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17th Apr 2014

More needed to prevent hospital infection, says watchdog

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued 'quality standards' for hand-washing and catheter insertion.

Fewer beds in Britain than European counterparts

The UK had three beds per 1,000 in 2011, according to research. The only country in Europe to have a lower number was Sweden.


Scientists discover how sperm latches onto egg

How does the sperm latch onto the egg in sexual reproduction? Scientists have found an answer after trying for a decade.


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16th Apr 2014

Bowel cancer screening warning


Campaigners say bowel cancer screening uptake must improve in England.

Woman woke at point of surgery

A patient having an appendix removed awoke before surgery unable to tell NHS staff she was conscious.

BBC News

Digital pathology system deployed at Coventry

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust first to deploy integrated digital pathology system.

e-Health Insider

Private provider Circle awarded MSK contract

Circle have been awarded £120m integrated musculoskeletal service contract by Bedfordshire CCG.

Health Service Journal

Mental health fund cut u-turn

The HSJ can reveal NHS England have backtracked on plan to cut nearly £4m from London mental health budgets.

Health Service Journal

Ebola vaccine hopes remain years away

As deadly Ebola outbreak spreads through Africa hopes of a vaccine remain years away, say scientists.


Higher injury risk for young people with epilepsy

A new study in England finds young people with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones or burns than children without the disorder.


Can group CBT help reduce social anxiety disorder?

Social anxiety disorder can have a profound effect on sufferers' ability to function.

Mental Elf

Poor bone health linked to sleep apnoea

Study has found osteoporosis rates rose among people with sleep apnoea.

Web MD

Dietary salt intake linked to drop in CVD deaths

BMJ Open has published research saying 15% fall in salt intake in England over the past decade is likely to have had a role in 40% drop in CVD deaths.


15th Apr 2014

Researchers develop pressure sensors for amputees


Pressure sensors could prevent dangerous sores for amputees who suffer rubbing against their artificial limbs.

Watchdog claims out-of-hours GP care 'diabolical'

Old Hands

A patient watchdog has said GP out-of-hours care in Cardiff and Vale should be overhauled.

GP opening hours to benefit 'seven million patients'


David Cameron has said the number of patients benefiting from the £50m GP Access Fund in October will increase to 'seven million'.

Early help could help teens with mental health issues

Teenage Boy

An Australian study found teens who were worried and had moods were more likely to suffer mental health problems later in life.

Cancer IT for Colchester

New IT systems being implemented at Colchester after it was placed into 'special measures' for problems with its cancer pathways.

e-Health Insider

£27m IT system delayed at NHS 24

Just weeks before go live with NHS 111, NHS 24 has delayed deployment of its patient contact and triage management system indefinitely.

e-Health Insider

New CEO appointed at Peterborough

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust announce appointment of new chief executive.

Health Service Journal

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