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Archive for August, 2015

Recruiting foreign nurses is frustrating and expensive

It is “distracting, frustrating and expensive” to have to recruit large numbers of nurses from overseas. Dr Keith McNeil, who runs Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, urged officials to “figure out” what resources were needed and improve UK recruitment. Around 7,500 nurses from countries such as Spain, Romania and Italy registered to work in the UK […]

IVF- guide to effectiveness

In July 1978 Louise Brown was hailed as the world’s first “test-tube baby”, born through the fertility treatment IVF. But how has IVF effectiveness improved compared with modern IVF procedures? Louise’s birth was cloaked in secrecy. Even her father John’s first visit to see her in Oldham General Hospital was under the eye of police […]

NHS negligence bill tops £1 billion

The NHS in England paid out over £1.1 billion in 2014/15 to lawyers and to patients who suffered harm. This coming year it will be £1.4 billion, said the NHS Litigation Authority. The body said it would work with other parts of the NHS to reduce costs and improve safety and learning. Chief executive officer […]