National Health Service

Mental Health Patients Are Victims Of Postcode Lottery, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

New figures have revealed that half of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which set NHS trust budgets, plan to cut their spending on mental health ...

Boris Johnson Is Still Repeating *That* £350m Claim

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson has once again repeated the now-infamous claim that leaving the European Union will save £350 million a week. In a 4,000-word column fo...

The Government Has Quietly Shelved NHS 18-Week Waiting Time Target

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics

The government has quietly shelved 18-week NHS waiting times for elective surgery, according to a Labour peer. Lord Philip Hunt of Kings Heath said he...

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...

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...

NHS Announces Trial For HIV Prevention Drug After Losing Court Case To Avoid Funding It

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

The NHS has announce it will trial funding an HIV prevention drug it previously resisted having to prescribe. Last year, the NHS lost a legal battle a...

Jeremy Hunt Defends Mental Health Plans By Saying 'Look At Our Track Record'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

Jeremy Hunt has defended an NHS expansion plan for mental health services against accusations it doesn’t go far enough by highlighting the Tories’...

Steroid Use Increases Four-Fold In One Year, As More Young Men Take Muscle-Enhancing Drugs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Steroids have become the only drug to see increased usage in the UK over the last year, according to official data from the Home Office. Use of anabol...

Poor Sleep Could Be Causing You To Gain Weight

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Tech

New research has found that a good night’s sleep isn’t just stopping you from dropping off at your desk, but is also protecting you against adding...

6 Reasons Why Letting Your Children Get Dirty Is a Great Idea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

Most parents will remember childhood summers spent outside (come rain or shine), but children today are likely spend their school holidays on YouTube ...

Chickenpox Jab Now Available On The High Street, But Should Parents Get It For Their Kids?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents

Superdrug has become the first retailer on the British high street to offer a chickenpox vaccination. Currently the jab is not part of the NHS routine...

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...

Four Nurses Explain The Grim Reality Of Working In An Understaffed Health Service

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

Nurses have revealed the grim realities of working in a health service which is, for the first time in recent history, seeing more nurses leaving the ...

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...

Scotland Yard Launches Criminal Investigation In To Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

First victim named as Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali 6 victims have now been provisionally identified by police Met warns of risk that they ‘may n...

We Should Learn From The NHS' Brush With Cyber Disaster

Dr Mils Hills | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Mils Hills

There are also wider lessons for any other business or organisation - given the dependency of all institutions on IT systems, the large numbers of users and devices that connect to those systems and the increasing requirement for 'always on' capability. This blog post will address five key observations that are aimed at stimulating planning and thinking.

Tory Net Migration Target Will Cost Treasury £6 Billion, Say Greens

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics

Tory plans to cut net migration to 100,000 could cost the Treasury billions, according to the Greens. Co-leader Caroline Lucas will make a speech defe...

Brexit Could Cost NHS Extra Half A Billion If Expats Return Home, Warns Nuffield Trust

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS could be landed with a bill of nearly half a billion pounds if retired British expats decide to return home if their right to healthcare in Eu...

9 Learnings From BBC One's 'The Truth About HIV'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 100,000 people live with HIV in the UK, with 6,000 new infections occurring every year. In ‘The Truth About HIV’, which airs on BBC One on...

Even Labour Isn't Pledging Enough Money To Save The NHS, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK

None of the main political parties is committing enough money to save the NHS, a leading health think tank has warned. Labour, the Conservatives and t...

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Corbyn's IRA Views And Boris Johnson's Missing £350m For The NHS

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Ukip leader Paul Nuttall downplayed the importance of his party securing MPs – which is a strange tactic with the election fewe...

Microsoft Points The Finger At The NSA Over Ransomware That Paralysed The NHS

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft has issued a blistering attack on the US government after a software vulnerability stockpiled by the National Security Agency (NSA) and late...

New Ransom Email Cyber Attack Fears At Start Of Working Week

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

The global cyber attack which crippled NHS services on Friday could strike again as people return to work today, experts have warned. More than 200,00...

McDonnell Denies 'Row' Over Labour's Plan To Axe Tuition Fees

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has denied that he and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner have disagreed over Labour’s flagship manifesto pledge to abolish uni...