Weekly NHS news digest April 6, 2012
Our weekly round up of stories affecting the NHS
- Belfast trust to be questioned over pseudomonas outbreak
Poots to question chief exec and chair about findings of an interim report on the pseudonomas outbreak.
- Four-year doctor training urged
The RCGP says doctor training should be extended to four years.
- NHS could save millions
Thinktank says better management of treatable conditions could save the NHS millions.
- Dentists to screen for alcohol abuse
New proposals tell dentists to routinely ask patients how much they drink and how often.
- Transplant surgeons’ breakthrough
Machine that keeps blood pumping around stomach of dead donors has saved organs which would normally be discarded.
- NI consultant posts unfilled
Up to 95 Northern Ireland consultants posts are unfilled according to information obtained by the SDLP.
- Improving diabetes care
The NHS has set out 13 mandatory care standards for diabetes in England.
- Cervical cancer test approved for NHS use
A new way of testing for cervical cancer has been approved for use on the NHS.
- New trauma centres open across England
Andrew Lansley has announced a network of 22 new trauma centres to open across England.
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