3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates

3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust had 410 more deaths than expected Officials say data is ‘experimental’ and figures only act as ‘smoke alarm’NHS England said trusts in question would be visited by a team of experts . The trusts had a combined total of almost 1,500 more deaths than expected in 2011 to 2012 – according to the figures.

Sir Bruce Keogh: Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to overhaul 2.3bn industry and protect patients

Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to overhaul 2.3bn industry and protect patients Review by Sir Bruce Keogh warns of lack of controls on certain proceduresHis report has said the practice was a 'crisis waiting to happen'Review calls for compulsory registration and better training in industryAlso demands banning 'distasteful' cut-price deals and offersCelebrity culture's 'hidden advertising' said to 'trivialise' procedures By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 24 April 2013 Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion cosmetic surgery sector Patients turning to cosmetic surgery must be protected from cowboy surgeons and dangerous treatments, said the head of the NHS. Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion sector, with the first as early as next year.

Hospital consultant loses tooth in "fight" with colleague outside operating theatre

Hospital consultant loses tooth in 'fight' with colleague outside operating theatreSurgeon Jarrod Homer and anaesthetist Kamran Abbas seen 'squaring up'Pair allegedly rowed about speed patients were being taken to surgeryNurse steps in to break-up doctors but accidentally knocks out toothMr Homer and Mr Abbas asked by Manchester Royal Infirmary to stay away By Jaya Narain PUBLISHED: 10:05 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 22 April 2013 As respected hospital consultants at the top of their profession you might expect them to set a good example to other staff. Instead surgeon Jarrod Homer, 45, and anaesthetist Kamran Abbas, 43, went ‘toe-to-toe’ during a furious argument in a hospital corridor. The war of words escalated into an unseemly scuffle with both consultants allegedly pushing and shoving each other around

How I"ll weed out the health tourists, by Hunt: Minister acts after Mail highlights abuse of NHS

How I'll weed out the health tourists, by Hunt: Minister acts after Mail highlights abuse of NHS Jeremy Hunt believes non-UK residents are granted NHS numbers too easily Mr Hunt said the system was completely unacceptable He proposed anyone with a 'questionable residency' should be issued with a temporary number By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 23:28 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 19 April 2013 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants only permanent British residents to qualify for anything other than emergency care Foreigners travelling to Britain to take advantage of our free health service will be denied treatment under radical plans for a shake-up of the system of personal NHS identification numbers. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants only permanent British residents to qualify for anything other than emergency care free of charge.

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.

NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims

NHS pays out 2million after surgeon botches operations – and there are still 94 OUTSTANDING claims 2million of compensation has been paid out to Manjit Bhamra's patients at Rotherham HospitalThere are another 94 outstanding claims against himDespite this, he is STILL working as a surgeon By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Surgeon Manjit Bhamra is still practising, despite the NHS forking out close to 2million for botched operations The NHS has paid out more than 2m in compensation to victims of a surgeon who is still allowed to work. Rotherham Hospital has agreed damages settlements for four former patients of orthopaedic surgeon Manjit Bhamra, totalling just over 1m since last summer. Previously 13 other patients had received a total of 1,058,784.

Youth tube: 24 "miracle" cream made of peppermint and pomegranate sells 10,000 units within 48 hours of going on sale in UK

Youth tube: 24 'miracle' stem cell cream that claims to banish saggy skin and wrinkles 'sells 10,000 units within 48 hours of going on sale in UK' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:07 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:35 GMT, 31 January 2013 Cellulite, saggy skin, stretch marks… it’s enough to get any woman thinking about a little nip and tuck – or expensive spa treatments at the very least

Don"t tell patients they"ll look better after cosmetic surgery: New guidelines that "manage expectations" are unveiled

Surgeons demand that medical professionals carry out cosmetic procedures Practitioners should not imply patients will 'look nicer' or feel 'better' Should instead use unambiguous language like 'bigger' or 'smaller' Patients should also have psychological screening before treatmentPlus 'Botox parties' should be banned, as staff often untrained figures released yesterday by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons revealed that women had: Breast enlargments: 9,854 Eyelid surgery 6,071 Face/neck lift 5,324 Breast reduction 4,217 Nose job 3,228 Tummy tuck 2,882 Fat transfer 2,641 Liposuction 2,638 (Figures for BAAPS surgeons only) 'With the demand for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments rising year on year, it is crucial that the highest level of professionalism is maintained amongst practitioners.' The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said the new guidance was a 'step in the right direction' but called for more stringent recommendations on cosmetic surgery advertising. Baaps president Rajiv Grover said: “The marketing and advertising of cosmetic procedures is neither educating nor informing, but an exercise squarely aimed at achieving sales. This clearly puts economics ahead of patient care.

How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind

Open with caution: How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour – fast enough to shatter glass Doctors report bottles causing serious eye injuries and even blindness | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 High pressure hazard: A champagne cork can travel up to fifty miles per hour We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping. But those of us too squeamish to open the bottle for fear of a fast-flying cork might be onto something

Overweight doctors and nurses "should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients"

Overweight doctors and nurses 'should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients'Fat NHS staff lose their credibility when giving health advice to patientsDoctors and nurses should be offered to have their stomachs stapled as well as dietary advice on the NHS | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 30 December 2012 Doctors and nurses who suffer from weight problems should be offered gastric surgery in order to retain credibility with patients on weight loss treatments, a report will say. Overweight NHS staff ought to be given dietary advice and counselling as well as stomach stapling operations as they are setting a bad example for patients, the Royal College of Physicians said. Over half of medical staff within NHS organisations are likely to be overweight, in accordance with statistics for the British population