Rising numbers of NHS hospitals charging disabled patients to park

October 23, 2017 admin 0

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals are charging disabled patients and visitors for parking, official figures show. The statistics reveal that 139 hospital sites insist on […]

Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust back in special measures

October 13, 2017 admin 0

A mental health trust has been put back in special measures after its board “failed” to address serious concerns raised since 2014, a report says. […]

Sepsis guidance from NICE “unachievable” given NHS workforce pressures

September 28, 2017 admin 2

  NICE quality standards on sepsis are “unachievable” with current staff shortages, a senior acute medic has warned. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society […]

New insight into how excess belly fat may increase cancer risk

September 13, 2017 admin 0

“Belly fat releases proteins that fuel the growth of malignant [cancerous] cells,” the Mail Online reports. It’s long been known that obesity is an independent […]

‘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 […]

Gum disease linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

August 24, 2017 admin 0

“Gum disease sufferers 70% more likely to get dementia,” The Times reports. A Taiwanese study found that people with a 10-year or longer history of […]

‘Junk food’ may increase cancer risk in ‘healthy weight’ women

August 21, 2017 admin 0

“Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research has warned,” […]