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Surgeon accused of medical misconduct

Surgeon accused of medical misconductA disciplinary hearing heard yesterday that a leading surgeon James Johnson amputated limbs unnecessarily, stabbed a colleague in the forehead with a needle in a fit of fury and left a surgical clip inside a patient.

Tougher safeguards for electronic NHS records

Tougher safeguards for electronic NHS recordsTo protect patients' medical records when they are accessed electronically is exactly what the doctors are calling for and they said that tougher safeguards were needed.

A previous health committee report on NHS IT will be debated today by the Scottish Parliament and the report also raised concerns about confidentiality of records.

Antenatal care not received by vulnerable pregnant women

Antenatal care not received by vulnerable pregnant women                      Experts have stated that in Wales and England, vital care is something that many of the most vulnerable pregnant women are missing out on.

According to NHS watchdog NICE, the least likely to use antenatal services despite being the most in need were domestic abuse victims, teenage mothers, non-English speakers and drug users.

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