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12 May 2017 1 in 8 have Experienced Personal Medical Information Theft

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3 May 2017 23% Drop in Student Nursing Applications

Data published by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) revealed a 23% drop in applicants from England making at least one choice involving nursing and midwifery compared to last year, amidst an overall 5% decrease in applications across all subjects.

news image - Nano-technology bandages to be trialled within the next 12 months

21 April 2017 Nano-technology bandages to be trialled within the next 12 months

Scientists have state that bandages which can sense how a wound is healing and communicate back to health professionals could be trialled within the next 12 months.

news image - British girl is first child to receive artificial heart

13 April 2017 British girl is first child to receive artificial heart

Chloe Narbonne is the first girl in Britain to receive an artificial heart after a failed heart transplant. She spent over 9 hours in surgery at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital.

news image - NHS whistleblowers will be better protected by new rules that prohibit discrimination against them if they seek re-employment in the NHS

6 April 2017 NHS whistleblowers will be better protected by new rules that prohibit discrimination against them if they seek re-employment in the NHS

Plans published will prohibit discrimination against whistleblowers when they apply for jobs with NHS employers. The plans also strengthen the legal recourse whistleblowers can access if they believe they have been discriminated against because they appear to have blown the whistle - with appropriate remedies if their complaint is upheld.

news image - Open heart surgery infection that has taken lives of 15 people

3 April 2017 Open heart surgery infection that has taken lives of 15 people

The body, NHS England confirmed that letters have been sent to patients who have had open heart surgery on the NHS as “precautionary step” to warn patients to what it described as a “low risk” of infection caused by mycobacterium chimaera.

news image - FREE places at The Operating Theatre Summit

24 March 2017 FREE places at The Operating Theatre Summit

The Operating Theatre Summit and Exhibition 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across public, private and charity sectors. Places are FREE.

news image - NHS expansion plans might make it compulsory for Doctors to work a minimum of five years in the NHS

15 March 2017 NHS expansion plans might make it compulsory for Doctors to work a minimum of five years in the NHS

Plans by Jeremy Hunt to increase the quantity of home-grown doctors could see them being be required to work for the NHS for at least five years after finishing their training.

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