Healthcare

This week, Black Ballad is guest-editing HuffPost UK with a series by Black women on parenting, family, and our post-Covid future.
Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) started in 1948 with the mission that no person is “denied medical aid because of lack of means.” Today, on its 72nd birthday, it is the 5th largest employer in the world and has pioneered everything from heart transplants to IVF babies.
The government's "perverse" decision to set up new laboratories is contributing to testing problems, it is claimed.
As cleanliness and hygiene move to the top of everyone’s agenda amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government’s criteria for some to be deemed a key worker excludes some cleaning staff. People within the industry are asking for more recognition.
Healthcare workers thanked for battling coronavirus outbreak with nationwide clapping at 8pm.
Patients will no longer face the embarrassment of not being able to easily access sanitary pads and tampons.
There needs to be more investment and policy action to help people, particularly in mid-life onwards, to stop smoking, have a better diet, drink less alcohol and do more exercise.
Sounds bad, but actually it could be really useful.
'Despite the help from the lay health workers, there were still several challenges at the clinics.'
'Reform is clearly needed. All that’s in dispute is what it should look like.'