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Nearly a fifth of cancer patients in England miss 62 day target for starting treatment

Nearly one in five patients does not start treatment for cancer within the 62 day target of a first urgent referral for suspected cancer, and the NHS in England failed to hit the operational standard for this cancer treatment target for a fourth consecutive quarter, figures have shown.  
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almost 7 years ago
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“Angelina effect” led to more appropriate breast cancer referrals, research shows

When the US actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for the breast cancer gene BRCA1 and had undergone a double mastectomy, referrals for genetic counselling and testing in the United Kingdom more than doubled, remaining higher than usual for at least six months.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Investigating the relationship between quality of primary care and premature mortality in England: a spatial whole-population study

Objectives To quantify the relationship between a national primary care pay-for-performance programme, the UK’s Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), and all-cause and cause-specific premature mortality linked closely with conditions included in the framework.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Nearly a fifth of cancer patients in England miss 62 day target for starting treatment

Nearly one in five patients does not start treatment for cancer within the 62 day target of a first urgent referral for suspected cancer, and the NHS in England failed to hit the operational standard for this cancer treatment target for a fourth consecutive quarter, figures have shown.  
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almost 7 years ago
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A third of GPs are considering retirement, BMA survey finds

A third of GPs in the United Kingdom are considering retiring from general practice in the next five years, a survey of the profession has found.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Air pollution: High levels to spread across England - BBC News

Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.  
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almost 8 years ago
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E-cigarettes face curb in public places in Wales - BBC News

Wales could be the first part of the UK to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places under plans for a new public health law.  
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almost 8 years ago
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Housing benefit changes distress disabled people, say MPs - BBC News

Changes to housing benefit in England, Scotland and Wales are creating financial hardship and distress for disabled people, MPs have warned.  
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almost 8 years ago
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E-cigarettes face curb in public places in Wales - BBC News

Wales could become the first part of the UK to ban electronic cigarettes in public places.  
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almost 8 years ago
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Wales NHS emergency care suffers uncertainty, AMs say - BBC News

Emergency care in Welsh hospitals suffers from uncertainty over the future of A&E units, an assembly committee says.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago