NHS

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

NHS doctor stages ‘train talk’ urging people to vote

A junior NHS doctor has taken to public transport to deliver a speech urging commuters to vote in next week’s general election.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

NHS papers leaked in ‘similar fashion’ to Russian operation

NHS papers leaked in ‘similar fashion’ to Russian operation

The way the details a potential trade deal with the US were leaked online "closely resembled” Russian dissemination, a report has found.

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

Donald Trump: America wants 'nothing to do with' NHS

President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of Nato.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ambulance service slams 'abusive' note left for paramedics

Ambulance service slams 'abusive' note left for paramedics

Paramedics found a note on their ambulance calling them a "dumbass" for blocking the driveway of a house as they attended an emergency.

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

The Health Secretary responds to a claim by Jeremy Corbyn that the service could be privatised

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

Iain Duncan Smith: Labour NHS claims ‘madness on stilts’

The Tory candidate has maintained that the NHS is not for sale but argued it would be "madness" not to make health trade deals with the US.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

Jeremy Corbyn: Boris Johnson trying to ‘cover up’ NHS sale

He said he has obtained official documents that show the NHS would be “up for sale” under a post-Brexit trade deal.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NHS report: ‘Toxic’ culture led to avoidable mother and baby deaths

NHS report: ‘Toxic’ culture led to avoidable mother and baby deaths

Mothers and babies suffered avoidable death due to major failings stretching back 40 years at an NHS trust, according to a leaked report.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

NHS opens dedicated clinic for video game-addicted children

From today, GPs are able to refer computer game-addicted youngsters to a specialist clinic.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Hundreds of patients suffer NHS ‘never event’ errors

Hundreds of patients suffer NHS ‘never event’ errors

New data has shown that 621 patients suffered NHS mistakes so serious they were classed as "never events", meaning they should never happen.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

A network of Female Genital Mutilation clinics are to open in England to help survivors and prevent more girls being mutilated.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A&E admissions hit record high during July heatwave

A&E admissions hit record high during July heatwave

A record number of patients attended A&E in July 2019 as the UK saw temperatures soar.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Pensioner who was mistakenly circumcised receives £20k compensation

Pensioner who was mistakenly circumcised receives £20k compensation

A grandfather has received a £20,000 pay out after he was mistakenly circumcised instead of receiving routine bladder treatment.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Richard Branson over NHS

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Richard Branson over NHS

Jeremy Corbyn has lambasted Sir Richard Branson for claiming that “stuff" does not bring happiness.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Food company goes into liquidation over sandwich listeria outbreak

Food company goes into liquidation after sandwich listeria outbreak

Food company goes into liquidation after sandwich listeria outbreak

Good Food Chain has gone into liquidation after being investigated over a listeria outbreak at a number of UK hospitals.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more hospital patients die after listeria sandwich outbreak

Two more patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads linked to a listeria outbreak.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three dead after eating sandwiches linked to listeria outbreak

Three hospital patients have died after eating pre-packaged sandwiches linked to a listeria outbreak.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PMQs: Cabinet minister denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

PMQs: PM's deputy denies NHS ‘up for sale’ in US trade deal

David Lidington has denied that the NHS would be “up for sale” in any post-Brexit UK-US trade deal.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Obesity-related hospital admissions on the rise, says NHS

NHS report: Obesity-related hospital admissions on the rise

NHS report: Obesity-related hospital admissions on the rise

Obesity-related hospital admissions in England have increased, according to a recent NHS Digital report.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A nurse has had a decision overturned which claimed her marathon world record attempt would only count if she completed the race wearing a skirt.

Nurse's marathon world record upheld

Nurse's marathon world record upheld

An NHS nurse who was told her marathon world record attempt would only count if she completed the race wearing a skirt has seen the decision overturned after it sparked criticism on social media.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband will soon be present in all hospitals and GP surgeries, according to the health secretary.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

Report: One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

Report: One in four NHS wards have unsafe staffing levels

One in four NHS wards routinely operate at unsafe staffing levels that threaten patient safety, experts have warned.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Joan Collins' flat on fire after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Joan Collins flees flat after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Joan Collins flees flat after sun on mirror sparks blaze

Sunlight striking a shaving mirror triggered a blaze at the home of Dame Joan Collins.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Treatment at NHS transgender clinic ‘is dangerous’

Transgender treatment at NHS clinic ‘is dangerous’

Transgender treatment at NHS clinic ‘is dangerous’

Debbie Hayton, a science teacher who transition as an adult, has said that she is concerned the treatment at the only NHS gender clinic for children is “dangerous”.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

A mother who tried to bring medical cannabis into the UK illegally in a bid to help her severely epileptic daughter has had it confiscated at the airport.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NHS cannot deliver long term-plan without more staff, MP warn

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

NHS cannot deliver long-term plan without more staff, MP warns

The NHS will not be able to deliver its long-term plan without recruiting more staff, an MP has warned. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo and pee’

Doctor on new NHS ‘friendly’ language: ‘I don’t want to see words like poo'

Dr Laurence Gerlis has dismissed the NHS push to use more ‘user-friendly’ language on its website, saying that he does not want medical terms to be replaced with words “like poo and pee”.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

