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Simon Stevens, the new head of NHS England, has a daunting task ahead | Denis Campbell

Denis Campbell: With staffing problems, low morale, the need to move services out of hospitals, a £30bn funding gap and little room for manoeuvre, the incoming chief executive will need all his skills  
the Guardian
almost 7 years ago
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MSc Epidemiology | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | LSHTM.

This course equips students with the knowledge and statistical skills to make valuable contributions to medical research as well as public health in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Epidemiological methods underpin clinical medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease and to evaluate interventions to prevent or control disease.  
lshtm.ac.uk
almost 7 years ago
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Dementia diagnosis drive raises concern - BBC News

Questions are being raised about the government's drive in England to increase dementia diagnosis rates.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Air pollution: High levels to spread across England - BBC News

Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Housing benefit changes distress disabled people, say MPs - BBC News

Changes to housing benefit in England, Scotland and Wales are creating financial hardship and distress for disabled people, MPs have warned.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Prostate Cancer

  By the age of 80, >80% of men have prostate cancer It is the second most common cancer in men, and the 4th most common cause of death for men in England and Wales. Rates of prostate cancer are particularly low in Asians, and particularly high in African Americans and Scandinavians. The tumours are adenomas and are usually located in the peripheral prostate.  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 7 years ago
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The Mental Health Act (England and Wales)

This was passed in 1983, and amended in 2007. . It is rather long and detailed. It allows for the compulsory admission of those who are mentally ill.  In practical circumstances, doctors and social workers will try to persuade patients to be admitted voluntarily, but in some circumstances, you may have to ‘section’ them to allow treatment against their will. The most important parts are 2,3,4,5 & 135 and 136.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 7 years ago
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Health atlas allows online search of risk by area - BBC News

A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply - BBC News

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Dog bites highest in deprived areas - BBC News

Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least, official figures show.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Breast cancer drug Kadcyla price reduction urged - BBC News

The medicines watchdog for England and Wales says it is disappointed that the drug company Roche will not reduce the price of a new breast cancer drug for the NHS.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago