Sepsis - new rapid test ‘could save thousands of lives’

A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers, which they say could save thousands of lives. They have developed a new test using microelectrode device which anal...

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...