Latest NHS and Health news – Round-up!

Latest NHS and Health news – Round-up!

Read our latest NHS and Health newsLatest NHS and Health news that we focused upon in the last 7 days!

PROPOSALS FOR FIXING OF INJURED PATIENT’S SOLICITORS FEES AND WHY IT WILL RESTRICT YOUR ACCESS TO JUSTICE:

Highlighted both simply and eloquently by eminent Barrister, Nigel Poole QC:

http://nigelpooleqc.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/fixed-costs-and-access-to-justice.html

ALL ABOUT JUNIOR DOCTORS AND THE 7 DAY WEEK:

  • Sir Bruce Keogh signals unhappiness with Jeremy Hunt’s decision to impose contract and rejects justification of new terms, calling it “one of the saddest days I have seen in the NHS”

24 March 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/24/junior-doctors-row-derailed-seven-day-nhs-plans-bruce-keogh

  • Direct from the British Medical Association, details of the planned escalation of strike action.

6 to 8 April 2016- Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 6 April and 8am on Friday 8 April (48 hours)

26 and 27 April 2016- Full withdrawal of labour between the hours of 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April (18 hours in total)

http://oneprofession.bma.org.uk/

BREXIT AND THE NHS

NHS would be put under threat by Brexit, says Jeremy Hunt. Health secretary warns doctors and nurses would go if Britain left EU but critics slam his stance as ‘scaremongering’

26 March 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/26/nhs-under-threat-from-brexit

OTHER GENERAL HEALTH NEWS:

Cancer News

  • “Revolutionary” laser blast could zap tumours in just 45 minutes. Currently only available privately and on trials, but will now be considered by health regulator NICE for use by the NHS.

21 March 2016

http://www.medicarepublic.com/revolutionary-laser-blast-could-zap-tumours-in-just-45-minutes/

26 March 2016

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2016/03/26/news-digest-prostate-cancer-drug-sugary-drinks-soundwave-treatment-and-beer/

  • Fascinating video on bespoke analysis of cancers for individualised treatment. Genetic testing of tumours ideally should be available to everyone, but at Medical Solicitors we suspect it will be a while before this is true!

Undated.

http://www.genomicexpression.com/

Diabetes and Diet

Always remember- you are what you eat. An unhealthy diet rich in processed sugar and unhealthy fats will, in all probability, make you very ill and shorten your life!

22 March 2016

http://taymount.com/all/diabetes-blindness

Mental Health and Hypnotherapy

A fascinating true story that highlights why Hypnotherapy should be considered for emotional/behavioural issues. An underused resource in Medical Solicitors opinion:

23 March 2016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-35883687

Sunbathing benefits for life expectancy

Sunbathers may live two years longer!

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/860805?src=wnl_mdplsnews_160325_mscpedit_wir&uac=149995HT&impID=1037740&faf=1&utm_content=30238624&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook?src=sttwit

 

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