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5 January 2013 Last updated at 11:22 ET A London NHS trust has overpaid its staff by a total of nearly £1m a year since 2010, documents have revealed. In one case, a doctor was paid £4,000 a month by Barts and the London NHS Trust for nearly four years for on-call duties he or she was not doing.
ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2012) As public health researchers continue efforts to understand the effects of neighborhood conditions on health, residents themselves can provide valuable insights regarding public health issues and potential solutions. A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania uses in-depth interviews with local residents to examine perspectives on how vacant land affects community, physical, and mental health
20 November 2012 Last updated at 04:59 ET Clerical and administration staff at three NHS hospitals in West Yorkshire have begun a three-day strike in a row over potential job cuts. Unison members at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust held a one-day strike earlier in November after 74 employees were sent redundancy letters.
3 November 2012 Last updated at 10:49 ET Relatives of terminally-ill patients would have to be consulted before a decision to withdraw food or water is taken, under new government proposals. It comes after some patients were placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway – designed to relieve suffering – without their relatives’ knowledge. The government wants to ensure families are told of life and death decisions
1 November 2012 Last updated at 12:57 ET It is “completely wrong” for terminally ill patients to be put on a “pathway” to death without relatives being consulted, a health minister has said. Norman Lamb has called a meeting of doctors and patients to discuss worries about the Liverpool Care Pathway – which can see water and food withdrawn.
9 October 2012 Last updated at 01:18 ET By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent Northern Ireland is expected to lose a number of its residential homes as part of major changes to the health service.
6 October 2012 Last updated at 07:08 ET A 38-year-old man who contracted Crimean-Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (CCVHF) has died in hospital. The man was diagnosed with the rare tropical disease after flying into Glasgow on Tuesday