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Extend diabetes risk assessments, says NICE

Type 2 diabetes risk assessments should be given to all adults aged over 40, and those aged 25 and above of South Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or Black African descent, NICE has said.

Roll-out of therapy programme stalling

An 'urgent rethink' of mental health care is needed to complete the national rollout of the Improved Access to Psychological Therapy programme, a report has found.

Choice lacking in end-of-life care

Fewer than a third of people who died in hospital were given a choice about where they died, according to England's first national survey of bereaved people.

HPA declares itself 'Games ready'

A rapid GI test to detect viruses, bacteria and diarrhoea within 24 hours are among the enhanced systems developed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Game

Gonorrhoea could become untreatable

Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea are spreading across Europe, meaning the disease could become 'untreatable' in the near future, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Gonorrhoea could become untreatable

Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea are spreading across Europe, meaning the disease could become 'untreatable' in the near future, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Mandate core checks for diabetes care

Ensuring diabetes patients receive the nine DH-recommended health checks each year should be mandatory, according to the chair of a government spending watchdog. Margaret Hodge, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, told a hearing into diabe

Public satisfaction with NHS plummets

Public satisfaction with the NHS fell from 70 per cent in 2010 to 58 per cent in 2011, according to data published by independent charity The King's Fund.

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