NHS

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Insulin pen

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Julia Hartley-Brewer on NHS staff shortage: 'We've brought this on ourselves'

Julia Hartley-Brewer on NHS staff shortage: 'We've brought this on ourselves'

Julia Hartley-Brewer said that previous government cuts and the working conditions for NHS staff have led to the current shortage, predicted to reach over 51,000 by 2021

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

NHS

Matt Hancock: People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have on their life’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have on their life’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have'

Julia Hartley-Brewer has said that people understand the effect “a kebab and cigarettes” has on their health and still make that choice, as the Health Secretary announces a new prevention strategy for areas such as smoking and obesity.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear cameras to prevent violence against NHS staff

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said violence against NHS staff is “shocking” but body cameras and higher penalties are being brought in to dissuade people from being violent.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’ in previous years, says Matt Hancock

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices', says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said he knows “people have made sacrifices” for the economy, but its strong growth means the hardship “is all starting to bear fruit”.

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Extra £2bn for mental health services to be announced in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £2 billion per year injection into mental health services in the Autumn Budget 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Public would support limiting NHS access for non UK citizens and cutting managers' pay, poll shows

Public could support limiting NHS access for non UK citizens and cutting managers' pay, poll shows

Public 'could support limiting NHS access for non UK citizens'

A poll by the Centre for Progressive Policy shows some people think it's 'not fair' for non-UK citizens to use the NHS for free

'If cancer treatment was comparable to mental health treatment, it would be a scandal', says researcher

'If cancer treatment was comparable to mental health treatment, it would be a scandal', says researcher

'If cancer treatment was like mental health treatment, there'd be a scandal'

A researcher at the Institute of Public Policy Research tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the NHS must increase its spending on mental health to achieve parity of esteem with physical illnesses

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and the NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says NHS Against Brexit founder

Brexit and NHS winter crisis could mean 'more unnecessary deaths', says doctor

Dr Mike Galsworthy, the founder of NHS Against Brexit, says leaving the EU on top of the annual winter crisis could mean a bleak time ahead for the NHS

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Theresa May to restore bursaries for NHS nurses

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Theresa May to restore bursaries for NHS nurses

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Theresa May to restore bursaries for NHS nurses

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Prime Minister to restore bursaries for NHS nurses as he claims there are currently 40,000 nurse vacancies in the NHS.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NHS ripped off by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

NHS 'ripped off' by drug companies charging £1000 for mouthwash, MP claims

The National Health Service is being “ripped off” by pharmaceutical companies charging more than £1,000 for a bottle of pain-relieving mouthwash, ministers have been told.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Boss of waste disposal company denies stockpiling human body parts

Boss of waste disposal company denies stockpiling human body parts

Boss of waste disposal company denies stockpiling human body parts

A waste disposal company facing a criminal investigation over a pile-up of waste from the NHS has denied claims that human body parts were among items caught up in the pile up.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Chris Evans praises the NHS at Who Cares Wins awards

Chris Evans praises the NHS at Who Cares Wins awards

Chris Evans praises the NHS at Who Cares Wins awards

Chris Evans thanked the NHS for giving his mum a job and presented the Best Nurse award

 NHS contractor stripped of contracts after waste including human body parts was allowed to pile up

NHS contractor stripped of contracts after waste including human body parts was allowed to pile up

NHS contractor stripped of contracts after clinical waste was allowed to pile up

A clinical waste disposal firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after allowing waste, which included human body parts, to pile up at its facilities.

NHS limit on sugary drinks is 'an excellent idea', says Obesity Forum chairman

NHS England’s restriction on sugary drinks sales is 'an excellent idea', says Obesity Forum chairman

NHS limit on sugary drinks is 'an excellent idea', says Obesity Forum chairman

Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, Tam Fry has said NHS England restricting sugary drinks sales is “an excellent idea” because “you are in a hospital to get better”.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Director of Fertility Centre on baby gender selection: ‘This about desire, rather than a medical need’

Director of Fertility Centre on baby gender selection: ‘This is about desire, rather than a medical need’

Director of Fertility Centre on gender selection: ‘This is desire, not need'

Sue Avery, Director of Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre has said that gender selection by parents was about "desire", not medical need. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Criminal investigation launched after NHS waste allowed to pile up

Criminal investigation launched after NHS waste allowed to pile up

Criminal investigation launched after NHS waste allowed to pile up

A criminal investigation is under way after hundreds of tonnes of waste from NHS hospitals, including human body parts, was allowed to pile up by a disposal company.

