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Satisfaction with GP care in Wales falls

Patients are finding it harder to make a convenient appointment The proportion of patients in Wales who are happy with the care they receive from their GP has fallen from 90% in 2016/17 to 86% in 2017/18. The 2017/18 National Survey for Wales found 42% of patients said they found it difficult to make a […]

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Pancreatic cancer survival rate half as good as thought

Only 3% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients survive for five years The survival rate for most the most common type of pancreatic cancer is half as good as previously thought, a study shows. Just 3% of people with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which impacts 95% of patients, will still be alive after five years, the research, reported […]

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Lack of NHS funding ‘putting patients at risk’

Doctors believe waiting times and overall services have worsened More than three quarters of doctors believe patient safety is being put at risk by underfunding in the NHS, a poll shows. The survey of almost 8,000 doctors by the British Medical Association (BMA), reported by The Times, also found 74% thought financial targets were put […]

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‘Better admin’ key factor in patients’ experience of cancer care

Patients twice as likely to be unsatisfied with care if admin is poor One of the most important factors in people’s overall experience of cancer care is good administration, research suggests. The analysis of more than 71,000 responses from the 2015 England Cancer Patient Experience, led by the University of Exeter Medical School in collaboration […]

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Cancer sufferers to get signposted to specialist travel insurers

Patients find it too difficult to access cover, says FCA People with cancer and other pre-existing medical conditions will be given access to a new service directing them to specialist travel insurers following an investigation by the financial regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) carried out a call for input on access to insurance, which […]

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Cancer patients ‘have 20% increased risk of suicide’

Fear of pain and side-effects could be to blame Cancer patients in England are at increased risk of suicide compared to the general population, figures from Public Health England (PHE) show. The national study found cancer patients have a 20% increased risk of suicide, with the highest risk seen within the first six months of […]

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Best Car Insurance Companies of 2017

The best auto insurance companies have more than just competitive prices; they also offer versatile coverage options, superior customer service, a solid financial report, and an excellent shopping experience. I researched all of those factors and discovered that only four of the nation’s biggest insurers impressed me enough that I would recommend them to family […]

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Best Term Life Insurance for 2017

Getting a term life policy is by far the most popular and affordable way to get life insurance. It can provide you and your family with a significant financial safety net should the worst happen, and with minimal upfront costs – at least during the years you plan to be working. That’s part of what […]

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Best Health Insurance Companies in 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to keep track of it all, much less find the best health insurance companies? Well, the best company and plan for you will vary tremendously based on the level of coverage you […]

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Best Whole Life Insurance for 2017

Whole life insurance is more expensive and more complicated than term life insurance, so it’s not right for everyone. (If you’re new to life insurance or are undecided on what type to buy, I recommend reading these articles first: Who Needs Whole Life Insurance Coverage? and Term Life Insurance: The Basics.) Personally, I carry term life […]