‘Lonely’ disabled boy ‘unable to play with school friends’ after NHS refuses him powered wheelchair because “social interaction” isn’t medical requirement

September 8, 2017 admin 0

A four-year-old boy with a rare killer disease is unable to “run around” with his friends after the NHS refused to fund a new powered […]

NHS launches £100m drive to recruit foreign GPs

September 1, 2017 admin 0

The NHS in England is to pay recruitment agencies £100m as part of a huge international drive to boost the number of GPs. Contracts have […]

Do I have to understand jam-making to be a nurse?

August 25, 2017 admin 0

Polina Ralutin thinks the language test is too difficult Polina Ralutin was an experienced nurse in the Philippines and keen to take up a post […]

Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer

August 11, 2017 admin 0

Drinking just one glass of beer or wine a day could give you skin cancer, scientists have warned,” the Mail Online reports. “Drinking just one […]

NHS to fund baby Oliver’s US heart operation

August 9, 2017 admin 0

The family of a baby boy who have been fundraising for him to have life-saving heart surgery in the US has been told the NHS […]

Reports that frequent drinking prevents diabetes are inaccurate

August 1, 2017 admin 0

“Drinking a moderate amount of certain drinks such as wine three to four times a week reduced diabetes risk by about 30%,” The Guardian reports. […]

Some types of vegetarian diet can raise heart disease risk

July 29, 2017 admin 0

“Being vegetarian isn’t always healthy: Plant-based diet may raise the risk of heart disease,” the Daily Mail reports. A US study found a vegetarian diet […]

Ffion Rudman, six, gets blade after sepsis leg loss

July 24, 2017 admin 0

A six-year-old girl who had part of her leg amputated after contracting sepsis is able to run again after receiving funding for a sports blade. […]

NHS ranked ‘number one’ health system

July 17, 2017 admin 0

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, […]

Longer ambulance waits for Cumbria heart attack and stroke victims

July 15, 2017 admin 0

Changes made by the new Ambulance Response Programme will see fewer emergency calls being classified as ‘life threatening’, resulting in longer wait times for patients. […]

Theresa May urged to appoint learning disability commissioner

July 11, 2017 admin 0

The “shocking” case of a man with learning disabilities and terminal cancer has led to a call for the prime minister to appoint a commissioner […]

How I saved the NHS £22 million, says mum

July 5, 2017 admin 0

David, now 17, had to wait almost four months for an ankle foot orthosis A wasted operation which left her son David unable to walk […]

Will NHS approve the new cancer drug which avoids the pain of chemotherapy?

June 25, 2017 admin 0

A ‘game changing’ cancer treatment is far kinder to victims than chemotherapy, according to research published last night. Patients treated with immunotherapy enjoyed a vastly […]