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Nearly two-thirds of doctors believe that patient safety has deteriorated over the past year, according to a report. The Royal College of Physicians found four out of five (80%) are worried about the ability of their service to deliver safe patient care in the next 12 months. The report found 64% of doctors believe that patient safety has deteriorated over the past year -10% higher than last year.
HealthThe Sentinel – 12th March 2018
 
Nearly 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the UK every year could be avoided through lifestyle changes, according to new research. Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of cancer, followed by excess weight, overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and sunbeds, drinking alcohol, eating too little fibre, and outdoor air pollution, a study by Cancer Research UK found. Experts warned that obesity could overtake smoking as the biggest killer.
HealthThe Sentinel - 23rd March 2018
 
Scientists have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children who could then be given appropriate treatment earlier.
HealthThe Sentinel - 19th February 2018
 
The number of GPs in England fell by 0.6% at the end of last year, with many leaving the profession due to the “pressure”, their professional body said. The Royal College of GPs said latest NHS Digital figures show the number of family doctors fell to 33,872 in December from 34,091 in September.
HealthThe Sentinel - 16th February 2018
 
Government plans to boost the number of trainee nurses are failing – with UCAS figures revealing a second decline in applications this year, nursing leaders have warned...Calling for a national recruitment campaign, the RCN described the nursing workforce as “shrinking,” with the at least 40,000 vacancies in England’s NHS.
HealthThe Sentinel - 5th February 2018
 
Public satisfaction with GP services has dropped to the lowest level since the 1980s, a survey has found. The British Social Attitudes survey found satisfaction with family doctor services - usually seen as the “jewel in the crown” of the NHS – fell to its lowest level in 35 years.
HealthThe Sentinel – 28 February 2018
 
For the first year ever, more than 1,500 people in the UK have donated their organs after they died and this means that more people than ever have had a transplant to transform their life. Latest figures for the end of the financial year show there were 1,575 deceased donors during 2017/18, an 11% increase on the previous financial year. It is the highest ever number of donors in the UK. There were 162 more deceased donors than the previous year, the highest year on year increase in 28 years.
HealthCARE Impact Direct - 13th April 2018 (NHS Blood and Transplant)
 
One in five Britons (19 per cent) has been approached about making a compensation claim for holiday sickness, according to new research. Travel trade organisation Abta commissioned the poll and warned that claims management firms are urging millions of people to make false claims. It said there has been a six-fold rise in UK claims since 2013. This is despite sickness reports in resorts remaining stable and travellers from other countries not experiencing the same issues.
HealthThe Sentinel – 9 January 2018
 
The waiting list for a heart transplant has nearly trebled in a decade, the British Heart Foundation has revealed as it pleads for people listed as donors to discuss their decision with loved ones. NHS Blood and Transplant service figures show the number of people on the waiting list for a new heart in the UK has increased by 162% since 2008.
HealthThe Sentinel – 4th December 2017
 
Freedom of Information requests to dozens of NHS trusts by Spurgeons showed that, while admissions to A&E for self-harm had gone up seven years in a row, as many as 60 per cent of children referred to mental-health services by their GP did not go on to receive any treatment.
HealthChurch Times – 1st December 2017
 
The British Medical Journal has noted a 68 per cent increase in self-harm among 13 to 16-year-old girls over a three-year period. The study suggested that GPs could be getting better at picking up self-harm, but it was likely that rising stress and psychological problems in young people were also behind the trend.
HealthPremier Youth and Children's Work – December 2017
 
The demand for doctors now outstrips supply to such an extent that in some parts of the UK more than 40% of NHS doctors have trained overseas. A new report by the General Medical Council has revealed that, since 2012, the number of doctors on the register has increased by just 2%, while the number of A&E attendances has shot up by 27%. It said the profession was at “crunch point”.
HealthThe Sentinel – 20th December 2017
 
Only four babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth were born in Denmark last year, a Danish official has revealed.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 15th December 2017
 
A 2017 survey by YouGov and the royal charity Heads Together found that men are less likely to talk about mental health than women and that those aged 18 – 24 are almost twice as likely to discuss it than those over 65. But fewer than one in five people who have had a conversation about mental health have mentioned it to their GP and less than one in ten have spoken to either a supervisor at work or a counsellor.
HealthPremier Christianity - October 2017
 
Women are dying from ovarian cancer due to a lack of genetic testing that should be available on the NHS, experts are warning. Fewer than a third of women (29%) diagnosed with ovarian cancer are offered the BRCA test to check for genetic mutations, according to the charity Ovarian Cancer Action, despite Government guidelines saying all women with ovarian cancer should be tested to inform their treatment.
HealthThe Sentinel - 19th October 2017
 
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