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        The ten worst A&E waiting times revealed by BBC

        The BBC have revealed that A&E waiting times in England have reached their highest levels ever.
        The analysis also identified the worst A&E units for individual waits.
        According to the report, hospitals are meant to see 95% of patients in four hours. This recent difficult winter has seen the NHS record its worst ever annual performance since records began in 2004, with 88.4%.

        Ban vaginal mesh operations, says NICE

        Health Watchdog NICE has been reported as planning to recommend that vaginal mesh operations should be banned outright from treating organ prolapse in England.

        The report, coming from BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show, includes draft guidelines from NICE which say that the implants should only be used for research, not routine operations.

        The signs of Pancreatic Cancer you should be aware of

        Over a third of adults in the UK would not be worried if they had a few of the potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer. This alarming statistic was brought to light by charity organisation Pancreatic Cancer UK, to urge the public to understand more about the deadly disease and help combat it.

        "God complex" breast surgeon needlessly harmed patients

        A breast surgeon has been found guilty of intentionally wounding patients with “completely unnecessary” operations and procedures.

        Ian Paterson, 59, is described as having carried out “extensive, life-changing operations for no medically justifiable reason”.

        What to do if you're not receiving proper care

        What can you do if you or a love one aren’t getting the care they need from medical professionals?

        If you feel that your needs aren’t being met, you have a right to challenge the decisions of those responsible for your care.

        NHS Bed Delay Led To Patients Death

        A woman in need of specialist surgery for a brain haemorrhage died after a delay in trying to find her an intensive care bed.

        Mary Muldowney, 57, was admitted to East Surrey Hospital with a suspected bleeding on the brain. Scans showed heavy bleeds and doctors ordered an immediate transfer to a neurosurgical unit.

        Woman dies from brain tumor after being misdiagnosed 14 times

        A woman died from an undiagnosed brain tumour after visiting the doctor 14 times to be told her pain was just migraines.

        Stephanie Dickson, 24 from Edinburgh, had been suffering from a sore neck, headaches and dizziness for about 9 months.

        Girl born with brain damage receives £7.5m compensation

        A girl who was born at Poole Hospital in 2008 and suffered “near total” oxygen starvation to her brain is set to receive nearly £7.5m in compensation due to clinical negligence.

        The girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, will now have difficulties in communicating and be physically disabled for the rest of her life.

        Girl born 'apparently lifeless' to get £3m compensation from NHS

        A little girl who was born ‘apparently lifeless’ at a Gwent hospital is set to receive over £3million in compensation due to medical negligence.

        Medics fought to resuscitate the baby at the Caerphilly hospital however she had suffered catastrophic oxygen starvation and brain damage.

        Woman Killed By Cervical Cancer Asked For Tests

        A woman who died of cervical cancer had repeatedly asked for tests to diagnose the disease, her brother has said.

        Amber Cliff, 25, first asked for smears when she was 21 because she was worried about bleeding and pains she was experiencing in her stomach, but was told she wasn’t old enough.

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