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NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

September 12, 2017 12:40 pm0 comments
NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

Vital health checks should be carried out in shops and at football grounds to diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes, NHS chiefs say. NHS England and Public Health England are urging the novel approach to get more people to come forward for the over-40s checks programme. Only […]

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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

July 17, 2017 5:07 pm0 comments
Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun. The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement. But details as to […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: Three hospitals fail fire safety checks

July 4, 2017 11:48 am0 comments
Grenfell Tower fire: Three hospitals fail fire safety checks

Three hospitals in England have failed fire safety checks ordered in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Buildings at London’s King’s College Hospital, Sheffield’s children’s hospital and the North Middlesex Trust have been found to have combustible cladding. Those three trusts along with another 16 have also introduced 24-hour […]

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Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for alcohol and drug problem

June 18, 2017 7:38 pm0 comments
Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for alcohol and drug problem

Ant McPartlin, one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec, has checked himself into rehab for a prescription drug and alcohol problem, according to The Sun on Sunday. The TV star says he has been going through a “difficult time” and the newspaper says he will now spend a couple […]

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Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks

April 7, 2017 7:42 pm0 comments
Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks

Patients in England with learning disabilities are missing out on vital health checks, NHS data shows. These include cancer screening, blood pressure checks and mental health assessments. Only about half of women with learning disabilities in England received breast cancer screening last year, compared with about 70% of eligible women […]

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Locums 'weak link' in doctors' performance checks

January 13, 2017 1:06 am0 comments
Locums 'weak link' in doctors' performance checks

There are weaknesses in the way the performance of locum doctors is checked in the UK, a review suggests. Doctors have had to take part in five-yearly “MOTs” since 2012 to ensure they are fit to continue working. The General Medical Council said the system was working well, but highlighted […]

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EU nurses face English language checks

January 19, 2016 1:20 am0 comments
EU nurses face English language checks

EU nurses face English language checks 19 January 2016 From the section Health Image copyright SPL Nurses and midwives coming to Britain from the EU will now need to prove they are fluent in English, under new rules. Until now, checks have only been applied to nurses outside the EU. […]

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