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08/05/2012
By: Presswatch
NHS & Health Sector Summary
A report from NHS Protect has found that in 2009-10 dentists were wrongly paid more than £73m. A feature about a former A&E doctor about out-of-hours deaths in hospitals. Surgeon Becky Smith who fought the NHS for pioneering cancer treatment has died at 32, from her illness. Watchdog organisation NHS Protect claims that dentists were fraudulently paid more than £73m in 2009-10. Fraudulent claims by NHS dentists cost taxpayers over £73million in just one year, according to an investigation.
Health advice on being tested for lung cancer. Health When a young doctor volunteered to take part in a clinical trial, he never imagined that he'd. Motherhood is considered a highly demanding, if not rewarding task, wherever one lives. Fraudulent dentists are swindling taxpayers out of tens of millions of pounds by exaggerating or inventing work they have done for the National Health Service, according to a spot check. A leading surgeon has dismissed the idea that tired doctors cannot function properly as he criticised regulations that mean junior staff cannot work more than 48 hours a week. Dentists are claiming more than £70m a year in taxpayers' money for NHS work that they never carried out, an official investigation by NHS Protect, the agency set up to tackle crime in the health service, has found. The cabinet will decide today whether the government wants to veto a ruling that it should publish a full and frank assessment of the impacts of its Health and Social Care Act, which was passed in March. Ministers plan to discuss a possible appeal or veto amid confusion over whether they might have missed the deadline for both, following a ruling by the information tribunal last month that the risk register must be made public. Fraudulent dentists are swindling taxpayers out of tens of millions of pounds by exaggerating or inventing work they have done for the National Health Service, according to a spot check. An audit of 5,000 dentists' invoices by the anti-fraud unit of the health service, NHS Protect, found "ghost patients" who did not exist. DENTISTS are charging taxpayers more than £70million a year for work that was NEVER done, a report reveals today. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still a controversial treatment but is given to patients where other treatments have not worked. The NHS carried out 7,000 electric shock treatments last year. The NHS faces a "demographic time bomb", with thousands of family doctors planning to retire within five years, a report by The Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions warns. NHS Protect says that dentists have been overpayed an estimated £70 million for NHS work that was never done because of a "deeply flawed" government contract.
 
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08/05/2012
Financial Times
By: Andrew Jack
Roche shares down 3.45% after it abandons drug trial
Roche has abandoned development of a drug designed to boost "good" cholesterol in the blood.
 
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08/05/2012
Daily Mail
By: John Naish
A generation of children being used as Ritalin guinea pigs
A feature about the over-prescription of Ritalin.
 
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08/05/2012
Daily Mirror
By: Caroline Jones
Diabetes: A ticking time bomb we just can't ignore
A report on diabetes sufferers in the UK.
 
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08/05/2012
Daily Telegraph
By: Murray Wardrop
Asthma warning for a second wet month
Doctors have been told to prepare for a big increase in serious asthma cases after forecasters warned that the record–breaking rainfall will continue well into May. The wet weather has been blamed for an increase in cases of so-called thunderstorm asthma. It occurs when heavy rain stirs fungal spores, especially one called alternaria, a common allergen linked to hay fever and asthma
 
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08/05/2012
Daily Mail
By: Daniel Martin
DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OLD, PM URGED
A total of 78 organisations including Age UK, Saga, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services have banded together to write the open letter to the Prime Minister. It says: 'Social care is in crisis. The system is chronically under-funded and in urgent need of reform. Without this, too many older and disabled people will be left in desperate circumstances: struggling on alone, living in misery and fear.' The group praised Mr Cameron's comments in March, when he said the current system can 'leave people helpless, in the dark about their care and suffering massive losses as a result of care bills'.
 
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08/05/2012
Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
Carers risk health and career
Thousands of unpaid carers are suffering health and career problems because of the struggle to look after sick or disabled family members without help, by the Carers Trust charity said yesterday
 
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