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CQC brings in quality ratings for private and independent doctors and clinics

United Kingdom - May 9 2019 Last month the Care Quality Commission (CQC) brought into force its quality ratings for independent doctor and clinic services. The regulator of...

Accident and Emergency waiting times at worst ever level

United Kingdom - February 20 2019 In January 2015, I wrote about how the NHS was struggling to cope with demand over the winter and that Accident and Emergency waiting times were on...

New review finds that the UK is falling behind in cancer care

United Kingdom - December 4 2018 In September of this year, I wrote about how the growing staffing crisis in histopathology is impacting on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in...

NHS staff shortages lead to concerns over delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment

United Kingdom - September 24 2018 A report this month from the Royal College of Pathologists has raised urgent questions over staffing levels in NHS histopathology departments across...

The NHS turns 70 - a cause for celebration but also a note of caution

United Kingdom - July 9 2018 There have been many tributes to the NHS this week as it turns 70. The National Health Service was established in 1948 to ensure that everyone in the...