National Health Service

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 04.10.2017 | 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 04.10.2017 | 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 30.09.2017 | 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 07.09.2017 | 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 10.08.2017 | 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 27.07.2017 | 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 09.07.2017 | 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 02.07.2017 | 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.

8 Junior Doctors Explain Why They Won't Be At Work On Tuesday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

The first part of the junior doctors strike is set to begin on Tuesday, with medics protesting new contracts put forward by Health Secretary Jeremy Hu...

The Junior Doctors Strike Is Off...For Now

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK

Tuesday’s junior doctor strike has been postponed after a last-minute breakthrough talks between the British Medical Association and the Department ...

Junior Doctors Offered 11 Percent Pay Rise By Hunt To Fend Off Strike Action

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics

Junior doctors are to be offered an 11 percent pay rise in the hope of reducing the simmering tension over changes to their working hours and avoid a ...

The Conservatives Have a Clear Plan for the National Health Service

George Dokimakis | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

The plan is to privatise the NHS. Blinded by the trillions of dollars the health industry generates for the USA and the subsequent donations private healthcare providers would quite possibly give to their party as a thank you, they are clear that the blight of the state-provided NHS to the free markets must go...

Apathy Won't Save the NHS

Dr Rebecca Jones | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Dr Rebecca Jones

Maybe there really is just a sense of futility about the whole thing. Maybe it would be easier to sit back and let the powers that be take control and dismantle our health service, transforming it into whatever they feel is the best for the British public. My issue with this argument is that it is not for the government to decide for us. As many of the fantastic speakers at Crash Call reminded us, this is OUR NHS. We pay for it and we use it, so we should have a say in its future.