UK Healthcare

Your Brainwaves Could Become Your Next Password, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

Passwords are the bane of our digital lives. Trying to remember the precise combination of letters, numbers and which childhood pet we used on each pl...

New Labour Campaign Advert Targets Tory 'Reckless Neglect' Of NHS

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

A new party political broadcast from Labour targets what it says is the underfunding of the NHS - ahead of two by-elections that will be seen as a cru...

An Open Letter To This NHS

Gabrielle Taylor | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Gabrielle Taylor

To the NHS, I hope this finds you well. I know you've had some bad press of late so I just wanted to see you how you're feeling and let you know that despite your troubles, I'm still your number one fan.

Theresa May To Push Ahead With 7-Day GP Services Amid NHS Crisis

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK

Theresa May has expressed frustration at the failure of more GP surgeries to offer extended opening hours amid intensifying pressure on NHS hospital s...

Watch As Tory MP Gets Shot Down Over NHS Funding On BBC Question Time

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

A Tory MP was roundly trounced on BBC Question Time last night after an audience member, Andrew Langford, blamed austerity for the current NHS crisis....

Hundreds Call On MPs In Just 24 Hours After Tories Block New Compulsory Sex Education Push

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of people have written to their local MPs in the first 24 hours of a Barnardo’s campaign demanding compulsory sex and relationships educati...

Tory MP Hits Out At Jeremy Hunt Over 'Extraordinarily Disappointing' Briefings Against NHS Chief

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

The Health Select Committee Chair has hit out at Jeremy Hunt over “extraordinarily disappointing” briefings against the NHS’s chief executive. S...

NHS Chief Slams May's Claim That Health Service Has Enough Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

NHS chief Simon Stevens has savaged Theresa May’s claims that the health service has got “more” money than it wanted. In a defiant evidence sess...

MPs Vote Against Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A parliamentary committee has voted against legislation that would make sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in schools- despite the fact ...

This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Immediately

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

Medical science has the potential to do some pretty amazing things, from restoring people’s eyesight to actually regrowing entire organs. While thos...

Jeremy Hunt Flees TV Reporter Asking About NHS 'Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

Watch Sky's @BethRigby persistently try and get answers from @Jeremy_Hunt on the state of the NHS https://t.co/ZzPLBzLqan— Sky News (@SkyNews) Janu...

Pensioner Crashes Into Bollard Outside Specsavers Front Door

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

In what could perhaps be a call to action, a pensioner crashed his car into a bollard outside the front door of a branch of Specsavers. The man, in hi...

Talk Of NHS 'Crises' Isn't Helping Labour Win Elections - Flint

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour should stop trying to depict every NHS problem as a “crisis”, the party’s former Health Minister Caroline Flint has warned. Flint told BB...

7 Experts And Patients' Groups Who Directly Contradict Hunt Over NHS Crisis

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

Jeremy Hunt’s attempts to downplay problems in the health service have been rebutted by medical experts and patients’ groups. The health secretary...

Piers Morgan Accuses Jeremy Hunt Of Letting NHS Return To The 'Dark Ages'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt was today accused by Piers Morgan of allowing the NHS to return to the “dark ages” during a tense live TV interview. The health secret...

Ex-Health Minister: It's 'Criminal' Child Mental Health Cash Is Being Used To Plug NHS Funding Hole

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics

A former Health Minister is demanding to know why hundreds of millions set aside for children’s health care is being used to plug holes in NHS budge...

These Six New Details Show Just How Much The NHS Is Struggling To Cope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

Doctors have warned that the NHS’s emergency care system is “on its knees” as news about A&E departments being forced to close their doors, deat...

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Hunt Backs Move To Increase Waiting Times For Routine New Medicines

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics

Cancer sufferers could be among thousands of patients forced to wait longer for new medicines, Huff Post UK has learned. The Heath Secretary Jeremy Hu...

Quality Of Care - My NHS Story

Beth Britton | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Parents
Beth Britton

Our NHS does many amazing things every single day. Indeed you might argue just surviving this long as a free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare system as various governments have tinkered around the edges with it is, in itself, a bit of a miracle. But real quality of care, the sort that seems on the face of it to be very basic but in reality is utterly transformative, is rarely mentioned. In this blog I want to remedy that in my own small way.

Number Of Urgent NHS Operations Cancelled Reaches Record High

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

The number of urgent NHS operations cancelled in England has reached a record high, almost double the figure reported just a year ago. New statistics ...

In The UK's Opioid-Related Deaths Crisis, The Home Office Has Blood On Its Hands

Avinash Tharoor | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Politics
Avinash Tharoor

The Home Office has demonstrated yet again that, when it comes to drug policy, it is more concerned with political posturing than public health.

Chronicling Cancer - How Blogging Can Help Tackle Cancer Taboos

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Winwood

In this sense, blogging can be purposeful by helping to raise people's awareness of the psychological, emotional and physical effects of cancer. Bloggers can lay out their thoughts and feelings honestly and sincerely.

We Can All Help To End HIV Stigma

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

These are just some of the many examples of national and local government, charities and people living with HIV working together to tackle stigma. But the evidence shows that we must all do more to make testing more acceptable and accessible, get more people treated early and protect others from acquiring HIV.

Only Statutory Regulation Of Healthcare Professionals Can Ensure Patient Safety

Carl Thomson | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

If you're admitted to hospital, you expect to leave in better health than when you went in. You certainly don't expect to be harmed during your stay by the medical professionals responsible for your care.

What Does Trumpcare Mean For The Future Health Of The USA?

Dr David Chivers | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr David Chivers

Explaining the US health system to UK and European audiences can be a challenge. In the US, access to affordable healthcare is a very emotive subject, attracting strong opinions across the spectrum. With the new President-elect heralding a shake-up for Obamacare - which was introduced to provide greater access to healthcare - emotions are likely to rise higher over coming months as this policy becomes a key area of focus for the new administration.