The president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England has recently levelled sharp criticism at health officials and policy makers for trying to implement changes that would seemingly speed service to patients and privatize some care now provided by the National Health Service. Bernard Ribeiro, who practices in Essex, claims there is not enough consultation with NHS doctors and that change is being made without the date to support its effectiveness.
Brazilian Vice President Jose Alencar has undergone a two hour surgery to remove a tumor described as being in a muscle close to the spine. The surgery was performed at the Syrian and Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo.
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