Patients face 'distressing readmissions'

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The number of patients in England being readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge has risen by nearly a quarter in the last four years, a watchdog has said.... Read More

Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

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Media playback is unsupported on your device More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials. Public Health England (PHE)... Read More

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’

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Taxpayer-funded medical research is producing medicines which are increasingly unaffordable for patients who need them, says a new report. Campaigners claim that the NHS spent more than £1bn on drugs... Read More

Hip implant patients sue manufacturer

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Hundreds of people who received allegedly faulty hip replacements are suing the manufacturer at the High Court. The hearing is thought to be one of the largest product liability group... Read More

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

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Health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation, under new NHS guidelines. NHS England said no-one would be forced... Read More

Extreme morning sickness patients 'deserve royal standard'

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Women suffering from extreme morning sickness should be offered the “royal standard” of treatment, according to charities and medical experts. Many hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) patients are being denied “safe, effective”... Read More

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust patients 'died waiting for care'

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Patients waiting for heart treatment have died and those waiting for ophthalmology care have lost their sight at Cornwall’s main hospital, according to a report. NHS Improvement has placed Royal... Read More

Flu vaccine: NHS patients wanted to test 'universal' jab

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Researchers are seeking about 500 NHS patients to try out a new “universal” vaccine against seasonal flu. The experimental vaccine works differently from the one currently available, which has to... Read More