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  • Poor cosmetic surgery clinics could be named

    Monday 22nd August 2016

    Cosmetic surgery clinics in England which are not up to standard could be named under new government proposals. The Department of Health is launching an eight-week consultation on Monday to expand the rating programme which is run by the Care Quality Commission. The government want the ratings to...

  • Plastic surgery on Snapchat raises more than eyebrows

    Wednesday 13th July 2016

    Tummy tucks, boob jobs and buttock lifts are being watched by millions on Snapchat. People are using the social media app to view extremely graphic videos of cosmetic surgery procedures being carried out in real time. Although the videos are hugely popular - and are making surgeons such as "Dr Mi...

  • Watchdog highlights failures in hip surgery patient's care

    Tuesday 28th June 2016

    A hip replacement patient's complaints about the treatment he received at Inverness's Raigmore Hospital have been upheld by a health watchdog. The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) found the man should have been given further anaesthesia for his pain earlier than he did. The ombudsman als...

  • Positron scanner at Bath's Royal United Hospital

    Monday 20th June 2016

     A £1.2m Positron scanner to treat cancer patients has been officially unveiled at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The PET-CT scanner is the first one to be permanently installed at an NHS hospital in south-west England. Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG) and its Trowbridge branch paid f...

  • 'Thousands miss out' on surgery for type-2 diabetes

    Wednesday 25th May 2016

    Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say. Leading surgeon Prof Francesco Rubino described the gut operation as "the closest thing to a cure" available. UK gui...

 
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