13/05/2013Deadly novel coronavirus could be transmitted person to person
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning that the novel coronavirus is likely to be able to be passed from people in close contact.
The SARS virus that started in Asia killed 800 people
...10/05/2013Over 750 "never events" occur in hospitals in England
Over 750 patients in England’s hospitals have suffered highly avoidable mistakes over the past four years, reports the BBC.
Instruments were left inside patients 332 times
A BBC investigation...19/04/2013Postcode lottery for one year cancer survival rates
Where you live may reflect how likely you are to survive cancer, according to official government data.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that there are “wide geographic...17/04/2013Half of prostate cancer deaths could be predicted with earlier screening
A new study by Swedish researchers suggests that nearly half of all prostate cancer deaths could be predicted if a screening test was introduced for men in their late 40s.
In the UK, men can request a...17/04/2013Older bladder cancer patients missing out on treatment
Bladder cancer patients over the age of 60 may not be given curative treatments on the NHS, despite having a higher proportion of more aggressive tumours.
Older bladder cancer patients are not being given...04/04/2013Cancer patients will miss out on life extending drugs in 2014, say charity
Cancer charities are warning that thousands of patients without health insurance could be unable to access life extending drugs when the government Cancer Drugs Fund ends in 2014.
Drugs need to be...27/03/2013New lung cancer drug turned down by NICE for use on the NHS
A new drug for a rare form of lung cancer has been turned down for use on the NHS, but could be available for patients with private medical insurance .
A new drug has been turned down for use on the NHS...21/03/2013New breast cancer drug rejected for the NHS, despite being hailed as a 'breakthrough'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has turned down a new breast cancer drug for use on the NHS, despite it being described as “one of the biggest advances” in...19/03/2013British public accepting of private involvement in the NHS, says poll
A new poll suggests that the British public is not concerned about greater private sector involvement in the NHS, as long as treatment remains free at point of use.
The British public are not opposed to...19/03/2013NHS postcode lottery for hip fracture patients
An NHS postcode lottery is affecting the amount of time hip fracture patients spend in hospital, according to a new report. This is leading to a delay in recovery for thousands and forcing many into care homes...