Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration


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Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration Includes Stafford Hospital, where 1,200 patients may have died needlesslyDecision has been made by Monitor, which regulates foundation trustsDone to 'safeguard the future of health services' provided by the trust By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 14:19 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 16 April 2013 The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst health scandals in living memory has been put into administration after losing 20million last year.

Woman goes to hospital with stomach cramps… and GIVES BIRTH seven hours later


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Woman goes to hospital with stomach pains…

Farce of new 545m NHS Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham which is too SMALL


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Farce of the new 545m NHS hospital which is too SMALL: Flagship unit forced to re-open old wards at the site it replaced Birmingham's new Queen Elizabeth Hospital opened last year 1,213 bed hospital is the second biggest in PFI scheme in the NHS Replaced the old 840-bed hospital built in the 1930s which closed in 2010Bosses say old wards need to be reopened to meet the 'unprecedented demand on services across the region, including the ageing population' Diamond Jubilee celebrations” class=”blkBorder” /> Royal seal of approval: The hospital was officially named by the Queen when she visited Birmingham during her 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations The hospital, where the Queen greeted members of the public, was Birmingham's first new acute hospital for 70 years when it began receiving patients in 2010 The finance behind the project came from Consort Healthcare Ltd, which is part of the construction firm Balfour Beatty, a key player in PFI schemes.

How fighting HIV with HIV "could be a cure for AIDS"


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How turning HIV against itself 'could provide a cure for AIDS' Technique modifies a protein in the virus to that is provides protection from infection 'It is like fighting fire with fire,' says lead researcherHIV could remain latent in body and not lead to AIDS By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 HIV has been turned against itself in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could permanently quash the virus that leads to AIDS, say scientists.

Doctors offered 7,500 "bribe" to stop sending their patients with pneumonia or heart problems to hospital


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Doctors offered 7,500 'bribe' to stop sending their patients with pneumonia or heart problems to hospital GPs to be paid not to refer patients to A&E in bid to reduce admissions Controversial scheme could hit elderly the hardest'An unethical waste of taxpayer's money' says Dr Laurence Buckman By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:41 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 GPs are to be offered ‘bribes’ of around 7,500 to slash the number of patients they send to accident and emergency.

Family doctors told to focus on dementia sufferers or lose funding


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Tick-box GPs ordered to spend more time with your patients: Family doctors told to focus on dementia sufferers or lose funding GPs will be rewarded for helping patients control blood pressure and cholesterolThey will have to concentrate on spotting early warning signs of illness and dealing with long-term conditions Critics say the changes could be 'deeply damaging' to patientsThey are expected to result in cuts to GP pay | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 7 December 2012 Family doctors will have their pay for doing ‘tick-box exercises’ slashed to encourage them to spend more time on preventing serious illnesses.

Thousands "not getting the best cancer treatment because of lack of doctors trained to use latest radiotherapy technology"


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Thousands 'not getting the best cancer treatment because of lack of doctors trained to use latest radiotherapy technology' One in four cancer patients who receive radiotherapy in hospitals would benefit from the latest techniquesBut only four cancer centres out of 50 in England are currently offering the treatment | UPDATED: 22:15 GMT, 24 November 2012 Thousands of cancer patients are being denied access to better treatment because of a lack of trained doctors, according to an ‘alarming’ Government report.

How exercise could stop money grabbers from craving cash


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How exercise could stop you craving the finer things in life – and even wanting more money 'Natural high' associated with aerobic exercise, dampened the desire for a financial reward in the studyConfirms previous research that found a workout temporarily reduces junk food cravings | UPDATED: 17:26 GMT, 16 October 2012 Running gave all participants a 'natural high' which dampened their desire for other rewards Those who are never satisfied with their lot in life could find contentment by heading to the gym, say scientists.

Half price island: Private island Inish Turk Beg with luxury homes, stables and a helipad goes on sale for £2.85m – less than half of owners investment


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Fancy the quiet life Private island off the west coast of Ireland with luxury homes and helipad goes on sale for a knockdown £2.85m.A private island off the coast of Ireland is going on sale after its millionaire owner suffered financial difficulties Egyptian-Irish businessman Nadim Sadek is selling Inish Turk Beg island for £2.85 million, allegedly less than half of what he spent turning it into his very own haven.

Middle age starts at 55 but you"re old by the timeyou hit 69, say Britons


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Middle age starts at 55 but you're old by the time you hit 69, say Britons More than half of older adults said they thought they had more confidence than younger people Digital photography and computer and internet skills among most popular courses for over-50sA quarter still haunted by not passing school entrance exams | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 18 September 2012 Middle age begins at 55 but only lasts for 14 years before old age kicks in, a survey has found.


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