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Alcohol 'a direct cause of seven types of cancer'

NHS Choices - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
"Even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer: Alarming study reveals booze is linked to at least seven forms of the disease," reports the Mail Online.
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Grieving parents told to 'not pick fight with the NHS' - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The report criticised the inadequate investigations carried out by call-handling service NHS Direct, which is now 111, Cricketfield GP Surgery and out-of-hours provider Devon Doctors.
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Encouraging depressed people to do the things they enjoy could save NHS thousands, study finds - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Encouraging depressed people to do the things they used to enjoy such as phoning friends or going for a walk, could save NHS trusts thousands of pounds in more complex therapies, a study has shown. 'Behavioural Activation' is a simple form of therapy ...
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Missed targets in the NHS are a direct result of cuts to GP services, researchers find

The National - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
A TEAM of Scottish researchers is to publish a report showing that missed targets for finance and performance in the National Health Service across the UK are directly linked to “fragmentation” due to cuts in general practitioner and district nurse ...

Goddard inquiry truth project to hear first testimony on child sexual abuse

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
The testimony of victims as part of the truth project will not have any direct legal consequences or lead to findings of fact in individual cases.

Samantha Bond: 'A cataract op gave me my sight back' - ‎7 hours ago‎
The NHS estimates there is a one-in-1,000 risk of permanent sight loss as a direct result of the operation, while Focus Clinic puts the figure at more like one in 3,000 for any serious repercussions.

Farmers must have assurances on subsidies and foreign labour, say peers

FarmersWeekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
... payments? We have already heard that they may not. “There are fears that direct payments will be significantly less under the new government because of the continuing need for austerity.
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Chi Onwurah MP: I did not want to vote for Trident - but I did

New Statesman - ‎2 hours ago‎
If Trident were not renewed, the money saved would not go on the NHS, no more than our EU membership fee will. We are a very unequal nation, but we are also a rich one - we should be able to maintain our defence capability and invest in a welfare ...

Why your NHS surgeon could be a robot in the future

The Guardian - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Even so, Milton admits that medical staff were “slightly sceptical” about losing their secretarial support, while the secretaries themselves were downright hostile to what they saw as a direct threat to their jobs. “Upfront, we gave assurances that ...
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Scotland's future in the EU: speech to IPPR Scotland

SNP (press release) - ‎1 hour ago‎
... UK government's ideological obsession with austerity, with its decision to make ordinary people pay the price of a financial crash they didn't cause and with its cynical collusion in the myth that cuts and public service pressures are the fault of ...

11 things you'll only know if you are the mother of your friendship group

Metro - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
You spend longer on NHS direct for the girls than for yourself. 3. You are also the group's real life journey planner. You don't even bother to send out details of the evening's arrangements without a pin in a map, the full postcode and Google image of ...
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Bosworth Water Park: Two arrested after death of five-year-old boy in Warwickshire

The Independent - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Two people have been arrested after a five-year-old boy died following an incident at a water park. Leicestershire Police were called to Bosworth Water Park at around 3.50pm on Saturday after a young boy, named as Charlie Dunn, was taken to University ...

Dear Deidre I'm scared my wild holiday fling has left me with a sexually transmitted infection

The Sun - ‎18 hours ago‎
Going direct to a genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic rather than your own GP may feel more comfortable and confidential - you won't run into your mum's neighbour or similar.

Statins saved my life and made me a gym teacher - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
It started with a pain in my sternum, which I put down to a bout of indigestion. By the time my husband Terry arrived home just a short while later I was sweating and didn't feel at all well.

Audit chiefs tell off Jeremy Hunt's department as NHS raids £950m to plug spending black hole - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
NHS chiefs raided £950million from budgets meant for repairs and vital equipment to plug funding black holes as trusts ran up a £2.45billion deficit, it emerged today.

NHS doctor groomed girl, 13, online for sex by telling her 'trust me, I'm a doctor', tribunal hears - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
An NHS stomach specialist trawled internet chatrooms for sex with an underage schoolgirl and claimed "trust me, I'm a doctor", a tribunal heard.
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DAN HODGES: Let me show you the dark reality behind 'The Great Jeremy Corbyn Myth'

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
So Corbyn pledged that if he wins the next election he will ban private pharmaceutical companies from working for the NHS. Drugs that would save hundreds of thousands of lives will effectively be proscribed because someone who dared challenge Corbyn ...
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Millions of patients face being dropped by NHS GPs for being TOO HEALTHY

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
NHS bosses say cash is being wasted paying GPs for 'ghost' patients who have either died or moved away. But MPs and campaigners say the crackdown will penalise patients who avoid making a fuss, especially middle-aged men and the elderly.
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Man dies and another in 'serious condition' in hospital after getting caught in riptide off Norfolk beach - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said it was called to Beach Road in Sea Palling, Norfolk, at 11.35am on Saturday following reports two people were pulled unconscious from the sea.

'Keir Hardie would be spinning in his grave' Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith slams state of the party

Scottish Daily Record - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
And he counts fellow Welshman Nye Bevan, who founded the NHS, as another of his political heroes. Owen Smith on his wedding day.