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The estate agent Savills' 25,000 staff worldwide are set to share more than £100m in bonuses this year after the property consultant's profits jumped.

Letter: Give patients a choice of hospital

Sir: Doctors Mark Monaghan and David Jewitt (letter, 18 February) suggest that patients on waiting lists at one hospital should be referred to another where the waiting list is shorter.

It happens to every woman, naturally, but doctors sometimes have to get involved. The menopause is not yet `medicalised'

Do you deplore the medicalisation of the menopause? I didn't until last week, when I had to support a motion that did. As a prescriber of hormone replacement therapy, I'd rather assumed I'd be opposing but the drug company behind it decided I was just the sort of chap to speak for it. Not an easy task without coming across as a big, ginger hypocrite.

Letter: Resignation from expat clinic

Liz Nash quotes me as saying that I had been fired by the International Saturday Group ("We're no cult, says British expats group", 26 January). In fact I resigned from the clinic. The other quotations regarding the group behaviour were given to me by somebody who had witnessed a "workshop", and not my own. The article suggested they were mine, implying that I had been present. This is not the case.

Not curing anyone is expensive

Missed hospital appointments are costing the National Health Service more than pounds 60m a year.

Boxing: Quinn 'satisfactory'

Tommy Quinn was still in hospital last night after being knocked out during a boxing match in Swadlincote on Saturday night.

Hospital beats flu crisis

A hospital which appealed for emergency staff after more than 20 nurses were hit by flu yesterday said it had received an "excellent" response.

New-born boy left in park

Police last night appealed for the mother of a new-born boy abandoned behind a public lavatory in east London to come forward.

From dolly to hospital trolley

A crowd rushing for "Tickle Me Elmo" dolls trampled a toy-store employee, sending the man to hospital. The store had a sale for 48 of the dolls, one of the hottest items in the US this Christmas.

Hospitals warn of worst funds crisis for years

Patient care being severely affected, survey shows

Emergency care gets better

Plans to improve emergency care were unveiled by Stephen Dorrell, Secretary of State for Health.

Racing: Osborne's Cup luck

Easthorpe will now be ridden by Jamie Osborne in tomorrow's Murphy's Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Jason Titley, the eight-year-old's regular rider, was detained in hospital yesterday with a suspected bruised kidney following an accident on the home gallops.

Letter: Why we still need Bart's Hospital

Letter: Why we still need Bart's Hospital

Hospital to lift bar on over-75s

A hospital which was at the centre of a political row after refusing to admit non-emergency patients aged over 75 said the restriction would be lifted shortly.

Man 'died of rabies'

Post mortem examination results on a young man suspected to have died of rabies are due to be released today. The man had been admitted to Whittington Hospital, north London, and had died on Sunday at Coppetts Wood hospital.

Significant shorts : Octuplets mother set to return home

Mandy Allwood, who last week miscarried all eight of her babies, could leave King's College Hospital within the next few days, according to her publicist Max Clifford.
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