Issue : 22 December 2008
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The Welsh Assembly has ordered a clinical audit of NHS decisions over access to the kidney cancer drug sunitinib malate (Sutent).
An A&E nurse based at Southampton General Hospital has been honoured by the Queen for her service to the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
Primary care trusts have been told to vaccinate all girls aged 12-17 against the human papillomavirus (HPV) as part of a nationwide vaccination programme.
The government has launched a consultation into proposals for a new monitoring scheme to protect patients who have made a ‘living will’ or no longer have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Children of South Asian ethnicity from well-off families are more likely to die in intensive care than other children, research has shown.
GPs trained to spot Alzheimer's and dementiaSubscription
All GPs are to be trained to spot the first signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Department of Health has promised.