Care costs cap delayed until 2020

July 17, 2015 11:32 am0 comments
Care costs cap delayed until 2020

Care costs cap delayed until 2020 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent 17 July 2015 From the section Health The government says its flagship policy to cap care costs in England will be delayed until 2020. Costs were to be limited to £72,000 for the over-65s and younger adults with disabilities […]

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Sugar intake 'should be halved'

July 16, 2015 11:34 pm0 comments

Scientific experts: Sugar intake ‘should be halved’ 17 July 2015 From the section Health A committee of scientific experts is expected to urge the government to halve the recommended daily intake of sugar, in final guidance on Friday. Government advisers in England are set to recommend that no more than […]

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Europe rejects right-to-die case

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Europe rejects right-to-die case

Right-to-die campaigners’ case rejected in Europe 16 July 2015 From the section England Tony Nicklinson suffered from locked-in syndrome and died in 2012 A bid by UK campaigners to overturn the law on assisted dying has been rejected by the European Court of Human Rights. Applications by Jane Nicklinson, whose […]

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Doctors 'must back seven-day working'

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Jeremy Hunt: Doctors ‘must back seven-day working’ 16 July 2015 From the section Health Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he is prepared to impose seven-day working on hospital doctors. Mr Hunt told the BBC that a “Monday to Friday culture” in parts of the NHS had “tragic consequences” and […]

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Patients sent 'hundreds of miles'

July 15, 2015 2:11 pm0 comments
Patients sent 'hundreds of miles'

Mental health patients sent ‘hundreds of miles’ for care By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News 15 July 2015 From the section UK Some patients had to travel up to 370 miles for treatment The number of mental health patients in England who had to travel away from their […]

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Many patients 'face lack of dignity'

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Many patients 'face lack of dignity'

Many NHS hospital patients complain of ‘lack of dignity’ 15 July 2015 From the section Health The survey found those who needed help at mealtimes did not always receive it A fifth of people in hospital in England are not always treated with respect and dignity, according to a wide-ranging […]

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NHS told 'stop over-medicating'

July 14, 2015 2:56 pm0 comments
NHS told 'stop over-medicating'

NHS to stop ‘over-medicating’ people with learning disabilities 14 July 2015 From the section Health NHS England says it is taking urgent measures to tackle the over-medication of people with learning disabilities. A report by Public Health England estimates that up to 35,000 adults with a learning disability are being […]

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Herbal supplement labels 'misleading'

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Herbal supplement labels 'misleading'

Herbal food supplement labels ‘can be misleading’ 14 July 2015 From the section Health Some herbal food supplements do not contain what they claim on the label, a study has found. The BBC health series ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ teamed up with experts from University College London to test […]

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Review of HPV vaccine side-effects

July 13, 2015 2:36 pm0 comments
Review of HPV vaccine side-effects

Review of HPV vaccine side-effects 13 July 2015 From the section Health The European Medicines Agency has begun a review of HPV vaccines, looking into possible rare side-effects. Vaccination was introduced in 2008 for UK girls, to immunise them against the virus that causes cervical cancer. The agency says its […]

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Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

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Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website 13 July 2015 From the section Health comments An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says. It estimates poor diets are causing around […]

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