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The study suggests an innovative psychological treatment called 'concreteness training' can reduce depression in just two months and could work as a self-help therapy for depression in primary care.
The number of consultants taking voluntary early retirement in 2011 has shot up by nearly three quarters compared with 2010.
Newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who took part in an online course during their first year of employment reported increased clinical skills development and confidence.
Commercial weight loss programs are more effective and cheaper than primary care based services led by specially trained staff.
An independent review of the NHS breast cancer screening programme is under way, Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Cancer Director, told the BMJ today.
More research is needed before conclusions can be drawn about the effect of recent reforms on hospital quality, let alone about the merits of the coalition government's proposals to extend competition.
Foam injections to treat varicose veins cause less pain for patients and could save NHS money compared with a popular alternative treatment.
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