UK does not ‘spend enough’ on the NHS

The chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs has said that the UK does not “spend enough” on the NHS, after a survey revealed that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to the lowest level in more than a decade.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

Loose Women's Christine Lampard backs cervical cancer campaign

The government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A and E

'Unreasonable' patients the cause of NHS problems, says GP

'Unreasonable' patients the cause of NHS problems, says GP

Dr Laurence Gerlis has said it is the "abuse" and "overuse" of the NHS that has led to struggles with the system.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

GP surgery

One in four Brits currently on waiting list for medical appointment, study finds

One in four Brits currently on waiting list for medical appointment, study finds

A new study has found that one in four people are currently on a waiting list for a medical appointment.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mental Health

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

‘Appalling’ mental health provsion is behind a sharp rise in the number of self-harming children, a professor has claimed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Matt Hancock

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye after the referendum'

Brexit Stories: 'I was ashamed to look my European colleagues in the eye'

Doctor Salehya Ahsan tells talkRADIO how Brexit has affected her job

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began in England

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times at worst level since NHS records began

A&E waiting times in England have reached their worst level since records began, data shows.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates over 40 patients’ confidential medical files to charity shop

Doctor accidentally donates confidential medical files to charity shop

Dozens of highly sensitive medical files were accidentally donated by doctor to staff at a charity shop in Essex.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Blood donation sessions in Dover and Folkestone cancelled over Brexit traffic fears

Blood donation sessions in Dover and Folkestone cancelled over Brexit traffic fears

Blood donations in Dover and Folkestone cancelled over Brexit traffic fears

NHS Blood and Transplant have cancelled six blood donation sessions in Dover and Folkestone over fears traffic will prevent blood leaving the area

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

Plan to double NHS charges for migrants is ‘double taxation’, says charity CEO

The chief executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office doubling the charge for migrants using the NHS is “double taxation” because many immigrants are also paying tax.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Transgender teen launches crowdfunding campaign to freeze his eggs

Transgender teen launches crowdfunding campaign to freeze his eggs

Transgender teen launches crowdfunding campaign to freeze his eggs

A transgender teenager has started a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his eggs to be frozen due to fears that hormone therapy will leave him infertile.

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

Female donors much ‘happier’ to donate blood, says NHS Assistant Director

John Latham from NHS Blood and Transplant has said that women are often “happier” to donate blood and said a fear of needles can be a reason they do not donate.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Linking obesity to willpower 'damages young women', says Badass Women presenter

Harriet Minter of the Badass Women's Hour clashed with a nutritionist over their views on obesity

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Norman Lamb

Norman Lamb: NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

NHS is 'politically sexy' for politicians - but 'nobody focuses on social care'

The former health minister has criticised a new 10-year plan for the NHS, claiming it fails to address issues faced in social care.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Crutches

NHS spending millions on replacing missing crutches

NHS spending millions on replacing missing crutches

Hospitals are being forced to spend millions of pounds each year replacing unreturned, broken or missing crutches, an investigation has found.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

Call for action on cancer risk of processed meats such as bacon and ham

A senior food scientist and top NHS doctor have joined politicians from across Parliament to demand action on the cancer risk from processed meats like bacon and ham.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

Clinical waste firm ceases operations amid pile-up controversy

A disposal company facing a probe over a pile-up of waste from the health service has ceased operations.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in ten hospitals increased parking charges in the last year

More than four in 10 NHS hospitals have increased their prices for car parking in the last year, an investigation has found.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

Mike Graham: ‘Drinking to excess is not about healthcare, it is about idiocy’

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has described drinking in excess as “idiocy” and suggested that those who become so intoxicated should be charged to use the NHS’s new ‘drunk tanks’.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

‘Lack of self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

People's lack of 'self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

Lack of 'self-control’ contributes to type-2 diabetes amputations, says doctor

Dr Laurence Gerlis has said that people having no “self-control” and the availability of food contribute to type-2 diabetes, after latest figures show 169 amputations are happening every week due to diabetes.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Matt Hancock

'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling, says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling

Additional action needs to be taken to help with medicine stockpiling in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the health secretary has claimed.

GPs are being ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait 3 weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments, says doctor

GPs ‘bogged down’ by admin as patients wait weeks for appointments

Dr Mike Smith has said that GPs are being “bogged down” by administrative work, as new figures suggest some patients are waiting three weeks for GP appointments.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

UK to carry out biggest ever lung cancer screening trial in London

The biggest ever lung cancer screening trial will take place next year involving 50,000 people.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Doctor

Expansion of training scheme for overseas doctors 'one step forward after two steps back'

Expanding training scheme for overseas doctors should have happened 'years ago'

NHS campaigners have welcomed the expected expansion of training schemes for overseas doctors, but say the proposals do not go far enough to undo the staffing shortage caused by Brexit. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock needs to stop 'coming up with stupid sound bites' and focus on NHS crisis, says GP

Matt Hancock needs to stop 'coming up with stupid sound bites', says GP

A South London GP has criticised the health secretary for saying the NHS should be more like McDonald's.

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