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PROF STEPHEN WESTABY explains how the NHS is DOOMED

Pioneering heart surgeon PROF STEPHEN WESTABY reveals how his mother’s horribly cruel death – and an incompetent call centre – convinced him the NHS is DOOMED e-mail 36 View comments After 35 years on the front line of British medicine, heart surgeon Stephen Westaby has become a bestselling author. Last week, in the first part […]

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Theresa May launches the 10-year vision for the NHS

Theresa May claims UK’s ‘strong public finances’ and taking back control of Britain’s money after Brexit will allow the NHS to receive its extra £20.5billion a year as she unveils the full 10-year plan The Prime Minister officially launched the NHS’s plan in Liverpool today It sets out ambitions to prevent 500,000 premature deaths in […]

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NHS spends as little as £238 per trust on cyber security and training

NHS spends as little as £238 per trust on cyber security and training despite WannaCry attack which cost the health service £92million and cancelled 20,000 appointments NHS cyber security is ‘patchy at best’ said experts investigating its systems   IT security spending by NHS trusts varied from £0 to £78,000 last year The damning revelation comes […]

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‘Renaming harmless cancers makes sense’

A reader recently asked me to explain what’s meant by ­overdiagnosis. I wasn’t ­surprised because it (and overtreatment) is the buzz word of the moment in medical circles. For the avoidance of doubt here’s the definition of overdiagnosis. It’s the ­diagnosis of a condition that, if ­unrecognised, wouldn’t cause symptoms or harm a patient. The […]