UK Healthcare

LGBT Health: Why It Matters And Why We Need To Do Better

Allan Anderson | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Allan Anderson

Suicide rates are twice as high in gay men living with HIV in the UK than in the general population. Despite working in the field of health and HIV f...

Queen's Speech Debate Must Tackle Our Tax Reticence

Simon Sapper | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

The electorate has, in effect, said the current trajectory of government policy is unsustainable. The terrible attacks and tragedies in Manchester and London have further raised awareness of the value and cost of key public services. There is an opportunity to build a consensus and change the narrative on public services, social good and taxation. Our politicians need to take it.

'Tenacious' Student Graduates In Hospice After Terminal Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A terminally ill student has been rewarded for his “relentless drive” with a private graduation ceremony in his hospice. Friends, family, nursing...

The Care Of Very Sick Older People In Hospital - A Report From The Frontline

Caroline Abrahams | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Caroline Abrahams

Over the last three and a half months I have spent a fair amount of time each day in a London teaching hospital, in a ward for older people whose discharges will be complex, and this blog describes what I learned from being 'on the frontline'.

Emotional Photos Capture The Beautiful Bonds Formed By New Mums And Midwives Around The World

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

A beautiful photo series captures new mums and the midwives who assisted them in an emotional moment of shared joy. The photos, taken in the hours af...

The One Thing That Should Make Or Break A Doctor's Practice

Dr Neil Bacon | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Dr Neil Bacon

So yes, doctors must take control of their online reputations and yes, this will positively impact upon their private practise and bottom-line, but doctors must not overlook the fact that empowering patients is the right thing to do, that it will make them better clinicians and that it will improve standards of healthcare for everyone.

Avoid Getting Served An Injury This Tennis Season

Ian McDermott | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

Each year, tennis courts across the country experience a surge in bookings as a result of the warmer weather and 'Wimbledon fever'. But whilst it's great that more people are inspired to pick up their racquets, they must also be wary of the injury risks the additional strain is placing on them.

5 Experts Reveal What Politicians Must Understand About The Social Care Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s u-turned on her flagship social care policy, just four days after it was branded a “dementia tax”. But it is still far from clear ...

Could Better Access To Health Information Help Relieve Pressure On The NHS?

Dr. Claire Novorol | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Claire Novorol

This points to a clear role for AI technology within healthcare: AI should be used to help both patients and doctors by facilitating more comprehensive health assessments, earlier diagnosis and better, more informed decision making.

In The Company Of Death: Coming To Terms With Grief And Loss

Dr Laura-Jane Smith | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Laura-Jane Smith

This is something no-one wants to hear, but it is true for you as much as it is for the critically ill patients I treat each day in hospital. Many of them are much closer to the end than you are, however, life is unpredictable, chaotic and sometimes cruel. Few of us will die at the time of our choosing.

Even Labour Isn't Pledging Enough Money To Save The NHS, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK

None of the main political parties is committing enough money to save the NHS, a leading health think tank has warned. Labour, the Conservatives and t...

Dementia Deaths 'Set To Almost Quadruple By 2040'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people who die from dementia is set to rocket over the coming years, a new study has found. By 2040, it is estimated that 219,409 people...

UK Could Be Hit By Another Cyber Attack 'Quite Likely On Monday'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

The UK could be hit by another cyber attack tomorrow, a security researcher who halted the spread of ransomware during Friday’s worldwide attack has...

Privatise the NHS, Extra Cash For Social Care, Decentralise Power - What Londoners Would Do If They Were PM

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

Privatising the NHS, spreading power across the capital and increasing funding for social care would be some of the changes London voters would make i...

Home Secretary Urges NHS Trusts To 'Learn' From Cyber Attack And Upgrade Computer Systems

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

NHS trusts have been urged by the Home Secretary to upgrade their computer systems as the health service faces a weekend of chaos after a debilitating...

Patients Praise NHS Staff After Huge Cyber Security Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

NHS staff have been praised for their hard work as they continue to help patients during a huge cyber attack that has hit hospitals and GP surgeries a...

NHS Hospitals And GPs Hit In Huge Cyber Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

Hospitals and GP surgeries have been forced to turn away patients after they were hit by a huge cyber attack on Friday. NHS England has declared a maj...

Saving The World, One Patient At A Time

Janet Davies | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Janet Davies

Tales of superhuman strength, commitment and compassion have come in from far and wide. What we've found is that it's not the moments of great drama that people remember as much as the quiet moments of support, the kind words that help them to be brave.

Healthy Living: Could It Be As Much Fun As Playing A Game?

Jeroen Tas | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

No matter where you live, they could not be missed last summer: Pokémon seekers. Bent over their phones while walking for miles to catch the little creatures. Using augmented reality, Pokémon Go took the world by storm and became an overnight sensation, appealing to millions of younger people and the young at heart

Jeremy Hunt Says Nurses Get Above Average Pay As He's Asked Why They Use Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics

"We will hit targets again" @Jeremy_Hunt on NHS pressures #marr— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) May 7, 2017 Jere...

New GP Services Can Take Pressure Off The NHS

Dan Faber | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Dan Faber

Seeing a doctor isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days when you could phone a doctor's surgery and be confident of getting an appointment that da...

This Small And Simple Act Can Make A Huge Difference To Your Health

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech

Spending another night on the sofa? You’re not the only one. When you become accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle (or just hibernating from the Briti...

New Mums On Postnatal Wards Sometimes Go Without Food And Pain Relief, According To Mumsnet

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

New mums say they are going without food, water, pain relief and washing facilities while on postnatal wards, according to a survey by Mumsnet. One in...

Junior Doc's NHS Crisis Video Becomes Viral Hit With Hard-Hitting Animation

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

A junior doctor’s attempts to educate the public on the extent of the crisis in the NHS has been viewed more than 1.5 million times. Dr Dominic Pime...

What Will Healthcare Look Like In 2027?

Theo Priestley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Understanding the future of a digital, autonomous and patient-first healthcare system is in fact the first step in realising that every industry is ab...