NHS admits to mistakenly inserting wrong metal plates to fix fractures

An unnamed NHS Trust has identified seven cases where patients have been treated incorrectly for fractured bones, with flexible reconstruction plates being inserted rather than the more rigid plates.Allegedly the mistake is d...

The Vasectomy service’s waiting list becomes “unmanageable”

By Michele Benjamin Oxfordshire’s leading health authority is considering discontinuing NHS vasectomies entirely to save money.The county's clinical commissioning group (CCG) is considering stopping the surgery, or introducin...

Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says

Breast Cancer Now funded a study which found cancers were detected sooner when 35 to 39-year-olds at risk had annual mammograms. NHS screening often starts at the age of 40 but only for women with a family history.Experts ne...

Nurse’s final message after being told six times she didn’t have cancer

A nurse and mother of two who worked for the NHS for 13 years, was repeatedly told she didn’t have cancer was diagnosed as terminally-ill after doctors incorrectly read her smear test results.Julie O’Connor, 49, had been regu...