Seeing the same doctor over time ‘lowers death rates’
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Seeing the same doctor over time ‘lowers death rates’

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44643607 By BBC Health news Patients who see the same doctor again and again have lower death rates, a study suggests. The benefits applied to visits to GPs and specialists and were seen across different cultures and health systems. University of Exeter researchers said the human aspect of medical practice was…

NHS urged to provide ‘life-changing’ drug for boy at risk of brain damage from protein
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NHS urged to provide ‘life-changing’ drug for boy at risk of brain damage from protein

This article was taken from: https://news.sky.com/story/nhs-urged-to-provide-life-changing-drug-for-boy-at-risk-of-brain-damage-from-protein-11419226 By David Mercer, news reporter Three-year-old Stanley Brown is forced to live on a severely-restricted diet because of his rare condition known as PKU. The mother of a little boy at risk of brain damage if he eats too much protein has urged the NHS to provide a “life-changing” treatment…

Care homes and NHS team up to spot early warning signs of ill health
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Care homes and NHS team up to spot early warning signs of ill health

This article was taken from: http://www.carehomeprofessional.com/care-homes-nhs-team-spot-early-warning-signs-ill-health/ By Care Home Professional Care home staff and NHS nurses are working together in a digital pilot designed to improve the quality of life of residents and reduce hospital admissions in Sheffield. The Digital Care Home pilot is one of seven test beds across the country funded by NHS England…

We face a worldwide shortage of medics. Relaxing visa caps for the NHS is just a sticking plaster
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We face a worldwide shortage of medics. Relaxing visa caps for the NHS is just a sticking plaster

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/face-worldwide-shortage-medics-relaxing-visa-caps-nhs-just-sticking/ By Louis Lillywhite Britain’s increased reliance on immigration to bolster the NHS undermines the commitment to improve health care worldwide The Home Office recently announced that doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the cap on visas for skilled workers, thus unblocking the supply of much-needed medical staff to help fill vacancies…

Scottish doctors warning over a profession ‘pushed to the brink’
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Scottish doctors warning over a profession ‘pushed to the brink’

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/scottish-doctors-warning-profession-pushed-brink/ By Auslan Cramb, scottish correspondent Doctors warn Scottish Government to ‘listen and respond’ Just three per cent of Scottish doctors believe the NHS is adequately resourced, according to a BMA survey that reveals a profession “pushed to the brink”. In a stark warning about the future of the health service the survey…