Latest News — articles for December 2018

Named after the anaesthetist: baby Emily meets her namesake

It’s not often we get to tell a story like this. Baby Emily is named after the kind-hearted anaesthetist who kept her promise and held her mum’s hand during a traumatic birth. Mum Charlotte wanted to introduce baby Emily to her namesake, and to say a big thank you for her care. A reunion was on the cards, so we squeezed it in, just in time for Christmas …

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Plymouth patients to be offered ‘sponge on a string' pill to test for food pipe cancer at their GP surgery

Dr Tim Bray

Beacon Medical Group is to become the first place in the South West to offer its patients the chance to take part in an innovative clinical trial investigating whether swallowing a special sponge can detect Barrett’s Oesophagus - a condition that can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal (food pipe) cancer.

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