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Down here in Cornwall in the West Country our local and only general hospital group, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which is not a Foundation Trust, is on black alert for the second time this year. NHS Kernow, the Clinical Commissioning Group, has a…

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Desperate times: The Guardian exposed new guidance about shrinking the NHS workforce on January 30th. NHS Hospitals are being told to shed staff to rescue the health service from an acute funding crisis, despite intense concern that reducing staff will hit…

World Cancer Day (4 February) provides a good opportunity to highlight the little-known fact that men are much more likely than women to develop and die from cancer – and by a considerable margin. The global male age-standardised cancer incidence…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

International medical charity Doctors of the World is today launching a website to help refugees find free healthcare. The ClinicFinder website is the first of its kind: a mobile-web application to provide simple and clear information about free primary healthcare…

Negotiations between the government and general practitioners are underway, but if the mood amongst British Medical Association members is anything to go by, the negotiations will be tough. The leader of the BMA’s GPs, Dr Chaand Nagpau, speaking on Saturday…

Health care needs in older people

Care must be driven by the needs of individuals rather than rigid institutions and structures. That is the main message from an independent report published today. The Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older people is calling for a fundamental…

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Cancer Research UK is today (Tuesday) calling on the Government to make the tobacco industry pay* for the damage it causes and help reduce the number of people killed by its deadly product. Earlier this month a report published by…

Wellness relationship to illness

VitalityHealth today announced it has teamed with the Financial Times to launch Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The survey will measure employer and employee responses to questions about health and lifestyle, providing an overview of Britain’s workplace culture and an understanding of…

Junior Doctors

BOWEL cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening, according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network today (Friday). For the…