The procedure leaves some breast tissue behind and is not recognised by national guidelines, because of the greater risk of cancer recurring
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Monday 07 October 2013
Doctors over the age of 55 are six times more likely to prompt major concerns about their performance than their younger colleagues, a study by a former chief medical officer has found.
Monday 07 October 2013
The decision not to prosecute two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on the sex of an unborn baby remains the right one, the country's top prosecutor has said.
Thursday 26 September 2013
White doctors are three times more likely to be picked for senior hospital jobs than doctors from ethnic minorities, an investigation has found.
Monday 23 September 2013
Legal advisors said there was 'no realistic prospect' of securing a finding against them
Thursday 19 September 2013
Muslim Council of Britain say those staff who do wear the veil are 'prepared to be pragmatic' and take it off when required
Gender abortions: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt seeks 'urgent clarification' over lack of prosecutions
Thursday 05 September 2013
CPS said it was not in the 'public interest' to prosecute two doctors accused of arranging illegal abortions, despite them having enough evidence to prosecute
Wednesday 28 August 2013
In Gabriel Weston's first book – prize-winning Direct Red, a memoir of life as a junior surgeon – she related an incident in which she panicked doing a tonsillectomy, and asked for the consultant. The answer was stark and brutal: JFDI ("just fucking do it"). Many doctors will be familiar with this moral dilemma, with juniors pressurised to do tasks for which they feel unprepared.
Friday 09 August 2013
Medical tribunal hears that woman was told her tumour had been removed when it had not
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Number of family doctors who requested Certificates of Good Standing required for registering to work abroad has risen by more than a third since 2008
Sunday 05 May 2013
A Christian-run NHS GP surgery has attracted criticism for posting a notice warning that some of its doctors refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill to patients on grounds of conscience.
‘Balderdash’ – expert’s damning verdict on the latest claims of discredited MMR scaremonger Andrew Wakefield
Saturday 13 April 2013
The discredited doctor who triggered the MMR scare 15 years ago has pinned the blame for the outbreak of measles in south Wales on the Government.
Friday 12 April 2013
The placebo effect: doctors admit prescribing unproven treatments, unnecessary tests and pills with no active ingredient
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Patients given drugs with no active ingredients, or unproven or unnecessary treatments, finds study
Thursday 28 February 2013
An Iraqi doctor was "part of the machinery" of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime and was "complicit in acts of torture", a medical tribunal has found.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS in England will have to prove they can speak English well enough to treat patients, the Government has confirmed.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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