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Choosing Wisely aims for doctor-patient ‘culture shift’

Choosing Wisely aims for doctor-patient ‘culture shift’

Image caption ‘Doctor knows best’ – Dr Finlay’s Casebook, medical drama from the 1960s, depicted a traditional doctor-patient relationship Patients in Wales are being urged to take more control of decisions about the care and treatments they receive, as part of a new medical movement. Choosing Wisely Wales aims for a more equal doctor-patient relationship. […]

Merseyside specialist hospital first to be rated ‘outstanding’

Merseyside specialist hospital first to be rated ‘outstanding’

Image copyright LHCH Image caption The trust’s “innovative projects” and “collaborative working” were praised A heart and chest hospital has become the first specialist hospital in the country to be rated “outstanding” by the health watchdog. Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is “of exceptional quality”, the Care Quality Commission chief inspector of […]

Sharp rise in care delays ‘piles pressure on hospitals’

Sharp rise in care delays ‘piles pressure on hospitals’

Image copyright Wavebreakmedia Ltd A sharp rise in waits for care services is piling the pressure on the NHS in England, hospital bosses are warning. NHS England data showed the number of patients delayed in hospital because they cannot get services such as council home help or a care home place has nearly doubled in […]

Cervical screening ‘could save hundreds more lives’

Cervical screening ‘could save hundreds more lives’

Image copyright Science Photo Library The lives of hundreds more cervical cancer patients could be saved if all those eligible went for screening, says a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. Nearly 2,000 women’s lives are saved as a result of cervical cancer screening in England each year, the report found. Researchers from […]

Merseyside specialist hospital first to be rated ‘outstanding’

Merseyside specialist hospital first to be rated ‘outstanding’

Image copyright LHCH Image caption The trust’s “innovative projects” and “collaborative working” were praised A heart and chest hospital has become the first specialist hospital in the country to be rated “outstanding” by the health watchdog. Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is “of exceptional quality”, the Care Quality Commission chief inspector of […]

Choosing Wisely aims for doctor-patient ‘culture shift’

Choosing Wisely aims for doctor-patient ‘culture shift’

Image caption ‘Doctor knows best’ – Dr Finlay’s Casebook, medical drama from the 1960s, depicted a traditional doctor-patient relationship Patients in Wales are being urged to take more control of decisions about the care and treatments they receive, as part of a new medical movement. Choosing Wisely Wales aims for a more equal doctor-patient relationship. […]

Sharp rise in care delays ‘piles pressure on hospitals’

Sharp rise in care delays ‘piles pressure on hospitals’

Image copyright Wavebreakmedia Ltd A sharp rise in waits for care services is piling the pressure on the NHS in England, hospital bosses are warning. NHS England data showed the number of patients delayed in hospital because they cannot get services such as council home help or a care home place has nearly doubled in […]

St John’s Wort ‘stops emergency contraceptive pill working’

St John’s Wort ‘stops emergency contraceptive pill working’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women taking an emergency contraceptive pill containing levonorgestrel are being advised to check the ingredients of other medicines they are taking because they could stop the pill working. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said women taking some medicines, and remedies containing St John’s Wort are affected. These women […]

Care cuts ‘leave frail elderly fending for themselves’

Care cuts ‘leave frail elderly fending for themselves’

Media captionFive things you should know about the cost of care. Frail old people in England are being left to fend for themselves because government-funded care is being scaled back, a review suggests. The number of over-65s being helped by councils had fallen by a quarter in the four years to 2014, the joint King’s […]

St John’s Wort ‘stops emergency contraceptive pill working’

St John’s Wort ‘stops emergency contraceptive pill working’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Women taking an emergency contraceptive pill containing levonorgestrel are being advised to check the ingredients of other medicines they are taking because they could stop the pill working. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said women taking some medicines, and remedies containing St John’s Wort are affected. These women […]