Some cancer patients are being “written off” as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.
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Wednesday 14 July 2010
In the 1998 film Bulworth, Warren Beatty's wayward Senator loses his mind and reveals how US politics is bankrolled by big corporations. While not matching the Hollywood actor's looks, the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, seems similarly to have taken leave of his senses in a series of announcements that have astonished commentators by their rapidity and foolishness.
Sunday 04 July 2010
Tuesday 29 June 2010
Business leaders and professional groups representing sectors from doctors to IT consultants warned yesterday that a cap on the numbers of skilled immigrants will damage the economic recovery and lock Britain into a cycle of slow growth for the sake of a political "gimmick".
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Rapists and child sex abusers are escaping justice because doctors who examine their victims are making too many errors, a senior member of the British Medical Association is reported as saying.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Doctors seem obsessed with the fear of death. Its opposite is the love of life, but sadly no official body seems to know this.
Tuesday 16 March 2010
People seeing GPs for minor ailments such as coughs and colds are having a "catastrophic impact" on the NHS, leading healthcare professionals warned today.
Saturday 27 February 2010
A clampdown on "health tourism" by foreigners who visit Britain for NHS treatment was announced by ministers yesterday.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
For the past 30 years the NHS has been trying to modernise its communications and update its computer systems and each time it has ended in disaster and cost millions. The latest attempt, a £12.7bn project to link the country's 35,000 GPs with 300 hospitals and provide electronic versions of all patient medical records, has been similarly blighted by delays, cost overruns and cancelled contracts.
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Obesity has overtaken smoking and is now a bigger threat to people's health, American scientists have warned.
Monday 07 December 2009
Alcohol should be priced at a minimum of 60p per unit to drive down binge drinking, public health experts said today.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Tuesday 06 October 2009
Whitehall is proposing a pay freeze for 40,000 senior public servants and a 1 per cent ceiling on rises for a further 750,000 workers in the public sector.
Saturday 19 September 2009
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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