Weekly NHS news digest May 25, 2012
Our weekly round up of stories affecting the NHS
- NHS rationing eye surgery
Figures show cataract surgery is being restricted in some areas.
- Concerns over NHS 111
GP representatives express serious concerns about the roll-out of NHS 111.
- New clot drug for heart patients
Guidance recommends heart patients could benefit from new type of drug to cut risk of stroke.
- Diabetes care failing
A report suggests standards for diabetes care are still not being met in England.
- Junior doctors to be quizzed on patient safety
UK trainee doctors to be given opportunity to voice concerns about safety of their patients.
- One in 12 children catch infections in hospital
HPA study found one in 20 children aged under 15 had a hospital acquired infection.
- New strains of hospital bugs emerging
MRSA and C diff cases down, but other infections like E coli have taken their place.
- IVF age limit should be raised
Draft NICE guidelines say IVF age limit should be raised from 39 to 42.
- Patients at risk in Cumbria hospitals
According to logs seen by the BBC medical staff at Carlisle and Whitehaven believe patients are being put at risk.
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