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28/08/2014
By: Presswatch
NHS and Health Sector Summary
Jeremy Hunt will today order a review of the system for approving cancer drugs amid criticism that thousands of NHS patients are denied life-extending treatment. The Health Secretary will tell the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to work with cancer charities and researchers.
 
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28/08/2014
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Patients to gain new cancer drugs after funding boost
Thousands more cancer patients will be offered pioneering treatments after the Government boosted its drugs fund to almost £300million, Jeremy Hunt has announced. Officials believe that the move will give the NHS more bargaining power and help reduce the prices of drugs.
 
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28/08/2014
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Child-abuse officials must face a reckoning
The Daily Telegraph comments on the Rotherham child-abuse case questioning the actions of police and social services. A woman who was abused as a teenager told last night how social workers allowed her to have daily contact with a man ten years older than her who was suspected of grooming dozens of young girls for sex.
 
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28/08/2014
The Guardian
By: Presswatch
Do more for depressed cancer patients - study
Three-quarters of cancer patients who suffer from clinical depression are not receiving any treatment for their depression, a study has found. Researchers from Oxford and Edinburgh universities said that those who are receiving care could have their quality of life improved by a new medical programme, which they say has proved more effective in tackling clinical depression than existing treatment in a clinical trial.
 
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