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Telehealth interventions provide limited health benefits, concludes study

University of Bristol - ‎20 hours ago‎
There is considerable optimism amongst policy-makers that greater use of digital health technologies ('telehealth') in combination with new ways of working could transform health care delivery, helping the NHS to be sustainable in the face of rising ...

Google's DeepMind tried to justify why it has access to millions of NHS patient records

Business Insider - ‎20 hours ago‎
Monitoring patients at risk of developing AKI for signs of AKI so they can be treated quickly and effectively falls well within the definition of direct care. Any in-patient coming into our hospital has at least a one in six chance of developing AKI ...
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Outbreak of Hepatitis A sweeps through three schools in South Wales

Daily Mail - ‎16 hours ago‎
'This is especially important next week when many children will be on half term holiday and out and about without easy access to good toilet facilities.
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Exam stress linked to teen suicide

NHS Choices - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Not all news stories were clear that these factors cannot be seen as direct causes of suicide. For example, most teenagers have exam stress and develop acne, and many dabble in drugs and alcohol.
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RPS says community pharmacy proposals will cost NHS services in the long term

The Pharmaceutical Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎
“We are in no doubt that hastily implemented funding cuts to community pharmacy will mean greater costs for the NHS in the long term,” says Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board.
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Birmingham children's services: Row over Brigid Jones' future

BBC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Lord Warner, who was appointed by the government to oversee the service in March 2014, said a number of agencies, including police, the NHS and Department of Education were also responsible for child protection. "Simply kicking Brigid Jones doesn't ...

Did Google's NHS patient data deal need ethical approval?

New Scientist - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Google has said that each individual patient's consent for their data being shared is implied, because it is providing “direct care” to Royal Free's patients. On 4 May, DeepMind consultant Hugh Montgomery at University College London told the BBC ...
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Thousands of Peterborough patients could have avoided A&E trip

Peterborough Telegraph - ‎May 26, 2016‎
NHS 111 can also direct to out of hour GP services. There are also three minor illness and injury units in Cambridgeshire open over the Bank Holiday; these are located in Peterborough, Ely and Doddington.
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The Guardian view on the Leave campaign: show some respect for truth

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
“Let's fund our NHS instead.” Back in April, the head of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir Andrew Dilnot, had already censured the £350m a week claim as “potentially misleading”, after a complaint from the Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb.
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How looking in your wallet can save you hundreds of pounds in minutes

iNews - ‎13 hours ago‎
If not, First Direct is worth considering switching to. It's a fee-free account (as long as you pay in £1,000 a month), pays switchers £100 and has a linked 6 per cent savings account.
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Parents of NHS doctor who left family in Britain to join ISIS 'will never forgive him' - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The sister of an NHS doctor who abandoned his family in the UK to join ISIS in Syria has said her parents "will never forgive him".

Hampshire County Council to advise Torbay on children's services, despite its own £8.5m cuts - ‎16 hours ago‎
“In Torbay's case, the intervention provided by HCC's children's services will be to direct and support Torbay's senior leadership as they work to develop and implement an action plan for improvement,” he said.

Hepatitis A outbreak reaches a third South Wales school

WalesOnline - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“This is especially important next week when many children will be on half term holiday and out and about without easy access to good toilet facilities.
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EU referendum debate: first major TV clash between the campaigns – As it happened

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The NHS once again loomed in the referendum debate. Alan Johnson said that the health service would suffer if the UK left the EU and caused the British economy to shrink.

Hands Off HRI wants you to give THIS answer to health bosses in the A&E consultation

Huddersfield Examiner - ‎21 hours ago‎
... value-for- money health care. These proposals offer none of these things. “I have no confidence that they will deliver safe, high quality patient care, or safe, fair working conditions for NHS and social care staff. “I fear that lives will be lost ...
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Blood test supports use of potential new treatment for patients with stomach cancer

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎14 hours ago‎
The new test, described in the prestigious journal Cancer Discovery this week, could be used in future to direct treatment, by identifying a subset of patients who could benefit from an FGFR2 inhibitor.

Spending blights the NHS – but not in the way you think

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
In the first months of the coalition in 2010, Andrew Lansley tried to create a kind of self-improving NHS that would be so independent of Whitehall that the health secretary would be free to play golf every afternoon.
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United Kingdom Parliament Treasury Committee Update: Costs And Benefits Of UK's EU Membership Report Published

Exchange News Direct - ‎11 hours ago‎
... that Vote Leave's core campaign number - the idea that leaving the EU would give the country a £350m a week fiscal windfall to spend on hospitals and schools - is "highly misleading" £350m a week, and the suggestion that this money can and should ...

Exclusive: Sex Without Shame – four men reveal how PrEP has changed their attitudes to sex, relationships and HIV

Gay Times Magazine - ‎19 hours ago‎
The future of the HIV game changer, pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP], in the UK will be decided in a just a few days time, when NHS England's specialised commissioning committee meet on 31 May. Over 3,300 men who have sex with men [MSM] were ...
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NHS trust ignored doctors' advice resulting in man's death from pancreatic cancer

Daily Mail - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A grandfather died from operable pancreatic cancer after an NHS trust ignored doctors from another hospital and said he had something else.