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Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers. It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed… Read More »

Sexual assault forensics centres failing some victims

Young victims of sexual assault are not being forensically examined within a critical time period at some privately-run referral centres, a BBC investigation has found. Doctors also told the BBC they had seen cases of incorrect recordings of injuries and evidence contamination. Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove said the “failings” were “shocking”. NHS England – which… Read More »

Spain declares war on alternative medicine, plans ban from health centres

The Spanish government has declared war on alternative medicine like acupuncture or homeopathy, announcing it plans to eliminate from health centres what it considers a “health risk”. The plan, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of these practices “when they are used as an alternative or a… Read More »