National Health Service

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...

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...

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...

Why America’s Sick Health Care System Turns British Conservatives Queasy

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

If the cornerstones of your culture include the world’s most famous spy, its best-loved wizard and the band that redefined pop music, it might seem ...

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...

NHS To Review 'Low-Value' Prescription Items

PA | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans. NHS England will ...

David Davis Told 'Do The Decent Thing' And Guarantee EU Citizens' Rights

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis was told on BBC Question Time to do the “decent thing” and unilaterally guarantee the right of EU citizens the right to remain in the ...

Scientists Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of How Sperm Swim

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

The odds are stacked against sperm. Most of the 150 million cells released when a man and woman have sex fail to even make it through the vagina. Thos...

Corbyn 'Dropped' Brexit Plan To Deliver £350m-A-Week For NHS

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics

A radical plan for Jeremy Corbyn to deliver the Brexiteers’ promise of £350m a week for the NHS was dropped amid party infighting and indecision, H...

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...

'Wet Ukip' To Blame For Stoke Defeat, Say Faragists

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

“Thanks to you, Stoke was our best fought by-election ever” – not the words you would expect to read from the Ukip chairman after Thursday’s d...

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...

NHS Faces New £1bn Bill For Negligence Under Liz Truss Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS is facing an extra £1 billion-a-year cost for medical negligence under controversial plans drafted by Justice Secretary Liz Truss to increase...

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...

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...

Corbyn Vows To Take Care Homes Into Public Ownership, Warns Of 'Danger Zone' NHS

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK

The NHS is in the “danger zone” under the Tories and Labour would nationalising failing care homes to protect their elderly patients, Jeremy Corby...

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....

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...

Jeremy Hunt To 'Water Down' Four-Hour A&E Waiting Time To Mask NHS Winter 'Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of “watering down” a landmark A&E target in an an effort to mask the NHS winter ‘crisis’, as the Health Secretary...

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...

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 ...

The NHS Will Give 10 Blind Patients Their Sight Back With An Experimental Bionic Eye

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

NHS England has revealed that it will give 10 blind patients an experimental bionic eye that could restore their sight. The 10 patients all suffer fro...

Questions Need To Be Asked About Jeremy Hunt's New NHS Reorganisation

Justin Madders | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

Despite the warnings about the secrecy, the impossible timetables and the financial imperatives surrounding these plans the Government seem determined to press ahead with them. When the plan for your area is released the questions outlined above might be ones you want to ask your local "STP lead" about.

His Name Was Paul

Samuel Goh | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Goh

Medicine is about treating the patient as a human being - to alleviate symptoms, to calm their worries, to address their concerns. It's about treating Paul, the man bearing the full brunt of life's storm. Not Paul, the patient with irregular bowel habits.

Doctors With Mental Illness - Time For A Change

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nima Ghadiri

This stigma can arise as early as medical school, fostered by a triad of competitiveness, fear and uncertainty. Students sometimes receive conflicting information about mental health, and may fear disclosing illness.