19 June 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
PCTs restricting access to NHS care
Access to NHS care is being restricted, data from Primary Care Trusts in England, gathered under the Freedom of Information Act, suggests. The evidence showed nine in 10 trusts were imposing restrictions on procedures deemed 'non-urgent' or of 'low clinical value.' Some blamed cost-cutting, leading the Government to say there was no justification for it.
GP magazine, online
Implants ‘not toxic’
The final report into the PIP breast implant scandal has concluded that the gel material does not cause a long-term threat to human health and that the implants, which were made with unauthorised silicone filler, are not toxic nor carcinogenic. However, the review, led by Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS medical director, said they do have double the rupture rate of other implants. Symptoms experienced when this happens include CFS, according to patients.
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