National Health Service

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...

Patients Praise NHS Staff After Huge Cyber Security Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

NHS staff have been praised for their hard work as they continue to help patients during a huge cyber attack that has hit hospitals and GP surgeries a...

NHS Hospitals And GPs Hit In Huge Cyber Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK

Hospitals and GP surgeries have been forced to turn away patients after they were hit by a huge cyber attack on Friday. NHS England has declared a maj...

HIV-Preventing Drug PrEP Should Be Available On NHS, Say Lib Dems

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Politics

The HIV-preventing drug PrEP should be made available on the NHS, the Lib Dems have said. Norman Lamb, the party’s health spokesman, said today PrEP...

Jeremy Hunt Says Nurses Get Above Average Pay As He's Asked Why They Use Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics

"We will hit targets again" @Jeremy_Hunt on NHS pressures #marr pic.twitter.com/jV8Jj0IFSG— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) May 7, 2017 Jere...

New Mums On Postnatal Wards Sometimes Go Without Food And Pain Relief, According To Mumsnet

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents

New mums say they are going without food, water, pain relief and washing facilities while on postnatal wards, according to a survey by Mumsnet. One in...

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...