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'The forgotten Thalidomide' to be raised at Westminster

Controversial drug to be discussed in Parliament Credit: PA

The drug some have called "the forgotten thalidomide" will be discussed by an all-party parliamentary group at Westminster later. Watching closely will be Karl Murphy from Liverpool.

Karl Murphy from Liverpool Credit: PA

Karl has had to live with, what he says are, the consequences of Primodos for more than 40 years. It's alleged the hormome pregnancy test, used back in the 1970's, is to blame for birth defects.


Sophie's family thank 165,000 people on petition

The family of Sophie Jones say they can't believe 165,000 people have signed their petition calling for cervical smears to be available to under 25s if they think they need one. Sophie was 19 when she died of cervical cancer last weekend.

Her mother Peri and sister Chelsea spoke to Tony Morris and Lucy Meacock on Granada Reports

Gaza Medics given transplant training in Liverpool

A team of medics from the conflict hit Gaza strip are in Liverpool being trained by some of the country's top surgeons.

The Liverpool International Transplant Initiative aims to train medics so that one day the region will have its own transplant unit. Rachel Townsend reports.

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Salford Royal "Best Place to Work in NHS"

Salford Royal’s the best place to work in the NHS according to a national survey of staff.

That's out of all NHS provider organisations. Staff were satisfied in their work and would recommend it as a place to work or be treated.

“We are absolutely thrilled with these results, the best results across all Trusts, of every type. It's absolutely fantastic. It’s now our ambition to be considered one of the best places to work in the country, not just in the NHS, but in any sector or industry.

“We know that there’s a strong link between highly engaged workforces and high quality patient care so these results are not only fantastic results for our people but for our patients too."

– Chief Executive Sir David Dalton


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