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.

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

NHS to recruit doctors from Australia to replace aging GPs

The National Health Service is to recruit doctors from Australia in the latest initiative to boost GP numbers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

Health Secretary reveals £240 million fund to free up hospital beds this winter

An emergency £240 million will be pumped into the social care system to ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

Grenfell survivors could be at risk from asbestos poisoning, says coroner

The coroner leading the Grenfell Tower inquest has called on the NHS to set up a screening programme for those who were exposed to smoke and dust in the fire.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

Thinktanks unveil 'controversial' plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

Thinktanks unveil 'controversial' plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

The “ideal” US-UK free trade deal has been drafted by two thinktanks, which would include unhindered movement of workers between the two countries.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Drop in vaccine uptake among children in England

Drop in vaccine uptake among children in England

The NHS has revealed that a declining number of children are being vaccinated against potentially deadly diseases.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

North Korea programmer charged for NHS cyber attack

North Korean programmer charged for NHS cyber attack

North Korean programmer charged for NHS cyber attack

A computer programmer has been charged in the US for working for the North Korean state in a series of cyber attacks, including the WannaCry ransomware that crippled the NHS.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Virgin's NHS contracts are 'stealth privatisation', says GP

Virgin's NHS contracts are 'stealth privatisation', says GP

Virgin's NHS contracts are 'stealth privatisation', says GP

Virgin has won over 400 contracts worth £2 billion from the NHS since 2010

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

Hancock's sister was in a coma after a riding accident in 2017

New Health Secretary: 'I really love the NHS'

New Health Secretary: 'I really love the NHS'

In his first speech since being appointed to the role, Matt Hancock said his commitment to the health service was not just professional but "deeply personal"

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The 42-year-old fell ill while flying to Britain from the US

'I love and admire all the team': Richard Bacon leaves hospital with NHS tribute

'I love and admire all the team': Richard Bacon leaves hospital with NHS tribute

The former Blue Peter presenter leaves University Hospital Lewisham after 10 days in coma

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

New multi-million pound ambulances to boost NHS winter fleet

New multi-million pound ambulances to boost NHS winter fleet

Some 256 "state-of-the-art" vehicles will be added to ambulance fleets, the Department of Health and Social Care said, with more than half available for use this winter.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Paramedics suffer abuse 'on a weekly basis'

Paramedics suffer abuse 'on a weekly basis'

Paramedics suffer abuse 'on a weekly basis'

Paramedics are frequently verbally and physically abused at work, according to an ambulance worker

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

NHS choir member: 'I hope the NHS celebrates its 80th anniversary and more'

NHS choir member: 'I hope the NHS celebrates its 80th anniversary and more'

NHS choir member: 'I hope the NHS celebrates its 80th anniversary and more'

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir will release a charity single to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The We Are The NHS campaign will highlight professions across the health service, initially focusing on nursing

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies

NHS targets schoolchildren in biggest ever recruitment drive

NHS targets schoolchildren in biggest ever recruitment drive

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Not enough GPs to meet demand, say doctors as NHS plans appointment-booking app

Not enough GPs to meet demand, say doctors as NHS plans appointment-booking app

An app that lets patients book appointments has been praised by the health secretary but doctors say there are not

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

NHS must do more to help smokers quit, say leading physicians

E-cigarettes and 'opt-out' smoking cessation advice were some of the recommendations from the Royal College of Physicians

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

NHS 'run ragged' despite promised extra funding, says British Medical Association chief

Eight out of 10 doctors say NHS under-funding affects safety, British Medical Association finds

Eight out of 10 doctors say NHS under-funding affects safety

The British Medical Association will discuss how under-funding causes sub-par patient care at their annual meeting today

Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tax increases will boost NHS funding alongside 'Brexit dividend', says Theresa May

