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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College
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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

The Royal College of Surgeons has criticized the latest data from the Northern Ireland Department of Health showing that patients are waiting too long for surgery.

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits
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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

The Obesity Health Alliance has suggested that 11‒18-year old children are consuming, on average, the same amount of sugar as in 20 chocolate chip biscuits a day.

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK
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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

New BMA findings suggest more than 4 in 10 European Economic Area (EEA) doctors working in the UK are considering leaving following the Brexit decision.

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary
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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

According to a new report from NHS Improvement, up to 30% of neonatal unit admissions between 2011 and 2013 were potentially avoidable.

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service
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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

Increasing numbers of people calling the NHS 111 service are being sent to A&E due to ‘risk-averse’ staff, according to the Nuffield Trust.

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows
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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

A one-off bowel screening test cuts the risk of developing bowel cancer by a third and may save thousands of lives, according to a new study.

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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC
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Hospital cuts planned across England, reveals BBC

Cuts to hospital services are being proposed in nearly two-thirds of England, according to an investigation by the BBC.

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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment
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Welsh medical professional training given £95m investment

The Welsh government has announced a £95 million investment for training and education of health professionals, Health in Wales has announced.

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services
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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

Cash-strapped councils in England have been instructing GPs to stop providing services to help people quit smoking.

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA
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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

The decline in hospital bed numbers has pushed the NHS to ‘breaking point’, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said.

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year
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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

Patients who do not attend (DNAs) GP appointments cause 10 million lost appointments each year, GP leaders say.

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise
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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

A large increase in mortality in England and Wales in 2015 is probably explained by a failure of the health and social care system, researchers say.

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives
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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

Midwife shortages are placing additional strain on family doctors, emergency departments and walk-in centres, according to a new study.

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification
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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

Vitamin D supplementation could prevent more than 3 million cases of acute respiratory tract infection (RTI) a year, according to new research.

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