General Healthcare News

For the latest in heallth news please visit our Healthcare News section. This news section covers all kinds of medical and health related news from the UK and abroad, and allows you filter the stories by topic or date.

Below is a selection of older healthcare news stories from other websites in the UK. Use the links to visit the external websites for more information.

"Call for more obesity surgery"

8th September 2010 from The Guardian online
"...A report from the Royal College of Surgeons claims that increasing the availability of surgery to correct obesity could save the taxpayer large amounts of money on unemployment and other benefits. The report was commissioned by the National Obesity Forum and two drug companies. it says too few of those patients eligible for surgery under National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines get access to it. Primary Care Trust Network director David Stout said: "NHS finances are tighter than ever and PCTs need to balance their priorities across a wide range of services, while taking into account NICE guidance in the context of local needs."
Click here to view the full story on the Guardian website


"Bowel cancer test could save many lives, study suggests"

28 April 2010, from the BBC
" finding and removing polyps - the mainly symptomless growths which can become cancerous - a sigmoidoscopy could stop the disease developing in the first place in the lower bowel."
Click here for the complete story on the BBC website


"Hospitals creaking under the strain as NHS vacancies are left unfilled"

August 7th 2009, from the Times Online:
"Medical leaders have warned that shortages of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff are putting the NHS under unsustainable pressure as a generation of health workers enters retirement amid cutbacks in junior doctors’ working hours."
Click here to view the complete story on the Times website

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