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NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say the systems cannot “talk” to each other, making cross-referencing difficult and potentially leading to “errors”. Of 121 million patient interactions, there were 11 million where information from a previous […]

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Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic closed by CQC amid safety concerns

A cosmetic surgery was forced to close after the health watchdog raised concerns about the safety of its practices. Smethwick’s Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic’s registration was cancelled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year. The health watchdog’s report into the practice is yet to be published, but inspectors have written to other practitioners expressing concerns. […]

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8 Food Safety Mistakes You Might Be Making

When you take the time to prepare a meal, you probably expect your food to nourish you instead of making you sick. But foodborne illness due to harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, and chemicals is astoundingly common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 48 million people experience a foodborne illness […]

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Only Two Burger Chains Passed This Important Food Safety Report

Marissa LaliberteOct 23 They’re changing the entire healthcare landscape. Stella Photography/Shutterstock A recent report put 25 U.S. burger chains to the test over their policies for antibiotics use in their beef, and the results were grim. Only two scored A’s for their policies, while a whopping 22 got F’s. The 88 percent that failed—including McDonald’s, […]