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Too many people are being diagnosed with cancer at a late stage, according to a report into services for sufferers in Wales. The Welsh Government's 2016 Cancer Annual Report, which looked at NHS cancer services provided across the country, highlighted several improvements - including increasing survival rates - but also…
Plans to transform the NHS in England could lead to cuts in hospital beds and community services, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said proper funding for the process was key to making sure the strategies "solve instead of exacerbate" problems in the health and care…
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee are to explore whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to involve stakeholders and ensure that…
The NHS in England is performing at its worst ever level against a raft of targets, including A&E, cancer and people forced to wait on trolleys. The number of people waiting more than two months to start cancer treatment after an urgent referral was 25,157 in 2016 - the highest…
Almost three quarters of hospitals in England have had patients wait for more than 100 days to be discharged, even though they are medically fit to leave, a report suggests. One patient had to wait for more than a year, according to a BBC investigation. The 62-year-old patient, who had…
New national standards for forensic examinations of sex crime victims are to be introduced. Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been commissioned to produce the standards, which will ensure a consistent approach in examining victims following a rape or sexual assault. They will also ensure NHS boards are clear in their role…
The Government has been urged to row back on "disastrous" plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives. Former shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the decision to replace bursaries with student loans had resulted in a "worrying" 23% drop in applications from prospective nursing students. Ministers had previously…
The number of mental health patients who are being treated in facilities far away from their homes is unacceptably high, experts have warned. The comments from the Royal College of Psychiatrists come as new figures revealed that during December last year 250 English patients were forced to travel over 100km…
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