UK Healthcare

Jeremy Hunt Is Trying To Outsmart Prof Stephen Hawking And It's Not Going Well

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK

LATEST: Jeremy Hunt is still trying to outsmart Prof Stephen Hawking (and it’s still going badly) Jeremy Hunt has rejected Professor Stephen Hawking...

A Guide To... Diarrhoea

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Preventing diarrhoea is normally a case of reducing your risk of catching an infection. This includes making sure you maintain high standards of personal and food hygiene. You should make sure you wash your hands with soap and hot water after going to the toilet and both before and after eating/ preparing food.

Northerners 'More Likely To Die Early' Than People In South

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People living in northern England are 20% more likely to die early (under the age of 75) compared to those from the south, according to a new study. T...

Midwife Shortage Laid Bare As Nearly Half Of All Maternity Wards Shut To New Mums Last Year

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Politics

Almost half of England’s maternity wards were shut to new mums at some point in 2016 because of bed or staff shortages, alarming research revealed t...

Gold Nanoparticles Could Be A New Way To Treat Cancer

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from Edinburgh University have found that gold could be used to tackle certain cancers. The team found that gold nanoparticles greatly incr...

NHS Could 'Go Under' Without Staff Assurances Over Brexit, Nurses' Union Warns

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

The NHS could “go under” unless European Union staff are given reassurances about their future after Brexit, the head of the Royal College of Nurs...

Suicidal Teen Whose Case Prompted To Judge To Warn Of 'Blood Of Our Hands' Now Has Care

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

A suicidal teen, whose lack of care prompted a High Court judge to condemn the shortage of treatment for mentally unwell children, now has a “safe a...

Judge Gives Charlie Gard's Parents And Hospital Deadline To Agree Where He'll Die

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

The judge in the Charlie Gard case has ordered the little boy be taken to a hospice to die, unless his parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital reach ...

6 Weird Places That Women Have Given Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents

For most pregnant women the location options for delivering your baby are fairly standard - hospital, midwifery unit, at home. And in fact, only 2.3% ...

Health Risks To The IT Crowd

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

According to recent research, Brits now spend an average of five hours a day on their mobile phones, not to mention all the hours sat in front of computer screens at work. So, what's the impact of this on our health?

Five Reasons Donald Trump Is A Health Hazard

Martin Drewry | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Martin Drewry

When Donald Trump tries to sneak in to the UK, be careful! This is a president that should come with a health warning. Here's five ways Trump is bad for public health around the world.

Drug Death Surge May Be Worse Because Of Government Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK

The Government has “urgent questions” to answer over whether the cuts to spending on drug treatment forced on councils by austerity has contribute...

English Language Test For Nurses May Be 'Too Rigorous', Says David Davis

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has risked a cabinet row after he suggested the English language tests for foreign-born nurses was “too rigorous”. The sharp drop in t...

Personal Health Technology - Will Digital Technology Really Do Away With Doctors?

Kathy Mason | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

Whilst technology is certainly becoming pervasive in our health services, it seems a long way yet from replacing our doctors or other health professionals. We are starting to change attitudes to digital health technology, alongside increasingly available and accessible products and services

5 Insane Things You Didn't Know About The NHS

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

Today marks the 69th birthday of the great British institution, the National Health Service (NHS). In honour of this milestone here are 5 facts that d...

Five People Give Their Emotional Accounts Of How The NHS Saved Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

The NHS turns the grand old age of 69 today, with many paying tribute to the health service for all it has done. The service began on 5 July 1948, fol...

Jeremy Hunt Photographed With Papers Warning 'Hard Brexit Means People Fleeing The UK'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt was photographed holding notes that warned a “hard Brexit means people fleeing the UK”, as he walked into Downing Street this morning....

Tories Accused Of 'Divide And Rule' Tactics On 1% Pay Cap

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers have been accused of using “divide and rule” tactics on public sector pay as it emerged that NHS staff and the armed forces won’t get ...

Shock Report Shows UK Mental Health Services 'At Breaking Point'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May have defended their record on mental health - just hours after a new report found some patients were being transported 500...

Is Brexit Really To Blame For The 96% Drop In EU Nurses Coming To Work In Our NHS?

Stephen Burke | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

Figures released last week by The Health Foundation painted a pretty bleak picture of the impact of Brexit on the NHS - they told us that EU nurses re...

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...