Should GP’s be named and shamed?

Plans for GP’s who fail to spot cancer early enough being publicly named under discussion Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to introduce a new scheme where doctors who don’t spot cancer symptoms early enough could be publicly named on the NHS website. Mr Hunt aims to expose GP’s who fail to refer potential cancer patients quickly enough, […]

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Would you trust an untested treatment?

Medical innovation bill gives doctors freedom to use experimental treatments Critically ill patients who have no more treatment options available to them could receive untested medical treatments under a new law. The medical innovation bill will allow doctors to trial more experimental and new treatments on seriously ill patients, where every other form of treatment has […]

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Skin cancer treatments double life expectancy

Trials focusing on advanced skin cancer provide “exciting” results Two international trials studying potential new skin cancer treatments have yielded promising results, giving 69% of patients an additional year to live. The usual survival rate is approximately six months. The treatments, combating advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target […]

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