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2009-05-15 11:10:00

A Danish research study shows that using simulators to train surgeons makes them quicker and better at performing their duties, BBC News reported.Researchers looked in to the issue after calls to introduce strict guidelines for NHS doctors, who unlike like many other countries, are not formally trained in the use of simulators.However, it was determined that simulator instruction should be included during the formal training process after monitoring the performance of 24 junior doctors...

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2008-11-04 13:50:00

Researchers foresee the future of surgery may involve minimally invasive robots to perform traditional operations. However, the development of these robots will not be cheap. The average selling price of the market-leading da Vinci system from California's Intuitive Surgical Inc is $1.35 million. Experts predict machines will be used to penetrate deeper into ailing bodies in the years ahead. One robot, for example, resembles a mechanical snake, and enters the human body through natural...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

DOCTORS are bidding to run three new controversial polyclinics in the North East in a bid to prevent private companies taking over GP services. The health centres were last night confirmed for the West End of Newcastle, Battle Hill in North Tyneside and Cramlington, Northumberland the first to be announced for the North East. Following a public consultation, NHS North of Tyne said the multi- million pound plans would also include two new GP practices in Newcastle, one in Walker and one...

2008-08-20 00:00:00

Commercial property agent Russell Rigby talks about one of the sector's best kept secrets What am I? I'm a highly successful private/public partnership based at Pride Park. I've invested over pounds40m in Southern Derbyshire in less than four years. I've helped to enhance the patient experience for over 100,000 people in Derby, Long Eaton, Alfreton and Swadlincote. I'm at the forefront of regenerating many of the most deprived neighbourhoods and communities in our area. Got it?!...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By GEOFFREY BULMER IT IS remarkable that the National Health Service has survived for 60 years. For most of the time it has been underfunded, and now enough is spent on it so it can deliver an excellent service. There is, I am afraid, a serious problem of how it is managed. There is a shortfall in how it is held accountable to local communities. Margaret Thatcher was not prepared to fund it properly, and during her time there were two Griffiths Reports on how to manage the finances...

2008-07-29 06:00:47

COVENTRY Teaching Primary Care Trust is investing an additional pounds 235,056 in Marie Curie nursing services giving terminally ill people the choice to die at home. NHS trusts across the UK will invest an extra pounds 3.8million in Marie Curie Nursing Services this year, allowing more than 21,500 patients a choice in end of life care. The NHS has increased its contribution by 34 per cent, from pounds 11million in 2007/08 to pounds 15million in 2008/09. Before the publication of the...

2008-07-28 18:00:41

Lord Darzi's recent plan for the NHS may only have concerned England, but his ideas for speeding up the drug appraisals process could have implications for the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. Health Wales spoke to Professor Philip Routlege, chair of the group about what happens next THE speed at which new breakthrough drugs and treatments are appraised for use on the NHS has long been a thorny issue. Despite devolution and the considerable divergence of health policy between Wales and...

2008-07-27 00:00:38

This week the Care Trust welcomed the national clinical director of primary care, Dr David Colin-Thome, to Torbay. The visit provided the opportunity for more than 100 GPs, clinical staff, social care staff, and managers to hear about the recently published Primary and Community Care Strategy, and ask questions about how this will affect the way they provide services for local people in the future. This new strategy is part of the vision for the NHS announced by Lord Ara Darzi, and shares...

2008-07-24 18:01:00

How will people remembers the 60th anniversary of the NHS? Put that question to Mark Wilson, research director at Catalyst Corporate Finance, and he will say that the private sector may reflect on 2008 as being the year when competition finally entered the primary care services market. At last we are at a true turning point in the way that primary care is procured and delivered in the UK, according to Mr Wilson. "We estimate that there are currently in the region pounds 1.3 billion worth...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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