Issue : 10 March 2008
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Wrong patients given x-rays, report showsSubscription
More than 300 NHS patients were exposed to the wrong dose of ionising radiation over a 14-month period, according to a monitoring programme set up by the government’s hospital watchdog.
Community hospital services in Powys should be transferred to other NHS organisations as soon as possible because of serious concerns over patient safety, according to a damning report.
Nurse wins compensation over latex allergySubscription
An HCA has won six-figure compensation from a hospital trust that put her life at risk by forcing her to wear latex gloves.
The government is still failing to reduce the gap in life expectancy between women in rich and poor areas, according to a report.
A charity has drawn up proposals for a trial screening programme for chronic kidney disease in the UK.
Ministers and union leaders have paid tribute to the work of military and civilian nurses working on the frontline with British armed forces.
HPV vaccine shows further promise in trialsSubscription
The human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix provides protection for at least six and a half years, according to latest research.
The gender pay gap more than trebles when women reach their 30s, according to a report published by the Trades Union Congress.
Chinese herbs may ease eczema in childrenSubscription
A traditional Chinese herbal medicine consisting of five herbs may benefit people with eczema, claim researchers.
'Bygone' diseases are making a comebackSubscription
Cases of whooping cough have more than doubled in England and Wales over the last five years, government figures suggest.