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Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts

Image copyright Science Photo Library A major UK home care provider, offering support to 13,000 older and disabled people, is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers. Allied Healthcare was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability. Since then, some local authorities have already taken steps to […]

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NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening

Image copyright Science Photo Library Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk. NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike Richards to look at what changes are needed. Three national schemes cover breast, cervical and bowel cancers. On Wednesday, it […]

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Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215

Image caption The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust says it is co-operating fully with the review More than 200 families have raised concerns about maternity care at a hospital trust being investigated over a cluster of deaths and injuries. The government-ordered review into Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) has now widened for a third […]

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Call for UK ban on ‘grotesquely sugary’ freakshakes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople in Manchester explain why “freakshakes” hold such appeal The campaign group Action on Sugar is demanding a ban on freakshakes and all milkshakes with more than 300 calories. It surveyed milkshakes sold in restaurants and fast food shops in the UK and found they contained “grotesque […]

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Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat. PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when […]