National Health Service

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.

Ministers Need To Answer Questions Following Dispatches Investigation Into The Childhood Obesity Plan

Sharon Hodgson | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sharon Hodgson

Since its publication in the summer, we have all had concerns about the final outcome of the Childhood Obesity Plan, but this week's Channel 4 Dispatc...

Inspiring A Healthier Future

Helen Donovan | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Donovan

Public health nursing has its origins in the mid 1800's when the inequalities of the 19th century, and the ruinous health outcomes of the poorest in society, became increasingly apparent. Following the Boer War, in which the Government struggled to find enough young people who were fit enough to recruit as soldiers, infant welfare in particular fast became a priority.

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

Are Patients 'At Risk From Thousands Of EU Medics?'

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Nima Ghadiri

On 24th September 2016, the Daily Mail headlined with the following: This follows on from a number of previous articles published earlier in the ye...

Could NHS Sustainability Plans Help Voters Influence The NHS's Future?

Karin Smyth | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Karin Smyth

Labour should welcome the way place-based planning can draw people together to find solutions, as a potential means to resolve some of problems caused by the Health and Social Care Act.

Junior Doctors and Social Media: Fighting for the NHS

Dr Ranj Singh | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Dr Ranj Singh

ps1.jpg What happens when medics and social media collide? You get one of the biggest revolutions in one of the world's most respected healthcare systems... A real power shift happened. Social media meant that the people, whom the NHS stood for, were back in the driving seat.

NHS Staff Across the Country Are Vital to Stamping Out Child Sexual Abuse

Matthew Reed | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Matthew Reed

Stamping out child abuse is the responsibility of everyone who works with children and NHS staff - from receptionists to nurses and doctors - are ideally placed to spot the signs of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Government's EatWell Guide IS NOT Responsible for Diabetes and Obesity

Emer Delaney | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I must admit, I get increasingly frustrated with some of the reports I read in our papers these days. Take a recent article that appeared in The Daily...

Is NHS General Practice No Longer a Valued Member of the Family as It Turns 68?

Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP

NHS general practice turns 68 today, which is a cause for celebration and a time to reflect on its place in the family of national institutions. But it feels like the mood of Government has turned from looking at general practice as a wise and valued guide through life, to seeing it as a burdensome hanger-on from a past age.