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Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, said in response to the Government's decision to appeal the Information Commissioner's ruling that the Department of Health should publish its Risk Register

Responding to the Dr Foster Hospital Guide, NHS Confederation deputy chief executive David Stout said the report's data helped make the case for tough decisions to change how care is offered

Nearly three-quarters of patients with cancer who go to their GP are diagnosed after one or two visits and sent to a specialist within a month, but others see a GP five times or more before cancer is identified.

 

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A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative care, such as the number of unplanned hospital admissions for people with diabetes.

 

Women who have previously been advised to have a caesarean section may be able to avoid having unnecessary surgery, following an update to NICE guidelines

 

As the weather gets colder, it is important to remember the needs of friends, elderly relatives and neighbours who could be at risk the Department of Health warned today

 

Bupa is warning Brits to face up to the realities of excessive drinking as research reveals that despite having one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world, they are the least likely to want to cut down their intake

 

To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week today, the Chief Medical Officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning

 

A new UCL (University College London) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants was launched today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and Professor Sir Michael Marmot

 

Cancer Research UK will join forces with international research groups from the UK, Europe and the US to launch an initiative to boost the development of new treatments for patients with rare cancers. The announcement will be made by Dr Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, at the 2011 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit taking place today in Dublin

 

A quarter of people wrongly believe antibiotics work on most coughs and colds, a Health Protection Agency survey has found.However antibiotics cannot treat viruses, which cause most respiratory tract infections

 

Charities are urging people who may be at risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to visit their doctor and have a spirometry test in order to get an early diagnosis of the condition

 

Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on NHS waiting lists, has said

 
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