A medical director has defended a hospital after a review of a liver consultant’s surgery showed eight “avoidable deaths”, BBC News reports.
- Brain scan which diagnoses dementia to be introduced on NHS, Cameron announces
A brain scan to help diagnose dementia is to be introduced in Britain on the NHS, David Cameron will announce later.
- Hundreds dying each year due to lack of IV drip training, experts warn
About 500 people could be dying each year because of an “astonishing” lack of training in the use of intravenous (IV) drips, health experts have warned.
- International review of children’s cardiac services in Ireland to take place
Health boards must learn lessons from failings at Wales’ largest, report warn
An international group of experts is to assess the future of children’s heart surgery in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, BBC News reports.
Health boards must learn lessons from governance failings at Wales’ largest, a new report has warned.
Claims doctors are not diagnosing cancer fast enough are misleading, BMA says
Claims that doctors are not diagnosing cancer fast enough have been rejected by the BMA as being misleading and unfair, OnMedica reports.
Patients waiting in ambulances for hours because A&E too busy to take them, research finds
Some patients are facing waits of up to several hours in ambulances because departments are too busy to take them, research has found.
Drug trialled by doctors could prolong life of adults with leukaemia
A drug trialled by doctors could prolong the life of adult patients with the most common form of leukaemia, BBC News reports.
Sixteen NHS trusts have higher than expected death rates, new report reveals
A major new report has revealed that sixteen NHS trusts in England have higher than expected death rates.
Cancer patients in Britain and Ireland less likely to survive than most of Europe, study shows
People with cancer in Britain and Ireland are far less likely to survive than those in most other European countries, a major study has shown.