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Newcastle Hospitals blames computer error for losing patient letters

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 00:01
The healthcare regulator has sought urgent assurances over patient safety at Newcastle Hospitals.
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Warning sick days at highest level for decade

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 00:00
Workers are taking more days off due to stress, Covid and the cost-of living crisis, research suggests.
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NHS strikes: More than a million appointments cancelled in England

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 17:34
There are calls for both sides to end the doctors' pay row, ahead of joint strike action next week.
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What you need to know about Covid as new variant rises

Sun, 09/24/2023 - 00:15
Hospitalisations have gone up since the summer and a new variant is spreading. Should we be concerned?
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Long Covid: MRI scans reveal new clues to symptoms

Sat, 09/23/2023 - 00:50
Further evidence emerges that a serious infection can leave some major organs with long-term damage.
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Family of ill teen say they were silenced by courts

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 18:43
The 19-year-old is named as Sudiksha Thirumalesh after legal restrictions are lifted.
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Children on Addenbrooke's Hospital wards offered PE lessons

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 05:51
Ella, nine, finds hospital "boring" and loves the lessons which are believed to be a hospital first.
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Girl receives UK's first rejection-free kidney from mum

Fri, 09/22/2023 - 03:39
Doctors reprogrammed eight-year-old Aditi's immune system so she does not need daily anti-rejection drugs.
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Student's 'freshers' flu' turned out to be meningitis

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 06:27
A student who ignored the symptoms of meningitis urges others to be aware of the signs.
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Patient's water drinking death was preventable

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 06:13
The 18-year-old man died in a Scottish hospital after drinking an excessive amount of water.
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Strikes by NHS doctors leaving 'patients in limbo'

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 06:10
Patients affected by walk-outs by striking NHS staff say they have been "left in limbo".
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Raac: Withybush Hospital partially shut for most of 2024

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 06:08
Staff in some parts of the hospital have to work around metal props supporting the ceiling.
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Where Ukraine’s army of amputees go to repair their lives

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 06:01
Orla Guerin visits a hospital and clinic in Ukraine, where 15,000 lost limbs in the first half of 2023.
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About 165 tonnes of medicines wasted in NI every year

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 20:32
Unused medication costs Northern Ireland an estimated £18m annually, the Department of Health says.
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Proposal to raise minimum alcohol price to 65p in Scotland

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 17:31
Scotland's drugs minister says the plan would strike a balance between public health and the impact on business.
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Doctor paid £3,000 for shift as new strike begins

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 10:42
Concern mounts about costs of walkouts in England, as doctors charge premium rates to provide cover.
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Nicky Newman: Celebrities pay tribute to inspirational cancer campaigner

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 15:51
Nicky Newman, who inspired with her brave outlook despite having stage four breast cancer, has died.
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What to do if you have Covid: Symptoms, tests and can you go to work or school?

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 11:12
No Covid restrictions are in place across the UK, so how should you manage having it?
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Double doctors' strike - what you need to know

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 07:00
Consultants and junior doctors in England begin their first joint strike across the NHS in England.
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Li-Fraumeni Syndrome: Woman with rare condition given clinical trial hope

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 06:55
Ella Hines, 24, has Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, which increases her chances of getting cancer by 90%.
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