Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust Long-awaited public inquiry into the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust to be published next weekUp to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly Crackdown after such serious failings occurred despite various regulatory bodies being in place /12/10/article-2245865-0C0A7E8D000005DC-480_468x286.jpg” width=”468″ height=”286″ alt=”Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly'” class=”blkBorder” /> Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly' The 11million inquiry, led by Robert Francis QC, is examining what went wrong at the trust between January 2005 and March 2009.

Simple blood test that predicts if a woman"s breast cancer is likely to return

Simple blood test that predicts if a woman's breast cancer is likely to return Test detects genetic changes in DNA that could signal return of most common form of breast cancer Early warning could spare some women unnecessary treatment with gruelling anti-cancer drugs By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 18 January 2013 A simple blood test could predict if the most common form of breast cancer will come back after treatment, say scientists.

T-DM1: New "smart" drug for breast cancer extends women"s live by almost six months

New 'smart' drug for breast cancer extends women's lives by almost six months Novel treatment also reduces toxic side effects including hair lossDrug combines Herceptin and a chemotherapy agent Campaigners say it offers 'precious lifeline' for those with most aggressive cancer | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 1 October 2012 A new ‘smart’ drug for breast cancer extends women’s lives by almost six months while reducing toxic side effects – including hair loss.

Treat infected newborn babies within an hour of diagnosis, demands healthcare watchdog

Treat infected newborn babies within an hour of diagnosis, demands healthcare watchdog | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 22 August 2012 Some hospitals are causing 'unnecessary delays' in treating newborn babies suffering from infections, according to the health watchdog.

Breast cancer screening: Thousands of women undergoing needless mastectomies

For every life that is saved by breast cancer screening up to TEN women suffer 'unnecessary treatment' including breast removals 'We've exaggerated the benefits of screening and we've ignored the harm,' says expert | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 3 April 2012 Thousands of women are undergoing unnecessary treatment for breast cancer including chemotherapy and even breast removal following screening, researchers have found.

Pip breast implants: Just hours after UK health chiefs say controversial breast implants are safe, French government tells 30,000 women "have…

Just hours after UK health chiefs say controversial breast implants are safe, French government tells 30,000 women “have them removed” British health official accuses French government of causing “unnecessary alarm” The French government has urged tens of thousands of women today to have their breast implants removed just hours after doctors and safety chiefs in Britain insisted they caused no health risk.

Almost half of women with early form breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy thanks to simple genetic test

Almost half of women with early form breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy thanks to simple genetic test46 per cent of patients often given unnecessary treatmentTest accurately assesses likelihood of recurrence and if further would treatment be beneficial Can help foster better decision making Almost half of women with the early stages of breast cancer could be spared unnecessary treatment thanks to a simple genetic test.