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Senior doctors are "deeply concerned" about the prospect of a major flu crisis this winter because the people who are most at risk are not coming forward for seasonal flu jabs.

Former BMA chief cleared of misconduct

A top surgeon and former chairman of the British Medical Association was today cleared of misconduct by medical watchdogs.

Trainee doctors 'are risk to patients'

Patients are being placed at "unnecessary risk" because junior doctors are told to work beyond their competence, a report has warned.

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More than 17 million people have now registered to donate their organs after their death. This welcome rise comes thanks to public education programmes and the appointment by many hospitals of specialist transplant nurses to liaise with families when death seems imminent. Unfortunately it does not meet the constantly increasing need. Transplants rose by 5 per cent last year to a record 3,706 organs. Yet there are still nearly 8,000 people on the waiting lists. The number of people needing new livers alone increased 11 per cent last year. Three people die every day, on average, for want of a transplant.

Anger over 'life bonuses' for NHS consultants

Consultants working for the NHS are being paid large bonuses even if the quality of their work deteriorates, it was reported today.

Graduates who pay off their loans early may face penalty

Plans to allow universities to set their own fees will see the country's most selective universities raising them to as much as £12,000 a year – with weak institutions going to the wall, it emerged last night.

Health secretary to offer assurances on NHS reforms

The timetable for implementing reforms of the NHS is "ambitious" but not unachievable, the Health Secretary will say today.

NHS faces £65bn bill for private finance schemes

The NHS in England faces a total bill of £65bn for new hospitals built under the private finance initiative (PFI), it was reported today.

Review of NHS targets begins

Consultation has begun on how standards in the NHS in England should be measured. The Government says it wants to move away from the national targets imposed by the previous Labour administration to a "set of outcome goals", focusing on how well care and treatment work for patients.

Government sets out how NHS standards will be measured

The Government has set out how NHS standards are likely to be measured in future, with a focus on how well treatments and care are working for patients.

Jeremy Laurance: This treatment will revolutionise distribution, reduce costs and dramatically improve safety

It is hard to create a new vaccine, but it can be harder still to distribute it. It can be expensive, too. Take last year's swine flu. For several months last summer the world held its collective breath as the pandemic unfolded. Pharmaceutical companies strove to produce a safe, effective vaccine in the shortest time and in sufficient quantities to protect first the vulnerable, and then everybody.

The shape of things to come: How slimming became big business in the Twenties

The diet industry might seem like a modern invention but the slimming craze can be traced back to your great-grandmother's day.
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