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Physiotherapists and podiatrists to be able to prescribe drugs

Physiotherapists and podiatrists are to be able to prescribe their patients with medicines including painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, it has been announced by the Department of Health.It will mean that podiatrists and physiotherapists will no longer have to refer their patients back to a doctor if medication is needed. Physiotherapists and podiatrists will join some […]

Unions’ strike means thousands of operations to be postponed today

Hospital managers are planning to postpone thousands of non emergency operations today, because of the public sector unions striking over pension changes.Patients across the UK have been sent letters warning them of the disruption. Diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments will also be delayed, but hospitals insist emergency and critical care will not be affected. Managers […]