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Strong Evidence’ North Korea-Linked Group Was Behind NHS Cyberattack

Strong Evidence’ North Korea-Linked Group Was Behind NHS Cyberattack

Security experts say there are “clear code connections” between the global ransomware attack and a North Korea-linked group.

There is “strong” evidence to suggest a North Korea-linked group was behind last week’s global cyberattack, security experts say.

Simon Choi, director of South Korean anti-virus firm Hauri, said the code used in the attack shared many similarities with previous hacks attributed to North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.

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NHS ‘needs £1bn’ for longer GP opening hours

NHS ‘needs £1bn’ for longer GP opening hours

More than 20,000 extra GPs, nurses and other NHS staff are needed if the Prime Minister wants his plan for longer surgery opening hours to work, the head of the Royal College of GPs has warned.

In her first major TV interview since taking up the post, Dr Maureen Baker said that GPs needed an extra £1bn of taxpayers’ money to recruit sufficient staff to keep practices open seven days a week.

Without the extra money, the NHS risks becoming unsustainable as GPs and hospitals struggle to cope with the extra demand from patients over the winter months, she said.

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Third Of GPs Agree With £10 Charge For A&E Visits

Third Of GPs Agree With £10 Charge For A&E Visits

A third of GPs are in favour of making people pay if they make unnecessary visits to hard-pressed accident and emergency departments.

A new survey asked GPs whether people should pay £5 or £10 for each visit, with the money being refunded if their attendance was found to be justified.

The poll was carried out by the Press Association for Doctors.net.uk, an online network for doctors, and involved canvassing 800 GPs across England.

One in three (32%) family doctors said introducing read more

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Row Over NHS ‘Too Powerful To Criticise’ Claim

Row Over NHS ‘Too Powerful To Criticise’ Claim

The chairman of the NHS watchdog has sparked a political row after saying the health service has become “too powerful to criticise”.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) boss David Prior says people have become scared of complaining about poor care.

He warned the service’s perceived status as a “national religion” fuelled the problem and some areas of care were “out of control” because honesty about failings was not read more

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Department of Health and NHS Bosses Rule Out Charging Patients To Visit GP

Department of Health and NHS Bosses Rule Out Charging Patients To Visit GP

The Department of health rejects idea of fees for appointments after survey shows support among GPs

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Most GPs in favour of charging a fee for appointments thought it should be between £5 and £25.

Ministers and NHS bosses have ruled out patients having to pay to visit their GP, after a survey showed growing support among family doctors for introducing charges.

The fees were conceived as a way to help the NHS cope with rising demand for healthcare at a time of tight budgets and to ease the growing pressure GPs are facing.

About half of GPs now back the idea, read more

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11 Failing NHS Hospitals Report Published Today

11 Failing NHS Hospitals Report Published Today

All 14 trusts have been ordered to act on recommendations after it emerged thousands more patients may have died than expected.

The Health Secretary has revealed that 11 hospital trusts listed in a shocking report of care failures have been placed under “special measures”.

After the publication of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s review into 14 trusts, Jeremy Hunt, speaking in the Commons, said we can “no longer ignore mediocre treatment”.

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In Britain for The  First time Babies Will Be Born With Three Genetic Parents

In Britain for The First time Babies Will Be Born With Three Genetic Parents

  • Posted: Jun 28, 2013
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It is controversial due to fears over genetic ­engineering, but supporters claim only a tiny bit of DNA is change

Britain could become the first nation to allow babies to be born with three genetic parents, officials will announce today.

A landmark decision by the Department of Health opens the door to treatments for diseases that make use of donated DNA from a second donor “mum”.

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Doctors Might Charge Patients For NHS CareIn The Future

Doctors Might Charge Patients For NHS CareIn The Future

  • Posted: Jun 24, 2013
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British Medical Association conference to discuss motion calling current system unviable and proposing fees for some services

NHS treatment free at the point of delivery is no longer affordable, doctors will argue.

Doctors will kickstart a debate about patients paying for NHS care by arguing that everyone should receive a set of core services free but charges should be introduced for others.

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Anger Towards NHS Boss Which Insulted The Superman Video

Anger Towards NHS Boss Which Insulted The Superman Video

  • Posted: Jun 19, 2013
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s hospital chief Phil Morley, in a promotional video branded both “idiotic” and “brilliant’

£175,000-a-year NHS boss dressed up as Superman and danced through a hospital for a motivational video that has divided viewers.

The leaked footage featuring Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Phil Morley was branded “insulting” by some, while others labelled it “brilliant”.

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