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Archive for November, 2013

HIV care at risk from NHS changes

HIV care is at risk from the changes to the health service in England specialists are warning. As part of NHS reorganisation, sexual healthcare became the responsibility of local authorities, while HIV care remains within the NHS. The British HIV Association says many specialists feel the split has worsened patient care, and worry the situation […]

Carers at breaking point Commissioner warns

More needs to be done to support carers who are at breaking point the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales warns. Sarah Rochira who is the Older People’s Commissioner is concerned that too many carers across Wales are missing out on much needed help and their work is often undervalued. She said it can often lead […]

Cost of cancer as much as a mortgage

When the diagnosis is cancer- concern about survival prospects and what the treatment will involve will naturally be the first thoughts for many people in that position. However the financial consequences can be pretty severe too, asĀ  a new report produced by Demos demonstrates that four in five people with cancer find that they are […]

NHS told to ban all smoking in hospitals

The NHS must stop turning a “blind eye” to smoking and ban it in all hospital grounds in England, according to new guidance.The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) said that it wanted to see smoking shelters scrapped so patients, visitors and staff could not light up. Staff should also stop helping patients out of […]

MRSA found in UK poultry

The first case of MRSA in poultry in the UK has been found in turkeys and chickens on a farm in East Anglia says the Department of Health (DH).A spokesman said that two thirds of the turkeys on the farm, which hasn’t been named, were found to be infected. It is thought that hundreds of […]