NHS

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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

When asked by MP Luciana Berger what the benefits of leaving the EU would be for the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to struggle to give an answer

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.

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, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350 Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350m Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson could face private prosecution over £350m Vote Leave claim

Boris Johnson has been warned he faces private prosecution over the infamous claim – put on a Vote Leave bus during the EU referendum - that the UK sends £350 million a week to Brussels.

NSPCC on report on youngsters' mental disorders: 'We're failing young people'

NSPCC on report on youngsters' mental disorders: 'We're failing young people'

A report from NHS Digital found that one in eight young people had a mental disorder in 2017

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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.

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