Month: January 2019

Preventing the Exposure of Nurses and Health Professionals to Hazardous Drugs

Every year more than 12.7 million health professionals in Europe, including 7.3 million nurses, are exposed to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic hazardous drugs. The European Commission said that in 2012 up to 106,500 cancer deaths were attributed to occupational exposure to carcinogenic substances, making cancer the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU. The …

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NHS [England] Long Term Plan to Tackle Major Killer Conditions and Save up to Half a Million Lives

The NHS [England] Long Term Plan, published 7 January 2019, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, …

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