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Jul 2016

Heart surgery ordered to stop at three major hospitals following concerns over standards

NHS England has ordered three major heart units, in Manchester, London and Leicester, to stop providing complex surgery on patients with congenital heart problems by April 2017. Last year the body set up a list of minimum standards to be met by hospitals to ensure patients received high quality care, including surgeons working in teams…

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May 2016

Poor NHS care means 33,000 patients died needlessly over last ten years

A major study at the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, has revealed that over 33,000 heart attack victims died over the last ten years due to poor NHS treatment.  The study also found that 90% of patients do not receive the correct treatment after a heart attack. Reasons for this figure (which researchers…

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Apr 2016

New record level reached in A&E delays

NHS England has released official figures showing that Accident and Emergency performance in England hit a new low in February, for the second month in a row. Although hospitals are required to see 95% of patients within four hours, only 87.8% were seen within this time frame during the month. Candace Imison from the Nuffield…

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Mar 2016

Brain tumour patients ‘failed for decades’ by health officials

A parliamentary report has concluded that health officials have ‘failed brain tumour patients and their families for decades’, and more investment is needed for research into the condition. According to the report, brain tumour patients are currently being let down at every stage from diagnosis to treatment, and the Petitions Committee said that it did…

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