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People with chronic lung conditions in the UK have taken a step forward in their battle against discrimination when using air travel. Thomson...

Andrew Hatton takes FreeHand at Prosurgics

Surgical robotics company Prosurgics, which supplies devices for laparoscopic surgery, has appointed Andrew Hatton as UK Country Manager. Andrew Hatton will be responsible...

Government curbs market in transplant organs

Patients paying for private transplant surgery using organs donated within the NHS will be banned from October. The Government has accepted the recommendations of...

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RPSGB calls for fair prescribing abilities

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) has called on the Prime Minister to introduce parity between nurses and pharmacists in the prescribing...

Portable blood banks for UK military

Compact human-portable blood storage units that maintain constant temperature are being supplied to the Ministry of Defence by a UK company. The...

Poor access to radiotherapy services

Over 30,000 patients with cancer in England each year are not receiving appropriate NHS radiotherapy, according to an audit-based study. The study, published...

Wales to screen for inherited cardiac risk

A screening programme to identify people at risk of heart attacks due to inherited high cholesterol levels will be introduced in Wales. The...

NICE tells US critics to ‘check their facts’

NICE has denied that it plays the role of a “death panel” in response to US criticism of the UK healthcare system. Right-wing opposition...

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