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Study finds space for extra 290,000 NHS operations a year

BETTER management of theatre lists could allow for an extra 290,000 operations each year, an NHS review found. Delayed surgical starts and early finishes left gaps that could be filled with more patients. Getty - Contributor An NHS review has...

Subway slammed by health campaigners for packing popular sandwiches with saturated fat

HEALTH campaigners have hit out at Subway for packing some of its most popular sandwiches with saturated fat. The 12in Spicy Italian contains 22g — more than the recommended daily 20g max for women. The Spicy Italian foot long...

Five million patients wait over two weeks for an appointment with their doctor

FIVE million patients are waiting more than two weeks for an appointment to see their doctor, we can reveal. Huge pressure on surgeries reveal around one in ten patients can’t get seen by a GP for a fortnight. Getty -...

Opt-out organ donation reform moves a step closer to becoming law

A NEW opt-out system for organ donation moved a step closer to becoming law. Proposed reforms cleared the latest parliamentary hurdle when peers made no changes to the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill during its committee stage in the...

Government urges parents to limit their children’s social media use to TWO hours at...

CHILDREN should be limited to just two hours-a-time on social media – new official advice will declare next week. In the first formal guidelines ever, the Chief Medical Officer will pile huge pressure on web giants to introduce a...

Over 150,000 smear test samples are piled up in labs waiting to be tested,...

MORE than 150,000 cervical screening samples have been piled up in labs waiting to be tested, a damning report reveals. The National Audit Office found changes to testing arrangements led to a huge backlog in England, which is still...

Four million Brits missing out on life-saving heart drugs ‘because ageist GPs right OAPs...

UP to 8,000 extra lives could be saved annually if all older Brits were given “cheap and safe” statins, warns a major study. Over-75s are automatically eligible for the cholesterol-busting pills - but only a third take them. Alamy Four...

Doctors fear professional body has been hijacked by assisted suicide activists

DOCTORS fear that their professional body is being taken over by activists pushing for assisted dying, it was reported last night. The controversy emerged as the Royal College of Physicians plans to ask members if they believe terminally ill...

Pill that inflates to ping-pong ball size ‘could monitor stomach cancer and ulcers’

A PILL that inflates to a ping-pong ball size when swallowed could monitor stomach cancers and ulcers and spot infections, say scientists. The US-made tracker — inspired by pufferfish which blow up their body if threatened — is trapped...

Over 160,000 labouring mums were abandoned on maternity wards last year, an NHS watchdog...

NEARLY a quarter of women in labour were abandoned on maternity wards last year, an NHS watchdog reveals. The Care Quality Commission warned more than 160,000 were left alone at some point during delivery. Getty - Contributor Almost one in...

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