Shampoo, toothpaste, and pizza being prescribed by NHS

April 21, 2017 admin 0

GPs are spending millions of pounds prescribing shampoo, toothpaste, suncream and pizza to their patients, despite the worst financial crisis in NHS history. New figures […]

NHS set to ban sugary fizzy drinks

April 21, 2017 admin 0

Drinks which contain high levels of sugar, including Coke and sugary coffee, could be banned by hospitals. Medics are lobbying to ban sugary drinks if action is […]

Sharp rise in A&Es turning away ambulances

April 7, 2017 admin 0

Overcrowded hospitals in England were forced to close their doors nearly 500 times to ambulances this winter. The number of diverts was nearly double the […]

NHS targets suncream prescriptions for cuts

March 31, 2017 admin 0

Suncream, cold remedies and gluten-free food may no longer be available on the NHS in England under a crackdown on “low value” medicines. NHS England […]

Jeremy Hunt ‘sorry’ NHS 111 call did not spot boy’s sepsis

March 28, 2017 admin 0

  A boy who died aged one after NHS staff failed to identify he had septicaemia was “let down”, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted. Mr […]

Frustrated families are waiting more than two years for autism diagnosis

March 24, 2017 admin 0

DESPITE NHS guidelines ruling that children suspected of having autism should be screened within three months, parents in south Essex are being forced to face […]

‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected.

March 23, 2017 admin 0

More than 2,500 hospital beds a day are taken up by patients whose release has been delayed due to problems in the social care system. […]

NHS delays leave thousands facing long wait for wheelchairs

March 22, 2017 admin 0

Campaigners call for equality of access for disabled people as first official figures point to ‘postcode lottery’ in provisions Thousands of disabled people face long […]

Record numbers of EU nurses quit NHS

March 21, 2017 admin 0

Staffing crisis worsens as workers fear being unwelcome after Brexit The number of EU nationals registering as nurses in England has dropped by 92% since […]

NHS services face ‘impossible’ budget crisis, health trusts warn

March 20, 2017 admin 0

NHS Providers says operation waiting lists and delays at A&E departments will soar next year under predicted funding Frontline NHS services face “mission impossible” in […]

Dying patients waiting hours for pain relief in NHS funding shortfall

March 14, 2017 admin 0

Overworked district nurses struggling to care for dying patients, with one in seven posts cut in two years, warns King’s Fund Dying patients are waiting […]