UK Healthcare

Labour Peer Tables 'Regret Motion' In Final Act Of Defiance Against NHS Cuts

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will use the final day of Parliament before the general election to stage a last-ditch attempt to protect student nurse bursaries from Tory cut...

Jeremy Hunt Accused Of 'Guzzling' Down A Pay Rise

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt was today accused of “guzzling” down a pay rise for himself at the same time as refusing to increase the wages of NHS staff. In an int...

Apple's Reportedly Working On A 'Holy Grail' Technology For Treating Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

Apple is reportedly working on a top-secret project that if successful, could become the “holy grail” of treating diabetes, claims CNBC. Three ano...

Two In Five Patients Have Experienced 'Fat Bias' Within NHS, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two in five people say they have experienced ‘fat bias’ from within the NHS, according to a new survey. The findings, released to coincide with ne...

NHS And Social Care Faces Turmoil Unless Funding Pumped In, Warns Lords Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

A “shocking” lack of planning by the Government is placing the future of the health service at risk, a Lords committee warned today. A damning rep...

Suicidal Callers Seeking NHS Help ‘Put On Hold Until They Hung Up’

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

An “urgent investigation” has been launched following claims that suicidal patients calling the NHS 111 helpline are being left on hold until they...

Crucial NHS Pledge 'Jettisoned' In 'Trade Off' As Service Makes Do With Budget

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

Patients will have to wait longer for non-urgent operations, the head of the NHS has said. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said he expe...

We're Having More 'Life Saving' Conversations Than Ever About Our Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

More people are having “life-saving” conversations about their mental health - but men and older people are far less likely to do so, a landmark s...

Medical Students Forced To Resit Exam Over Social Media Cheating Scheme

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of medical students at one of Scotland’s top universities will be forced to resit a clinical exam amid allegations of cheating. The Univer...

'Tory Privatisation' Attacked As Firms Get £900m Of NHS Cash

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics

“Tory privatisation” of the NHS has been condemned by Labour after new figures showed that roughly half of new cash pumped into system was spent o...

Why Did Trump Fail To Pass His Health Reforms?

Johnny Luk | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Johnny Luk

President Trump is probably sitting in the Oval Office seething. What went wrong? Leaving aside the technical details, such as the loss of medical insurance coverage for 25 million people - scaring the moderates, or in the other extreme, not cutting costs enough for the diehards, this legislative exercise, like all major decisions, is about behaviour.

Volunteering Abroad Renews Your Sense Of Pride And Faith In The NHS

Manish Raval | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Manish Raval

I'm an anaesthetist and volunteer for blindness prevention charity Orbis. We operate the Flying Eye Hospital, which is a teaching facility with both a...

In Defence Of Obamacare

Ashish Prashar | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

There is widespread recognition that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) delivered by President Obama, the Federal Government and Congress created a solution for every American to have health care.

Go Digital And Do Your Bit For The NHS (And Yourself)

Chris Spencer | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Every appointment that is booked online is time freed up for a busy receptionist to spend on other important work with patients - for example, ringing people to tell them their test results are in. Of course, some GP practices are already doing that online too.

New Immigration Charge Could Cost NHS Millions And Make Staff Shortages Worse

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK

A new immigration charge could cost the NHS millions of pounds and make staff shortages worse, leading healthcare professionals have warned. The healt...

The Right Care - Instead Of "Chemical Restraint"

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

Mike*, who has a complex learning disability, had been on high doses of anti-psychotic medication for so long, that no one can remember when the drugs...

Tens Of Thousands Join London March Demanding More NHS Funding

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to protest about the future of the NHS. Organisers have described the national demonst...

Looming Article 50 Makes People More Concerned Than Ever About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

A poll has recorded its highest ever level of concern among voters about Brexit as Article 50 looms. Ipsos Mori’s poll for the Economist Issues Inde...

Sex And Relationships Education Becomes Compulsory For All In Huge Curriculum Shake Up

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Sex and relationships education is to become compulsory for all school children in England, the education secretary announced on Wednesday. In a much...

Children As Young As Four Could Be About To Get Compulsory Sex Ed Lessons

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers are set to announce compulsory sex and relationships education for children as young as four, according to reports. It is believed that aft...

Legislate To Innovate: Sustaining The UK As An Innovation Economy After Brexit

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

Britain has for centuries been a world centre for innovation. This has helped support our economy. Brexit provides us with a clear opportunity to ens...

Half A Million Confidential NHS Patient Documents Mislaid In Warehouse For 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

The NHS has mislaid more than half a million pieces of patients’ confidential medical correspondence, including treatment plans and cancer test resu...

Patients Living In the EU May Not Be Eligible For NHS Healthcare After Brexit, MPs Told

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics

Expats who return to the UK from the EU after Brexit may not be eligible for free healthcare on the NHS, MPs were told on Tuesday. Jean McHale, a prof...

Councils Slam New Tory Funding Deal As 'Hugely Disappointing'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Tory chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned councils will have to cut essential services, after they were given no extra cash ...

Five Ways Healthcare Organisations Can Get Ahead In The Race To The Medical Internet Of Things (MIoT)

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the last few years. The concept has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception.