Bogus nurse carried out 2,000 cervical smear tests and vaccinations on NHS patients over six yearsDenice Stewart spared jail after admitting posing as a registered nurseHatched plan after stealing mail belonging to a genuine nurse in 2002Judge criticises Nursery and Midwifery Council for their investigationsStewart evaded 'limited if non-existent' inquiries by the NMC By Claire Ellicott PUBLISHED: 19:27 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 Bogus nurse: Denice Stewart has been spared jail after admitting theft, fraud, deception and forgery after posing as a registered nurse for six years A woman with no medical training stole the identity of a nurse and spent six years carrying out hundreds of smear tests and vaccinations in GP surgeries, a court heard yesterday. When Denice Stewart, 48, was finally arrested in July 2011, patients she had treated, many of them children, had to be offered retests and additional treatment.
GPs will be paid 30,000 bonus for cancer, dementia and out-of-hours care NHS to reward surgeries which provide an all-round good serviceCritics say GPs should not receive extra bonuses just for doing their jobs | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 18 December 2012 Health minister Dr Dan Poulter believes the new targets will improve quality in care GPs will be paid thousands of pounds in bonuses for hitting a new raft of NHS targets. Their practices will be given extra payments worth up to 30,000 a year if they make improvements in cancer, dementia and out-of-hours care. The NHS wants to reward surgeries which diagnose patients early, improve survival rates and provide an all-round good service.
The revolutionary 'contact lens' loaded with stem cells that restores sight – by helping the eye heal itself naturally Biodegradable implant is loaded with stem cells These then multiply in the eye, allow the body to heal the eye naturallyIt's hoped the implant will help millions of people across the world retain or even regain – their sight | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 6 December 2012 A ‘contact lens’ loaded with stem cells could be a way to naturally repair or retain sight.
Hundreds of GP’s surgeries ‘are too cramped and not fit for purpose’ Some found to have inadequate heating and insufficient easy-access facilities for elderly or disabled patientsKings Fund report said 'major' improvements were needed to cope with higher patient numbers | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 6 December 2012 Hundreds of doctors’ surgeries are too cramped and ‘not fit for purpose’, a report warns. Rooms in some are so close together that patients worry that confidential discussions can be overheard in the waiting area.
Children's hair straighteners shelved after hundreds of young girls suffer serious burnsChildren admitted to serious burns units increased from 162 in 2009 to 252 last yearFigures are the 'tip of the iceberg' and could be at least ten times higher | UPDATED: 00:33 GMT, 2 December 2012 Enlarge Fears: The Disney Princess Rapunzel Straighten and Crimp appliances have now been dropped by Argos High street stores are refusing to sell children’s hair straighteners after a dramatic increase in burns injuries. The brightly coloured straighteners – decorated with pictures of princesses, fairies and cartoon characters – are high on Christmas lists. But doctors are concerned by the increasing number of girls suffering burns and scars from the electrical appliances, which are being marketed with images more suitable for a toy