UK Healthcare

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.

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.