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Variability in testing exposing high risk patients to chronic kidney disease, national clinical audit finds

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The National CKD Audit, the first of its kind, reports wide variations in diagnostic testing among patients at high risk of developing CKD, such as people with diabetes and heart disease.
17 Jan 2017

Can the Prime Minister’s ‘shared society’ really tackle inadequacies in young people’s mental health care?

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HQIP Clinical Fellow and Child Psychiatry trainee, Saffron Homoyoun, comments on Teresa May's vision for child mental health care reform. 
13 Jan 2017

90% of men receiving curative treatment for prostate cancer say their care was very good

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Ninety percent of men who had surgery or radiotherapy to cure their prostate cancer in the English NHS rated their care as 8 or above on a scale ranging from 0 (“very poor”) to 10 (“very good”) according to the third annual report of the National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA). 
14 Dec 2016

Survival rates for patients receiving lung cancer surgery rise as number of operations increase

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The new report published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS), demonstrates further improvements in survival rates following lung cancer surgery.
06 Dec 2016

MBRRACE-UK Maternal Mortality Surveillance study highlights heart disease risk for pregnant women

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The latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths from the national collaborative programme studying maternal and infant deaths, MBRRACE-UK, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership shows that in 2012-14, 8.5 women per 100,000 died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. The report, ‘Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care’, highlights that two in every 100,000 died from heart disease, which is the leading cause of women dying in pregnancy or the early weeks after childbirth. There has been no significant change in the overall national maternal death rate since the last report.
07 Dec 2016