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Crisis Time In Wales NHS Dentistry

Dentists in Wales are warning that many more practioners could start private practices if there is no solution forthcoming from the NHS. //The problem is to do with heavy workloads and dentists are threatening to take action by going private if their loads are not lightened. ....The UK as a whole in the grip of a dental crisis that threatens to go out of control, thus affecting thousands of poor...

Increase in the Number of Cases of Animal Diseases in New South Wales.

In New South Wales there is an increase in the number of cases reported with respect to diseases like bird flu and foot and mouth disease // . .. The Department of Primary Industry in last week tested the dead poultry food on the property in Wentworth and found that the cause of death was due to the deadly avian influenza virus. ..Then the property was immediately cleaned and cordoned off. Br...

GPs In Wales Support Minister on Prescribing Issue

The Welsh GPs have come out in support of the Health Minister on the prescription issue. Under this nurses and pharmacists are// eligible to prescribe in Wales. The move has been widely criticized, but the BMA's GP committee endorsed this suggestion. .."GPC Wales welcomes the statement of the Health Minister on the introduction of nurse and pharmacist prescribing in Wales. Doctors are highly t...

Prince Of Wales Is Alarmed By The Obesity Wave In Britain

The Prince of Wales said that there is an increase in the number of oversized people in Britain. He asked people to balance their lifestyle and exercise regularly. ..He said in a speech at St James's Palace that we are// following the close behind the United States in the health problem stakes. ..Prince Charles said that the infrastructure of the city discourages pedestrians and physical activi...

Doctors Object To Elective Surgery Cuts In New South Wales

Doctors in New South Wales are angry at a proposal to cut back on surgery so budget overruns can be saved. Gerard Carroll, spokesman for the medical staff council at Wagga // Base Hospital, says that the suggestion has officially been made to halt elective surgery every fourth Friday. .."So it'd create a long weekend every four weekends. This would be to save a relatively small amount of money b...

Life-Saving Cancer Drug, Herceptin Will be Available Free for Breast Cancer Patients in Wales

Royal Shrewsbury hospital, which enables care for people in North Shropshire and Wales and funded by the local health board, will now offer the cancer// drug Herceptin, free to the Welsh breast cancer patients. .. ..The costs for this medicine estimated at £47,000, will have to be borne by the other cancer sufferers who are not from Wales. With effect from February, all Welsh local Health boards...

Hepatitis C Screening Program in Wales

The National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) has announced that the actual risk of anyone contacting Hepatitis C was very rare after a caseworker was apparently diagnosed with the disease in a dental surgery. Around 5,500 patients in Gwynedd are to be screened for the virus.// ...."The team has assessed the risk to patients and is preparing a comprehensive communications strategy to cont...

Abolish Car Parking Charges at Welsh Hospitals, says BMA Cymru Wales

Doctors leaders in Wales are calling on the National Assembly for Wales to abolish car parking charges at hospitals throughout Wales and release// patients from a heavy financial burden. ....Welsh Secretary of the BMA, Dr Richard Lewis said: "Charging people to park at hospitals is an indirect tax on healthcare. These days, the vast majority of people who attend hospital clinics do so by car. Of...

Sun, Sand and Smoke! A Bad Deal for New South Wales Women

A NSW government health report has proved the ill-effects of frequent basking in the sun, which is a significant cause of skin cancer. The report also established the// increase in lung cancer among NSW women due to smoking. ....The recent New South Wales Report has shown an increase in the number of lung cancer cases by 11 per cent during 1995 to 2004 coupled with a 21 per cent increase in mela...

New South Wales (NSW) Government Plans to Bring Down HIV Infection

The NSW government has sketched out an action plan to bring down the HIV infection by a quarter by 2009. A sum of $300,000 will be allotted to implement a series of programmes towards AIDS awareness and treatment. // ....As a part of this campaign, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community would be educated about HIV infection. In corroboration with the general practitioners, informatio...

Inadequate Childcare Hits Wales

Childcare is scarce in some parts of Wales. Some people believe that it is easier to get the child admitted to the exclusive school Eton than finding good childcare. ... ...People depending on private health care find it inadequate. Often they are unable to find a child minder within 20 miles of their homes. ... ...A new survey suggests that many of the Welsh parents are turning to the grandpare...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

North Coast Cancer Institute (NCCI) Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie began providing radiotherapy treatment services for the first time in the North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia . ......Cancer patients in New South Wales now have access to state-of-the-art treatments as the latest in image-guided radiation therapy ( IGRT) equipment from Elekta went clinical at both sites. The first...
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