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One in 12 NHS staff have faced harassment from the public

A new NHS England staff survey found that more than 58,000 NHS staff faced harassment from patients and other members of the public, increasing from 7.20% in 2019 to 8.48% in 2023

NHS hospitals to adopt ‘Martha’s rule’ for granting urgent second opinion

Martha’s rule will allow patients and their loved ones to get a review of their condition and treatment directly from doctors and nurses not involved in the medical team treating them

Cancer gene therapy to be offered to people with Jewish ancestry

Thousands of people in England with Jewish ancestry, who have a higher risk of developing certain cancers, are to be offered a genetic test by the NHS

A third of women not attending cervical screening appointments

Thousands of women at risk of cervical cancer as smear test uptake in England has fallen to a record low

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