Tax increases will boost NHS funding alongside 'Brexit dividend', says PM

Taxpayers will contribute more to the NHS in a "fair and balanced way" Theresa May said, as well as pledging improvements to mental health services

Theresa May to outline extra '£384 million a week' NHS funding

Theresa May to outline extra '£384 million a week' NHS funding

The Prime Minister will use an address in London on Monday to outline how spending on the health service will grow by £384 million a week in real terms by 2024.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sajid Javid to lift immigration cap so more foreign medics can work in UK

Sajid Javid to lift immigration cap so more foreign medics can work in UK

Sajid Javid to lift immigration cap so more foreign medics can work in UK

The Home secretary plans to ease the 20,700 limit on skilled foreign workers

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Doctors should not fear prosecution for 'honest mistakes', says Jeremy Hunt

Doctors should not fear prosecution for 'honest mistakes', says Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is promising more support for doctors and nurses who make "honest mistakes" while treating patients so they can learn from their errors without fear of prosecution.

Grenfell: £8 million NHS mental health response reached over 6,000 people

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

Grenfell: NHS figures estimate 1,694 people suffering with PTSD

The NHS received £8 million in additional funding to reach as many as possible following the Grenfell Tower fire, and anticipates services will be needed 'for years'

Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

NHS workers accept three-year pay deal

NHS workers accept three-year pay deal

ore than one million health workers are to receive a pay rise worth 6.5% for most staff over the next three years, after the deal was accepted by those ranging from nurses to cleaners.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

'Game changing' pill to treat ovarian cancer approved for use on NHS

'Game changing' pill to treat ovarian cancer approved for use on NHS

Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

'GPs leaving because the job satisfaction has gone', says former doctor

'GPs leaving because the job satisfaction has gone', says former doctor

The number of GPs who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an all-time high, a new report has found.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

NHS pay gap review announced as male doctors found to earn £10,000 more

NHS pay gap review announced as male doctors are found to earn £10,000 more than women

NHS pay gap review announced as male doctors found to earn £10,000 more

Male doctors earn £10,000 more on average than their female counterparts and Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into the pay discrepancy

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Medics to assess 999 patients via live video before sending out ambulances

Medics to assess 999 patients via live video before sending out ambulances

A new feature on the GoodSAM platform will allow medics to initiate a video link with 999 callers.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

NHS hospitals in England and Wales 'could save £400 million a year'

NHS hospitals await vital vote to free them of £400m-a-year tax bill

NHS hospitals await vital vote to free them of £400m-a-year tax bill

NHS hospitals currently treated differently to private hospitals

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Health Secretary warned that after the "most challenging" winter for many years there is "no doubt" about the pressures the service is under

Jeremy Hunt asks Tory MPs to help solve NHS funding problems

Jeremy Hunt asks Tory MPs to help solve NHS funding problems

The Health Secretary warned that after the "most challenging" winter for many years there is "no doubt" about the pressures the service is under

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

'The NHS is underfunded, staff are overworked and underpaid, services have been cut - and it is the Government that has caused it,' says Aneira Thomas

First person born on NHS 'heartbroken' over services

First person born on NHS 'heartbroken' over services

'It breaks my heart to see the rundown of services,' Aneira Thomas told the Unison conference

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

There are more than 1,400 empty beds across the UK, according to new stats

‘Ghost wards’ with empty hospital beds a scandal, says Labour

‘Ghost wards’ with empty hospital beds a scandal, says Labour

82 wards - the equivalent of two entire hospitals - have been shut

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

March statistics 'the clearest indication yet of the eternal winter we now face in the NHS'

A&E waiting time performance for March worst since records began

A&E waiting time performance for March worst since records began

Long, cold winter and high rates of flu and norovirus have contributed to hospitals’ problems

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

NHS 'winter crisis' could continue into the summer

The British Medical Association warned levels of demands and activity this summer could mirror winters of two or three years ago

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

'Food industry should be hit with a sledgehammer, it's poisoning us', says Eamonn Holmes

'Food industry should be hit with a sledgehammer, it's poisoning us', says Eamonn Holmes

'Food industry should be hit with a sledgehammer', says Eamonn Holmes

A survey by Action on Salt found some Chinese ready meals contain more than half an adult's daily allowance for salt

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