high risk of heart attack.

Junk food ads aimed at children to be banned

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The Committee on Advertising Practice has announced new restrictions on unhealthy ads aimed at children.

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