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NHS computer problems put patients at risk of harm
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NHS computer problems put patients at risk of harm

Just now Sharon Barbour,Nat Wright Erroll Smith Darnell Smith died at the age of 22 in hospital IT system failures have been linked to the deaths of three patients and more than 100 instances of serious harm at NHS hospital trusts in England, BBC News has found. A Freedom of Information request also found 200,000...

NHS to introduce scheme in 143 hospitals
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NHS to introduce scheme in 143 hospitals

Merope Mills An initiative allowing rapidly deteriorating patients and their families to seek a second opinion will play a role in “changing the culture of the NHS”, Merope Mills has said. Ms Mills began her campaign for “Martha’s rule” after her daughter Martha, 13, died of sepsis in 2021. Speaking on BBC R4’s Today programme,...

Melanoma skin cancer at all-time high in UK
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Melanoma skin cancer at all-time high in UK

A cancer charity is warning people to do more to protect themselves from the sun as the number of melanoma skin-cancer cases in the UK continues to rise. Cancer Research UK predicts there will be a record 20,800 cases diagnosed this year – up from a yearly average of 19,300 between 2020 and 2022. Its...

Boy, five, is world’s youngest to receive bionic hero arm
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Boy, five, is world’s youngest to receive bionic hero arm

1 hour ago Emma Grimshaw and PA Media,BBC News, West of England PA Jordan’s Iron Man-style arm means he can now grip his scooter A five-year-old boy born without a left hand is believed to have become the youngest in the world to receive a bionic hero arm. Jordan’s life-changing Iron Man-style arm was an...

Dad who could bleed to death at any time saved by blood donations
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Dad who could bleed to death at any time saved by blood donations

Sarah Davies Alberto Almeida’s life has been saved twice because of blood donations Alberto Almeida treasures every day with his family because he could bleed to death at any moment due to a rare illness. Donated blood has saved his life twice in the past year, after he suffered severe haemorrhages caused by an inoperable...

Army rejected teenage job applicant over breast-cancer gene
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Army rejected teenage job applicant over breast-cancer gene

BBC Only a genetic test will tell Carys if she has inherited the Brca1 gene from her mother, Rachael A 17-year-old has been rejected by the Army, despite passing all the selection tests, because two members of her family have had breast cancer. Carys Holmes has a 50-50 chance of inheriting a gene fault from...

Boy died of sepsis after doctors missed GP note
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Boy died of sepsis after doctors missed GP note

A nine-year-old boy died from sepsis after doctors and nurses missed a “significant” GP note, an inquest heard. Dylan Cope, from Newport was taken to the Grange Hospital in Cwmbran, Torfaen, on 6 December 2022 after his GP wrote “query appendicitis”, but this note was not read. The senior doctor on shift that night said...

Child treated for overdose as vapes spiked with nitazenes
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Child treated for overdose as vapes spiked with nitazenes

15 hours ago Joanna Morris,BBC News, North East and Cumbria Middlesbrough Council Nitazenes, which are more potent than heroin, have been found in illegal vapes used by children A child has been treated for an opiate overdose after using a “potentially fatal” black market vape, health officials have said. Vapes laced with illegal drugs like...

General election will not delay infected blood compensation
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General election will not delay infected blood compensation

Parliament will aim to pass an important bill ahead of the general election to ensure victims of the infected blood scandal are compensated as soon as possible, the government says. Commons leader Penny Mordaunt said there was a “clear desire” to get it done. MPs will consider House of Lords amendments to the Victims and...