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22
Dec 2016

400,000 additional lives will be saved by advances in cancer research

Experts have predicted that advances in cancer research and improvements in treatment will save an extra 400,000 lives over the next 20 years. According to Cancer Research UK, latest figures reveal that for every 100,000 people in the UK, 331 died from cancer in 2014, and by 2034 this number will drop to 280 for…

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22
Dec 2016

Decline in hospital beds leading to patient deaths

According to a leading health statistician, the NHS is being put under increasing pressure by a fall in the number of hospital beds and this is contributing to the number of patient deaths. Although the government’s recommended average occupancy level is 85 per cent, this investigation has revealed that in England, hospital occupancy levels have…

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12
Dec 2016

Season’s Greetings from Yorkshire’s Legal People

The whole team at Chadwick Lawrence would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our clients, friends and colleagues who have added to our success throughout the duration of 2016. Without your continued support, the firm would not have grown at such a fantastic rate this year. Below is a quick…

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08
Dec 2016

One in four women transferred from midwife-led units to consultants

A BBC investigation has found that 25 per cent of women are being transferred from midwife-led units to consultants due to birth complications. As part of the investigation, researchers contacted 139 hospital trusts under the Freedom of Information Act and received responses from 128 midwife-led units throughout England. The recommendation from the National Institute for…

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08
Dec 2016

One in ten patients face ‘deeply worrying’ wait for hospital bed

Research by the BBC has shown that almost 475,000 patients faced a wait of over four hours for a hospital bed following emergency admissions in 2015-16, which was nearly a five-fold increase since 2010-11. Three quarters of hospitals are reporting a shortage of beds this winter and doctors are complaining that hospitals are now dangerously…

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07
Dec 2016

Huddersfield GP surgeries reach breaking point

A survey conducted by the BMA doctors’ union has revealed that 27 per cent of practices throughout Yorkshire are unable to fill their GP vacancies, and that 18 per cent of practices are taking up to six months to recruit new GPs. With a fifth of Huddersfield GPs approaching retirement age (figures obtained from the…

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