Department of Health

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hospital gowns retain ‘superbugs’ after being disinfected

Hospital gowns retain ‘superbugs’ after being disinfected

Researchers have called for improved cleaning processes after finding surgical gowns can retain superbugs even after being treated.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

UK's largest supplier of insulin announced on Wednesday that the UK Government needs to find new shipping routes - other than Dover-Calais - if they want medicine stockpiles to be maintained. But, how much are companies really stockpiling?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing bypass surgery’, says former NHS Trust chairman

NHS volunteer scheme is not about ‘amateurs doing surgery’, says ex-NHS chair

Roy Lilley, a former NHS Trust chairman has said that everyone knows the NHS is “under pressure” but encouraging volunteers to help out is not about “amateurs doing bypass surgery”.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and waste stockpiled by NHS waste disposal company

Hundreds of tonnes of waste including human body parts stockpiled by a NHS waste disposal company

Human body parts and toxic waste stockpiled by a NHS waste disposal company

Hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste including human body parts from NHS patients has been stockpiled by a waste management company, sparking a national incident.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Our Future, Our Choice stages stockpiling protest outside Department of Health

Our Future, Our Choice stages stockpiling protest outside Department of Health

Our Future, Our Choice stages stockpiling protest outside Department of Health

Our Future, Our Choice, the youth group campaigning for a second referendum, piled boxes and medicines outside the Department of Health in a protest against Brexit stockpiling

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

There are double the amount of severely obese children in Year 6 as there are in reception class

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thousands of women not invited for breast cancer screening due to IT error

Thousands of women not invited for breast cancer screening due to IT error

Thousands of women not invited for breast cancer screening due to IT error

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched an enquiry into the "serious failure"

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

More than 200 million NHS medication errors take place each year, research shows

More than 200 million NHS medication mistakes take place each year, research shows

'More than 200 million NHS medication mistakes take place each year'

It is thought the errors cost the NHS £1.6 billion every year

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

More nurses and midwives are leaving the profession than joining for the first time

NHS faces post-Brexit black hole as figures show British nurses leaving in droves

NHS faces Brexit black hole as figures show British nurses leaving in droves

The Nursing and Midwifery Council says the amount of nurses and midwives leaving the profession has risen by 51% in four years

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jeremy Hunt 'delayed telling patients and Parliament about mislaid confidential medical documents'

Jeremy Hunt 'delayed telling patients and Parliament about mislaid confidential medical documents'

Jeremy Hunt 'delayed telling patients and Parliament about mislaid documents'

A report by the National Audit Office says more than 700,000 documents were found in a warehouse and at least 1,700 patients could have been harmed

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Brexit: think tank warns NHS could face £1bn bill for expat treatment

Brexit: thinktank warns NHS could face £1bn bill for expat treatment

Brexit: thinktank warns NHS could face £1bn bill for expat treatment

The Nuffield Trust warns the price of treating British nationals in the European Union could double from the £500 million currently paid under an EU scheme

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Online appointments for mental health increase via NHS scheme

NHS digital mental health programmes see almost nine-fold takeup increase

NHS digital mental health programmes see almost nine-fold takeup increase

An exclusive by The Independent found an 'almost ninefold' increase in mental health appointments

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

'The Home Secretary's desperately reaching for answers' with NHS passport scheme, says Caroline Flint MP

'The Home Secretary is desperately reaching for answers' with NHS passport scheme, says Caroline Flint MP

NHS: 'Home Secretary's desperately reaching for answers' with passport scheme

The MP for Don Valley claimed she wasn't sure if showing passports to receive NHS treatment was the best idea

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

'ID cards are crucial to ensure NHS stays a National Health Service, not International health service', says Frank Field MP

'ID cards are crucial to ensure NHS stays a National Health Service, not an international health service', says Frank Field MP

'ID cards are crucial to ensure NHS stays a National Health Service', says MP

Frank Field, the MP for Birkenhead, fully backed the system which would ensure people would have to present identification to receive treatment

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Junior Doctors Strike suspension: 'There is still the possibility of action', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike suspension: 'There is still the possibility of action', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike suspension: 'There is still the possibility of action'

Dr. Youssef El-Gingihy warned the suspension of the walkouts does not mean cancellation of the overall action

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Junior Doctors Strike: 'Theresa May should sack Jeremy Hunt', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike: 'Theresa May should sack Jeremy Hunt', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike: 'Theresa May should sack Jeremy Hunt', says GP

Junior doctors will hold five days of industrial action later in September, which is thought to endanger 00,000 operations

Paul Ross clashes with junior doctor over renewed strike action

Paul Ross clashes with junior doctor over renewed strike action

Paul Ross clashes with junior doctor over renewed strike action

Junior Doctors to stage five days of strikes with 'full withdrawal of labour' over new Department of Health contract

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Owen Smith accusation: We need to 'focus of the quality' of healthcare, not whether it's private, says MP Norman Lamb

MP Norman Lamb responds to Owen Smith by saying it doesn’t matter whether NHS is private

Lamb says we need to ‘focus on the quality’ of the healthcare

Owen Smith has accused the government of secretly planning to privatise the NHS