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The charity Pancreatic Cancer UK has warned that pancreatic cancer will become one of the top four dangerous cancers within the next decade, reports Mirror.co.uk. By 2026, 11,279 people are expected to die every year from the disease, a 28 per cent rise on the 8,817 in 2014, the charity said. It is warning that a lack of medical breakthroughs in diagnosing the cancer early means most patients are diagnosed too late to receive surgery. Currently, having an operation to remove the tumour is the only treatment that saves lives, however, only 8 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients are eligible for surgery. Alex Ford, chief executive of the charity, said, “We will lead a revolution for people affected, funding research to allow more patients to be diagnosed earlier, when potentially life-saving surgery is possible.”

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A lack of bed capacity in hospitals is forcing mentally ill children into adult wards, reports NationalHealthExecutive.com. The report from the Education Policy Institute noted that under 18′s had spent 2,700 days in adult wards in two months.

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The NHS needs to urgently develop leaders to drive forward digital technology in health, reports NationalHealthExecutive.com. The call has come following a number of high-profile failings in the NHS’ use of digital technology, including work with Google’s DeepMind.

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NHS organisations must protect themselves against cyber-crime, reports NationalHealthExecutive.com. In light of the WannaCrypt attack this year, the NHS Digital Data Security Centre has released their immediate recommendations for trusts to ensure their security.

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Mental health providers have been urged to adopt quality improvement initiatives, reports NationalHealthExecutive.com. The recommendations come from the think tank The King’s Fund, which found that more must be done to integrate recommended measures.