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Operations cancelled as NHS A&E reaches breaking point

Operations cancelled as NHS A&E reaches breaking point

13 Jan 2015

NHS hospitals struggle to cope with demand as thousands of operations are to be cancelled with warnings of inevitable patient misery.

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2,000 breast cancer cases missed every year by NHS screening, research suggests

2,000 breast cancer cases missed every year by NHS screening, research suggests

06 Jan 2015

NHS breast cancer screening via mammograms fail to identify thousands of breast cancer cases every year according to a new study.

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Baby boy suffers severe brain damage despite five checks by three midwives

Baby boy suffers severe brain damage despite five checks by three midwives

06 Jan 2015

Midwives failed to notice a baby boy was dangerously jaundiced after his birth, eventually leading to admission to ICU after being told his jaundice was nothing to worry about. Five inspections by three midwives over four days failed to identify how seriously the substance which was causing his jaundice was in fact damaging his brain.

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Loss of vision and ‘faulty’ lenses prompt claims against top eye clinic

Loss of vision and ‘faulty’ lenses prompt claims against top eye clinic

05 Jan 2015

An inquiry is underway after doctors complain in light corrective eye lenses which have caused loss of vision.Regulators within the booming corrective eye surgery industry announced they were investigating claims a new artificial eye lens implant had caused serious loss of visions. The lenses were implanted into the eyes of thousands in what is a multibillion-pound industry.

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A seven-day NHS could threaten patient safety, warn doctors

A seven-day NHS could threaten patient safety, warn doctors

02 Jan 2015

Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA) have warned that making the NHS offer seven-day services could threaten the safety of patients due to the over ambitious nature of the plans, which could lead to drastic underfunding and unrealistic handling of demand, leading to routine operations being cancelled on weekdays because of the pressure.

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