UK Healthcare

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.

NHS At 'Breaking Point' As Number Of Beds Drops By A Fifth In Ten Years

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS is at a “breaking point” as the number of overnight hospital beds in English hospitals has dropped by a fifth over the last ten years. The...

Lack Of Sex Education In Schools Is A 'Ticking Sexual Health Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The su...

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics

1. Nearly Every Local Authority Will Raise Council Tax Millions face hikes in council tax as the majority of town halls expect to raise rates, a thin...

A&E Patients Suffer Worst Month Of Delays In 13 Years

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

Accident and emergency patients in England experienced the worst month of delays this winter in the 13 years since the four-hour target was introduced...

Tory Health Minister Slammed For Dismissing Closure Of NHS Walk-In Centres

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

A Tory Health Minister was slammed on Tuesday for dismissing closures of NHS walk-in centres. In a letter to the Health Secretary seen by The Huffingt...

Colleges Forced To Send Students To A&E Due To Lack Of Mental Health Services

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost three-quarters of colleges in England have been forced to send students with mental health issues to A&E in the past year due to a lack of comm...

Ken Loach, Lily Allen And Frankie Boyle Back Campaign To Halt Donald Trump State Visit

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Ken Loach, Lily Allen and Frankie Boyle have joined scores of public figures calling for Donald Trump’s state visit to be cancelled. More than 90 si...

Artificial Intelligence For Healthcare Is Booming

Reuven Cohen | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

The opportunity for AI in Healthcare isn't just about making doctors and healthcare providers more efficient in their work; it's about making the lives of the patients better and saving lives is the ultimate business model you can have.

Six Stories You May Have Missed Because Of Donald Trump's Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics

The political tornado caused by Donald Trump’s travel ban for Muslims created perfect conditions for slipping out tricky news. With all eyes on the ...

Suffer From Vertigo? Virtual Reality Could Help Cure You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Contrary to popular belief, suffering from vertigo doesn’t just mean being afraid of heights. In fact vertigo is a far more complex symptom that can...

What Really Happens Behind Closed Doors In A GP's Surgery

Samir Dawlatly | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Samir Dawlatly

If I don't get everything done, I have to leave it to the next day, knowing that there will be even more. Alternatively, I log on to our computer system from home, after I have said goodnight to the children, and continue with the paperwork. So the work continues, to try to maintain high standards of patient care, even when my door is closed and I don't have a patient sat in front of me.

Ageing Parents - A Wake Up Call

Beth Britton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

With this being my 50th Huffington Post blog, I had made a plan for what I'd write about, but like all plans you make when you have ageing parents those plans can go out of the window very quickly.

Mind The Gap: How Descartes' Philosophy Is Hurting Healthcare

Laura Elliott | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Laura Elliott

It's fair to say that most of us don't consider René Descartes to play an important role in our day-to-day lives. Yes, he gave us 'I think therefore ...

Developing Countries Are Ill-Equipped To Manage The Growing Chronic-Disease Burden

Martin Koehring | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Tech
Martin Koehring

Meanwhile, technological and organisational innovations as well as sustained, co-ordinated efforts across multiple stakeholders are required. The healthcare infrastructure developed to address Millennium Development Goals can be leveraged to face the NCD challenge.

Brexit Could Put The UK 'Second Rank' For Access To New Medicines

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

Patients could face a delay of up to a year for new medicines as a result of Brexit, the Heath Secretary told MPs on Tuesday. Jeremy Hunt said Britain...

Student Nurse's Impassioned Message Defending Hard Work Of NHS Staff Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A student’s heartfelt message defending the hard work of NHS staff after a stranger asked why she wanted to be a nurse and “wipe asses for a livin...

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...