1bn raid on NHS could pay more for community care

1bn raid on NHS could pay for more community careComes amid fears that A&E departments are being flooded by patients who could be cared for at home By Tim Shipman PUBLISHED: 22:49 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:06 GMT, 27 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315557', 'title': '1bn raid on NHS could pay for more community care', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315557/1bn-raid-NHS-pay-community-care.html', 'eTwitterStatus': '%C2%A31bn%20raid%20on%20NHS%20could%20pay%20more%20for%20community%20care%20http://bit.ly/11qM29i%20via%[email protected]' }); Ministers plan to use 1billion of the NHS budget to pay for social care – effectively tearing up the Coalition’s pledge to ringfence Health Service spending.

Simple saliva test for breast and prostate cancer will soon be available at your GP for just 5

5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries. The 5 test would help detect women with a high risk of breast cancer and men who are genetically prone to prostate tumours.

Latest life-extending cancer drugs "rationed by postcode": Recommended treatments are handed out in some hospitals but not others

Life-extending cancer drugs 'rationed by postcode': Dozens of hospitals refuse to hand out treamentsDozens of trusts failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancerSome of the drugs boost survival rates by a quarter and others extend lives By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals. Dozens of trusts are failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancer that have been approved by the NHS watchdog NICE

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK"s fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK's fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing UK second only to the US for weight problems and situation is getting worseTreatment still 'inadequate' adding to 5billion cost of dealing with issue /12/31/article-2255540-059C6912000005DC-251_634x421.jpg” width=”634″ height=”421″ alt=”Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis” class=”blkBorder” /> Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis Yet treatment is still ‘inadequate’ adding to the annual 5billion cost of dealing with the issue. The Royal College said two out of three hospitals lack ‘joined-up’ services for patients who are obese or overweight.

Huge rise in ambulance journey times revealed

Shock 37% rise in 'blue light' ambulances that take more than 30 minutes to reach casualty Patient groups up in arms and blame figures on cutsMail on Sunday has led campaign to stop A&E closures and cost cuttingBut NHS says patients must accept shut downs to ensure service's survival | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 30 December 2012 Thousands of the most seriously ill emergency patients are being forced to travel further to hospital in ambulances following a swathe of A&E closures and downgrades. Figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that the number of patients with life-threatening conditions taking longer than 30 minutes to reach A&E has rocketed by an average of 37 per cent in two years

First there was norovirus, then came flu and next there will be whooping cough as figures show there have been 9,000 cases this year

First came norovirus, now it's the start of flu season and an outbreak of whooping cough Number of whooping cough cases increased by nearly ten times last yearFigures for November show a total of 1,080 confirmed casesMeanwhile, flu cases highest in children aged five to 14, says HPANorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 16:02 GMT, 22 December 2012 The number of cases of whooping cough has jumped from 944 last year to nearly 9,000 this year, according to the latest figures After doctors up and down the country have dealt with an influx of patients suffering from norovirus, followed up by a wave of flu patients, medical staff are now gearing themselves for people needing help for whooping cough.

Surgeons face league table over death rates so patients can choose to have operations with the best specialists

Surgeons face league table over death rates so patients can choose to have operations with the best specialistsOnline comparisons to be published on NHS Choices website next summerWill include procedures such as hip replacements and weight-loss surgery By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 League tables are to be published to measure the performance of surgeons – including their patients’ survival rates. From next summer, online comparisons can be made of doctors who specialise in procedures including hip and knee replacements and weight-loss surgery. NHS officials say it will give patients more power and enable them to choose to have their operation carried out by a top surgeon at another hospital

Senior nurse who tormented mentally ill patients by goose-stepping and performing Nazi salutes faces being struck off

Senior nurse who tormented mentally ill patients by goose-stepping and performing Nazi salutes faces being struck offStephen Johnson, 54, was found guilty of eight allegations of misconductJohnson, from Colchester, Essex, reduced a patient who suffered from delusions that he was Adolf Hitler to tears | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 17 December 2012 Punishment: Nurse Stephen Johnson faces being struck off for his treatment of mentally ill patients A senior nurse who goose-stepped around a room of mentally ill patients while performing Nazi salutes faces being struck off. Stephen Johnson reduced a patient who suffered from delusions that he was Adolf Hitler to tears.

Tory MP who thanks God hes still alive

Tory MP who thanks God he’s still alive By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 22:34 GMT, 14 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 15 December 2012 Anglican faith: Previously a sporadic churchgoer, Mr Opperman has become an 'enthusiastic' member of the Church of England A backbench MP has undergone a religious transformation after recovering from a brain tumour. Guy Opperman (Con, Hexham), 47, was taken ill last year and told that even if he lived he might lose his speech, his eyesight and be paralysed

Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed

Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Brain impairment caused by conditions such as Alzheimer's makes falling over and suffering breaks more likely Doctors are using broken wrists to diagnose dementia in elderly patients.